Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

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September 4, 2013

GC Football: Previews for Golden Circle football games this week

Corsicana — Dallas Gateway at Bl. Grove

7:30 p.m. Friday


At Lion Stadium

RECORDS: Class 2A D II Blooming Grove is 0-1, Class 1A Dallas Gateway is 0-0.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Dallas Gateway: QB Michael (Athlete) Jimmerson, L Avery Harris, L Javon Toney, LB Kelvin Williams. Blooming Grove: RB/LB Travis Whiteside, QB/K Tyler Ellis, RB Tyler Morris, WR Brandon Hays.

UPDATE: Blooming Grove is coming off a tough loss on the road in Dallas to Red Oak Life in which the Lions gave up 405 yards on  defense on the night including 257 on the ground in a 34-7 loss ...But the Lions moved the ball last week, gaining 282 yards on the ground and amassing 377 yards of offense ...They completed 8 of 14 passes for 95 yards ... The Lions had a big 45-14 win against Dallas Gateway a year as four different players scored ... Gateway led in that game 6-0, but then-QB Jayd Kirby, who scored twice, sparked the comeback ... Whiteside scored a TD against Gateway in Dallas last year and Ellis kicked a 27-yard field goal in that game ... Whiteside also scored last week in the opening night loss ...Gateway did not play last week, and is coming off 4-6 season, but the Gators lost 14 seniors and is rebuilding.

 — Mike Phillips

 

Rice at Eustace

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Bulldog Stadium

RECORDS: Class 2A Rice is -1. Class 2A Eustace is 0-1.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Rice:  RB Angel Oropeza, OL Irving Briones, LB Nathan Bowling, DB Austin Peppers. Eustace:  LB Nathan Denson, FB Jesus Barcenas, OL Thomas Hyde, DE Zach Hughes.

UPDATE: Eustace rallied to win last year’s meeting, 26-23, on a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter … In last week’s season openers, Rice struggled with Hubbard, while Eustace stopped Canton, 26-21 … RB Chris Atchley scored the lone Rice touchdown last week, finishing the game with 103 yards rushing … Sophomores Sergio Gonzalez and Dylynn Anderson had successful varsity debuts for Rice, combining for 114 yards rushing on 14 carries … Rice had to face Hubbard last week without its starting QB and ran up against a Hubbard team that appears loaded this season ...Defensively, Rice was paced by LB Raven Huffman with 12  tackles and 3 sacks … Eustace rushed for 317 yards against 3A Canton last week … Steven Stine led the ground game with 136 yards on 22 carries … Eustace held Canton to only 190 yards of total offense.

 —  Jim Pitts

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