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September 10, 2013

Navarro football: Bulldogs, who remain No. 2 in the national poll after their bye week, open conference play in Cisco

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Corsicana —

Navarro at Cisco

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Chesley Field

RECORDS: 2nd-ranked Navarro (2-0) and Cisco  (0-1)

RECENT HISTORY: Cisco jumped to a 7-0 lead, but Navarro rolled to a 56-14 win at Tiger Stadium last season.

KEY PLAYERS: Navarro: OL Carter Wall, QB Josh Greer, RB Tim Wright, RB Cameron Washington, LB Dominic Kelly, WR Markel Steward-Gillespie, OL Tim Hines, DE Desmond Owino, DL Kerry Holiday, DL John Williams, CB Sherman Gilbert, S Aaron Shaw, S Alex Miller, CB KeUntis Thompson, LB Chrishard Buhl, WR Devin Lauderdale, WR Austin Collins. Cisco: WR Jared Mapps, QB Jonathan Bowen, QB Jacorey McQueen, P Felipe Para, KOR Marquis Elder.

GAME NOTES: Cisco floundered in its opener to Garden City (37-21) thanks to poor execution and 3 turnovers . . . QB McQueen has the capability to be a dual threat, but he was limited to 5 of 24 passing in the opener, forcing coach Scott Taylor to shift to backup Jonathan Bowen (7-15-1-81). McQueen also averaged 5.7 yards on six attempts . . . WR Mapps is familiar with the Bulldog secondary, having had a hand in a trick play to open last season’s game ... Mapps was at it again against Garden City, averaging 42.3 yards on 3 catches, including a 73-yarder for a touchdown . . . Navarro should be at full strength this week on offense, save for RB Tarlandus Mitchell, who may be held out because of a hamstring strain against Hutchinson . . . Navarro could test the air more this week after not having a major need to tax quarterback Greer in the first two games. The 6-4 transfer has been excellent in practice throughout the fall campaign and is “the most disciplined quarterback in the conference,” according to Coach Brian Mayper . . . There has not been a more devastating rushing twosome in the conference so far in 2013 than Wright and Washington, who have a combined 446 yards and 8 TDs. Wright and Tyler WR Joshua Reynolds lead the conference with 5 TDs apiece . . . Kelly is tied for third in the conference with 16 tackles . . . Navarro enters the game averaging 532 yards per game, compared to 373 for Cisco. Cisco is yielding 293 yards after one game, 25 yards better than the Bulldogs.

  — Rob Ludwig

Junior College Football

Navarro stays at No. 2

 From Staff reports

Here is the NJCAA Top 20 Football Poll that came out on Tuesday:

                 School        Record        

1. Miss. Gulf Coast CC    (2-0)

2. Navarro    (2-0)

3. Iowa Western    (2-0)

4. Butler    (2-0)

5. East Mississippi    (2-0)    

6. Copiah-Lincoln    (2-0)

7. Georgia Military    (3-0)

8. Hinds    (2-0)    9. Nassau    (2-0)

10. ASA College    (0-0)    11    Hutchinson    (2-1)

12.  Itawamba    (2-0)

13. Hutchinson    (1-1)

14. Tyler CC    (2-0)

15. Arizona Western     (2-1)

16. Central Lakes    (2-0)

17. NE Oklahoma A&M     (1-1)

18. Garden City    (2-1)

19. Jones County     (2-0)

20. Scottsdale     (2-1)

 

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