Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


November 6, 2013

GC Football: Previews for this week's football games

Corsicana — Rice at Dallas

 OC Life

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Yellowjacket

Stadium (Ferris)

Rice is 3-6, 2-4 in District 6-2A DII. Life Oak Cliff is 2-7, 2-4.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Rice:  WR/DB Daniel Arteaga, WR/DB Reece Whitt, RB/DB Adan Payne, OL/DL Jon Ortiz.  Life Oak Cliff:  QB/DB Christopher Fellows, OL/DL Eval Lopez, RB/DB Bebraylon Mcclinton, WR/DB Justin Holden.

 UPDATE: Due to unplayable field conditions at Life Oak Cliff, the game has been moved to Ferris High School … it’s the fourth meeting between the two schools, with Life Oak Cliff holding a 2-1 advantage … Rice rushed for over 500 yards last season to edge the Lions, 35-33 … Last week, the Bulldogs dropped their home finale to Tolar, while Life Oak Cliff struggled at Mildred … after giving up almost 500 yards per game last season, the Bulldog defense has reduced that down to only 350 yards per game this season … Adan Payne’s 65-yard run last week was the longest the Bulldogs this season … also last week, a 46-yard pass from Austin Peppers to Daniel Arteaga was the longest Rice pass play this season … Debraylon McClinton rushed for 87 yards and a score for the Lions last week against Mildred.


— Jim Pitts


Kerens at Italy

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Willis Field

:Class 1A Kerens is 5-4 and 3-1 in District 6-1A DI. Italy is 5-4 and 4-0.

PLAYERS TO WATCH:  Kerens: QB Nate Betts, WR/DB Brett Anderson, WR/DB Jeremy Gould, K/WR/LB Jovani Coronado. Italy: DL Zain Yers, WR Cody Boyd, C Kyle Fortenberry, OL Kevin Roldan.  

 UPDATE: The magic number for Kerens is 15 ... The Bobcats have to win the game by 15 or more points to have a chance to win the district title ... If they win by 15 and Cayuga wins there will be a three-way tie for first and the title will be decided by a coin flip ... If Kerens wins and Cayuga loses to Dallas Gateway then the Bobcats would win the title outright with one loss in the district to Cayuga and the head-to-head tiebreaker against Italy ... This is a game between two different styles .. Kerens is fast and athletic and Italy depends on its size and toughness and a defense that is tough to move the ball against ... The Gladitors can wrap up the title with a win, having already beaten Cayuga ...

Kerens is coming off a 41-8 win over Itasca ...Betts threw for four TDs and ran for another.

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    Here's a look at this week's schedule for Golden Ciircle teams and Navarro College. The schedule does not include upcoming bi-district playoff games in softball because times and sites have yet to be determined.

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  • BG baseball GC Baseball/Softball: Blooming Grove sweeps Rice in baseball and softball

    Blooming Grove's Lions needed this one.
    Heck, they need all of them.
    That's where they're living today on the Blooming Grove diamond, where everyone knew going into Friday's game with Rice that the Lions need to win their final three games to have a chance of nailing down the final playoff spot in District 23-2A.
    One down, two to go.
    “It's in our hands,'' said Blooming Grove Coach Matt Anderson moments after his kids beat Rice 8-0 Friday night. “As long as we take care of our business we'll be fine.''

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  • GC Softball/Baseball Roundup: Frost girls win district title

    Frost's Lady Polar Bears needed to win to nail down the district title and they never trailed, jumping out to a 7-0 lead en route to an 11-7 clinching victory over Itasca Friday on the road. They wrapped up their second district title in a row with a 9-1 record and enter the playoffs next week at 13-1.

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  • CHS Baseball/Softball: Whitehouse sweeps Tigers in baseball and softball

    The Tigers lost a tough game to Whitehouse, 11-3 as the Wildcats' ace, Pat Mahomes, who went four innings and gave up all three runs on two hits and five walks

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  • GC Basketball/Baseball: Mildred's Connor Hill sees life clearly

    There was never any doubt for Connor Hill, never any question about what he would do or how he would do it.
    Sure, there was that meeting with his mother and father and talks with the doctor when he was 10, talks and meetings that came accompanied with worry and concern.
    But never from Connor.
    He just never dwelled on the fact he played sports with one eye. He didn't worry or talk about it when he was 10 and he never talked about it at Mildred High, where Hill emerged as a star on the basketball court and baseball diamond.

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  • Frost Lady Polar Bears Area Champions.jpg GC Track & Field: Roundup — Frost girls win area meet

    The Frost Lady Polar Bears made a shambles of their district track & field meet last week, scoring 206 points, and they were dominate again in the area meet Thursday, scoring 162 points to win the meet at Blooming Grove.

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    Am I just that old, or have amateur athletics gone absolutely nuts these days? On second thought, don’t answer that unless it’s yes to the nuts part.
    High School and college basketball are on the verge of being totally ruined by AAU basketball. Top roundball prospects are identified by the junior high level if not earlier.

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  • GC Track & Field: Area meet Roundup

    Corsicana's Gilfillan wins 4A area pole vault title; Frost girls win 1A area team title, Frost boys finish second

    April 17, 2014

  • GC Baseball: Mildred falls to Riesel, 9-0, on the road

    Mildred managed a hit and struck out 12 times in a 9-0 loss on the road that could have given the Eagles some cushion in the 23-2A standings. They are now 5-6 with a game at league-leading Teague Tuesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-18-14Roman.jpg CHS Soccer: Tigers boys and girls top off season with strong showing on All-District teams

    That tough and gutsy style of play sent both the boys and girls teams into the playoffs and on Thursday the Tigers were rewarded again for their fine seasons as two boys won special honors,four boys were named to the All-District first team and two girls earned first-team honors.
    Michael Roman, who did a little of everything — and did it well — was named the District 28-4A Utility Player of the Year, and sophomore defender Jesus Barreto was named the district's Newcomer of the Year.

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