Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


October 10, 2012

Golden Circle Football: Week 6 Preview

Rice at Rio Vista

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Eagle Field

: Class 2A Rice is 1-4, 0-2 in 6-2A DII. Rio Vista is 2-3, 1-1.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Rice: WR/DB Codie Pair, OL/LB Justin Smith, TE/LB Jaime Metcalfe, OL/DL Scott Robinson.  Rio Vista: QB/DB Nick Russell, OL/LB Ryan Jimison, WR/DB Garrett Woodlee, RB/DB Jacob Stanley.

UPDATE: Third meeting between the two schools, with Rio Vista winning both of the previous matchups, including 14-7 season opening win last year, scoring twice in the fourth quarter… Last week, Rice lost to district rival Blooming Grove 41-21… Ragan Henderson surpassed the 1000 yard mark rushing last week, but was held 70 yards below his season average of 220 yards per game… Dalton Pike got the Bulldog passing game going in the fourth quarter last week, completing four passes for 63 yards, including two to Eric Hughes and a scoring pass to Henderson… After missing the three previous games, Raven Huffman returned last week to lead the Bulldog defense with 10 stops… The Eagles opened district play two weeks ago with a win over Millsap, but fell last week at Mildred, 56-7… Nick Russell and Jacob Stanley led Rio Vista last week, combining for 79 yards of total offense against the stout Mildred defense… Rio Vista is undefeated at home this year and has already eclipsed last season’s win total.

— Jim Pitts

Mildred at Millsap

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Bulldog Stadium

Class 2A Mildred is 4-1, 2-0 in District 6-2A DII. Millsap is 0-5, 0-2.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Mildred: L Jasper Marshall, RB/LB Nathan Childress, L Hunter Freeman, L Joe Carrizales. Millsap: L Payton Vanderver, WR/DB Shawn Harper, RB Kristian Martinez, LB/L Tim Newberry.

UPDATE: Mildred is coming off a 56-7 win over a Rio Vista team that beat Millsap, 31-7, two weeks ago … Millsap lost to Tolar last week, 61-0 … the Eagles are beginning to look a lot like the team that went to the semifinals last year, outscoring its last two opponents, 117-7, and outgaining them 1,068-223 … Mildred is averaging 46.4 points and 461.2 yards per game … the Eagles have seven players with at least two TDs, led by Draylon Sterling with 8 … the two schools are 130 miles apart (according to Google Maps driving directions), about 30 miles more than previous district long haul Lone Oak … Millsap went 3-7 last year but returned only three starters on each side of the ball … the Bulldogs have been outscored 232-20.

— Raymond Linex II

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    It's here.
    When the sun comes up Monday morning it's not just the dawn of a new day, but the dawn of a new season — it's the beginning of two-a-days.
    Eight of the nine schools in the Golden Circle will begin football practice Monday while Corsicana waits until Aug. 8 to start. The Tigers begin a week later because they held spring practice.
    For last year's playoff teams such as Mildred, Blooming Grove, Kerens, Frost and Hubbard Monday begins a road back to the postseason and for everyone else its the start of a new march. For everyone, it's the most optimistic day of the year.

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  • RON MORGAN.jpg Morgan: ESPN was wrong in suspending Smith

    I won’t be watching ESPN this coming week. For a network that has been made into an empire by covering baseballs, footballs, basketballs, golf balls, soccer balls, tennis balls (I’ve never watched hockey, but I understand they have no balls), this network is much like hockey. They lack the things they are covering.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • BreannaVB.jpg GC Volleyball Summer Tour:The tradition is back at Kerens

    Breanna Baxter is back.
    That's bad news for anyone facing the Kerens volleyball team this year.
    But there is so much more than Baxter, an all-state player in volleyball, basketball and track & field who was the Golden Circle Female Athlete of the Year in 2014.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mildred 14U.jpg TTBBA: Mildred 14U repeats as state champs

    The Mildred Eagles completed their season by winning back to back 14U TTBA state titles. The Eagles went 18-0 and captured the title in Hillsboro, where they won five games.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dawson VB.jpg GC Volleyball Summer Tour: Dawson eyes playoffs

    Nothing feels the same at Dawson.
    It's not only a new season in a new district but second-year Coach Alica Sexton enters the year after having a full season with her kids — a season that revamped the program at Dawson, where they hadn't won in years.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • I7-31-14 Mayper.jpg Navarro Football: Nothing changes for success-minded Bulldogs

    It didn't take long for Navarro football Coach Brian Mayper  to deliver his preseason message at the SWJCFC Media Day Thursday.
    “No surprises at Navarro,'' said Mayper, the first of the seven conference coaches to speak to the media. “We're running the same stuff. You guys know we're going to run the ball. And thank God, we're not changes defenses again this year.''
    Mayper's real message is that life at Navarro is all about winning, and all about a culture that expects to win.
    “We expect to win them all. If you don't, you're in the wrong business,'' Mayper said. “I think our kids expect it, too.''

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-31-14 Jae.jpg GC Volleyball Summer Tour: Frost set for a big season

    Everybody's back at Frost.
    Yes, everybody.
    “This will probably never happen again,'' said Frost volleyball Coach Elaine Woods, who returns every player from last year's team.
    They are not only back, but they are talented — arguably the most talented group of volleyball players in Frost history.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30-14 Davis.jpg Former Cowboy Keith Davis delivers motivational speech

    Keith Davis believes in dreams.
    He lived his.
    That was one of the messages Davis, a former Dallas Cowboys safety, delivered to a standing-room-only crowd of youngsters Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club, where he spoke with enthusiasm and energy about life inside and outside of the NFL.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30 web Wortham TTBA picture.jpg TTBB: Wortham takes second at state tournament

    The Wortham Bulldogs made an impressive run at the Texas Teenage Baseball Association High School Eligible State Tournament in Buffalo and took second in the state.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-29-14 tiger sharks.jpg Tiger Sharks make splash at state meet

    There are leaps and bounds, and then there's what the Corsicana YMCA Tiger Sharks did over the weekend at the Lone Star state swimming meet in Frisco.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

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