Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


October 5, 2012

GC Football: Week 5 Preview Capsules

Corsicana — Blooming Grove at Rice

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Bulldog Stadium

RECORDS: Class 2A Blooming Grove is 3-1, 0-1 in District 6-2A DII. Class 2A Rice is 1-3, 0-1.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Blooming Grove:  RB/LB Ben Nicholson, OL/DL Jose Camarillo, RB/DB Brandon Hayes, QB/DB Jayd Kirby. Rice: QB/DB Dalton Pike, RB/DB Angel Oropeza, OL/DL Blake Smith, OL/DL Irving Briones.

UPDATE: Both the Blooming Grove Lions and the Rice Bulldogs struggled coming off a bye week, dropping their District 6-2A DII openers to Mildred and Scurry Rosser, respectively … despite last week’s shutout, the Lions are still one of the Golden Circle’s top scoring offenses, averaging over 32 points per game … QB Jayd Kirby leads the Blooming Grove offense, averaging 204 yards of total offense per game … Travis Whiteside (5 receptions) and Tyler Morris (122 yards receiving)  are Kirby’s top targets … despite outscoring Scurry Rosser in the second half, a huge first half deficit was too much for Rice to overcome last week … Bulldog running back Ragan Henderson has averaged over 275 yards rushing and four touchdowns the past three games … QB Dalton Pike proved to be a weapon on the ground, averaging over 9 yards on four scrambles out of the pocket last week … with a 21-12 victory last season, Blooming Grove holds the overall edge against the Bulldogs 6-2, including four in a row.

— Jim Pitts

Dawson at Normangee

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Panther Stadium

RECORDS: Class 1A DII Dawson is 0-5. Class 1A DII Normangee is 2-3.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Dawson: QB/DB Brandon Cehand, OL/LB Jake Strother, WR/DB Marvin Manning, OL/LB Armondo Martinez. Normangee: OL/DL Dylan Isom, WR Elijah Eastern, DB Dalton Clark, C Blake Shaw.

UPDATE:  Last Friday night Dawson scored its first points since Week 0 on a touchdown by freshman RB Ian Norwood … the Bulldogs lost that contest, 62-6, to a hot Bosqueville team … this Friday’s game against Normangee will wrap up Dawson’s pre-district slate … next week the banged up Bulldogs have a much needed bye to heal and prepare for league play … a week ago the Panthers dropped a close game at home, 21-19, to New Waverly … Normangee also has losses to 4-1 Milano (L20-12) and 3-2 Leon (L33-6) ... Normangee has a 2-2 record at Panther Stadium in 2012 … the Bulldogs and Panthers last saw each other in 2006 and 2007 as district foes … Normangee came out on top in both meetings … the Bulldogs were outscored 76-8 in those two contests.

— James Ratliff

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  • Area schedule for the week

    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.

    April 18, 2014

  • 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.''

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • 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.

    April 18, 2014

  • 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

    April 18, 2014

  • 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.

    April 18, 2014

  • 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.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • RON MORGAN.jpg Morgan:The new endangered species

    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.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo