Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


November 14, 2012

HS Football Playoffs: Unsung heroes pave way for Golden Circle teams

Tigers’ Shrestha, 4 others in GC have stepped up


Corsicana — Robert Worley, Frost

Robert Worley may not be the focal point for opposing defenses, but the wing back will be a key to Frost’s playoff opener against Detroit (9-1) Friday night.

Teams gear up to stop up wing back Danial Steels, but Worley has developed into a two-way stalwart for the Polar Bears (9-1).

“What makes us deadly on offense is we have a back that can run the other way, and that’s Robert,” said Blenden of the other side in his double-wing set. “He runs hard, and you hardly stop him for no gain.”

He has shown breakaway speed this year, too, averaging 6.7 yards per carry with 10 touchdowns.

On defense, Worley provides Frost with a lock-down cornerback. He has five break-ups, and his two interceptions have both been returned for touchdowns, from 44 and 55 yards.

“He’ll also light you up,” Blenden said. “He’s not just a cover corner. …

“He does a lot of stuff the average fan wouldn’t know about.”

Warren Pugh, Kerens

Kerens coach Russell Anderson felt pretty certain about the stability of his offensive line before the season started. There was one spot that worried him.

Warren Pugh grabbed it.

The 6-0, 185-pound junior guard stepped in and completed a group that has helped the Bobcats rush for 268 yards per game.

“Coming into the season we didn’t know if he would be a player or not,” Anderson said. “For his athletic ability, he overachieves. He’s a lunch pail kind of player.”

Pugh is a quiet type. “He’s yes sir, no sir,” Anderson said. He has great work ethic. “You get 100 percent out of him in practice,” the coach said.

Pugh has started all 10 games and helped the offensive line as a unit improve heading into the postseason.

“We’ve improved drastically on the offensive line,” Anderson said. “Warren’s a big reason for that.”

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