Corsicana at Whitehouse
7:30 p.m. Friday
At Wildcat Stadium
Radio: KAND-AM 1340
RECORDS: Class 4A Corsicana is 3-5, 2-1 in District 16-4A. Whitehouse is 8-0, 3-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Corsicana: QB Zach Rash, TB/CB Ronnie Devearux, DE Darius Watson, OL Dean Fletes, S Tenery Walker. Whitehouse: QB Patrick Mahomes, WR Dylan Cantrell, S Colby Campbell, DE Brannon Beaton, DE Will Thomas.
UPDATE: The Tigers have their first two-game winning streak of the season after last week’s 40-22 win over Lindale and it comes just at the right time ... Corsicana is 9-2 all-time against Whitehouse, but the teams have split the last four meetings with the Wildcats winning in 2008 and 2010 ... the Tigers have improved steadily on defense, allowing two touchdowns in the fourth quarter against Lindale (mostly against backups) after going seven quarters without allowing one ... Corsicana has averaged 34 points in its wins over Nacogdoches and Lindale ... the Tigers are 1-3 on the road this season, the lone win coming in East Texas against Nacogdoches ... Corsicana rushed for 302 yards against Lindale with junior Donovan Fields going for 178 yards and Devearux returning to the lineup with 84 yards and two TDs ... LB Cedric Weaver leads the Tigers with 78 tackles ... DE Jarrett Hall has nine tackles for a loss and Watson has 51 tackles and three sacks ... the 6-3, 185-pound Mahomes has been brilliant this season with 2,239 passing yards and 201 rushing yards ... he’s passed for 27 TDs and run for 5 TDs ... his go-to guy is Cantrell, who has 43 receptions for 864 yards and 11 TDs ... WRs Jake Parker and Coleman Patterson have combined for 1,122 receiving yards ... Campbell has 49 tackles and an interception ... the Wildcats’ other safety, sophomore Justin Dunning, has four INTs ... K Destin Wilkins has made six FGs while the Tigers missed their only try ... Whitehouse has won three games by seven or fewer points.
— Todd Wills