Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


September 4, 2013

GC Football: Previews for Golden Circle football games this week


Corsicana —


Dawson at Kerens

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Bobcat Stadium

RECORDS: Class 1A Dawson 0-1, Class 1A-Kerens 0-1.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Kerens: QB Nate Betts, K Jovani Coronado, Tavion Hall WR, Trevor Stewart WR Dawson: WR Ian Norwood, QB Lane Dotson,WR Jared Gray, RB Dalton Long.

UPDATE:  Dawson was downed by Cross Roads last week 46-13 ... Kerens was taken down by Edgewood by the score of 53-26 ... both teams will look to tighten up their defenses after allowing a total of 99 points and 972 yards from scrimmage between the two in week zero...Nate Betts will look to get things going again after rushing for 132-yards and 2 TD's last week...Dawson will look for help from the explosive Ian Norwood after Norwood returned a 74-yard kickoff for a TD ... Dawson had only 146 yards of total offense against Cross Roads ..The Bulldogs have a ne coach in Larry Prince nd a lot of hope to have a breakout season and they end a two-year losing streak while Kerens is trying to bounce back after a surprising loss in its opener. The Bobcats entered the season with high expectations and were disapointed after he opening night loss.

 — Joey Snowden


Alba-Golden at Frost

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Parum Field

RECORDS: Class 2A Alba-Golden is 1-0.  Class 1A Frost is 0-1.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Alba-Golden:  OL Austin Kennedy, NG Gus Peacock, RB Edward Salinas, RB/LB Dalton Wright.  Frost:  LB/TE Colton Clayton, RB Kobe Hailey, OL/DL Alexis Lopez, OL Gabriel Suaste.

UPDATE: Last year, Frost scored two second-half touchdowns to beat Alba-Golden 29-16…Last week, Alba-Golden rolled past Cumby 32-18…the Panthers expect to run behind Kennedy (6’5, 265) with Salinas (5’6, 200, 4.8) and Wright (6’1, 220, 4.7)…The Polar Bears lost four of their 11 fumbles in last week’s 38-14 loss to Chico at Bedford’s Pennington Field…Two of the lost fumbles occurred inside the Polar Bears’ 5-yard line and led to Chico touchdowns…Hailey, a freshman, was a bright-spot with 117-yards rushing on 15 attempts as he played QB and RB…Hailey had a 74-yard touchdown run and another 80-yard touchdown run was nullified due to a penalty…Clayton led the defense with 6 tackles and a sack last week.  He also caught the only Polar Bear pass in last week’s game – a two point conversion from Hailey.    

 —  Don Lundsford

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  • Dawson VB.jpg GC Volleyball Summer Tour: Dawson eyes playoffs

    Nothing feels the same at Dawson.
    It's not only a new season in a new district but second-year Coach Alica Sexton enters the year after having a full season with her kids — a season that revamped the program at Dawson, where they hadn't won in years.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • I7-31-14 Mayper.jpg Navarro Football: Nothing changes for success-minded Bulldogs

    It didn't take long for Navarro football Coach Brian Mayper  to deliver his preseason message at the SWJCFC Media Day Thursday.
    “No surprises at Navarro,'' said Mayper, the first of the seven conference coaches to speak to the media. “We're running the same stuff. You guys know we're going to run the ball. And thank God, we're not changes defenses again this year.''
    Mayper's real message is that life at Navarro is all about winning, and all about a culture that expects to win.
    “We expect to win them all. If you don't, you're in the wrong business,'' Mayper said. “I think our kids expect it, too.''

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-31-14 Jae.jpg GC Volleyball Summer Tour: Frost set for a big season

    Everybody's back at Frost.
    Yes, everybody.
    “This will probably never happen again,'' said Frost volleyball Coach Elaine Woods, who returns every player from last year's team.
    They are not only back, but they are talented — arguably the most talented group of volleyball players in Frost history.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30-14 Davis.jpg Former Cowboy Keith Davis delivers motivational speech

    Keith Davis believes in dreams.
    He lived his.
    That was one of the messages Davis, a former Dallas Cowboys safety, delivered to a standing-room-only crowd of youngsters Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club, where he spoke with enthusiasm and energy about life inside and outside of the NFL.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30 web Wortham TTBA picture.jpg TTBB: Wortham takes second at state tournament

    The Wortham Bulldogs made an impressive run at the Texas Teenage Baseball Association High School Eligible State Tournament in Buffalo and took second in the state.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-29-14 tiger sharks.jpg Tiger Sharks make splash at state meet

    There are leaps and bounds, and then there's what the Corsicana YMCA Tiger Sharks did over the weekend at the Lone Star state swimming meet in Frisco.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-27 Shimonek all-star.jpg Mildred's Shimonek transferring from Iowa, will walk on at Texas Tech

    Former Mildred quarterback and Golden Circle Del Thrash Player of the Year Nic Shimonek is leaving the University of Iowa after one red-shirt year and transferring to Texas Tech because of Iowa's pro-style offense.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • GC Baseball/Softball: Mildred names Zamzow new baseball coach; AD Chambliess to coach softball again

         The Mildred Eagles didn’t have to go far to find a new baseball coach to replace Aaron Tidwell, who left the diamond to take the job as the principal of Mildred High School.
        On Saturday, Mildred named softball coach Brett Zamzow its new baseball coach as Zamzow, who was Tidwell's assistant for five years,  moves back to baseball after spending a year coaching softball.
        To complete the move Mildred Athletic Director Billy Dan Chambliess will take over the softball team. Chambliess, who is the head football coach, spent fours years coaching softball before becoming the school’s AD last year. All four of his teams won district titles.

    July 26, 2014

  • RON MORGAN.jpg Morgan; Remembering House and a better era

    The Cowboys started training camp the same week that Robert Newhouse died.
    In a way, that’s very unfortunate for Jerry. Thinking back to the “Human Bowling Ball” and the teams of that era might lead to the inevitable comparisons to today’s product on the field.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • weights.jpg GC Football: Blooming Grove's Williams expects to win

    His father was a head coach for years at Pecos High and his brother-in-law is the head football coach at DeSoto, but Lawrence Williams Jr., a man who loves coaching football, never had any ideas about being the head man.
    “I love coaching,'' said Williams as he sat at his desk in Blooming Grove, where he became the Lions' head coach this summer. “I just never thought about being the head coach and I never applied to be a head coach. With this job I can still coach.''

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo