Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


October 10, 2012

Golden Circle Football: Week 6 Preview


Wortham at Meridian

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Yellow Jacket Stadium

Class 1A Wortham is 2-4, 0-0 in District 9-1A DII. Meridian is 1-5, 0-0.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Wortham: WR/DB Brandon Campbell, Micah McCord, Blake Hutson, RB/DB Kyle Goerner, Angus Worchester. Meridian: DB/RB Johnny Lira, DL/TE Jorge Flores, QB/DB Nick Prestwood, TE/LB Chad Crawford, RB/DB Jordan Wright.

UPDATE: Wortham tries to rebound from a 32-0 loss to Axtell to close out non-district play ... the Bulldogs managed two first downs and 13 yards of total offense ... Wortham will turn to RBs Tyvon Freeman and Kyle Goerner, who have rushed for 360 and 229 yards respectively ... QB Witty Busby has completed 34 percent of his passes for 283 yards and two TDs ... NT Cameron Lewis has 1 1/2 sacks ... Steven and Blake Hutson each have two fumble recoveries ... Goerner leads the Bulldogs with three interceptions ... Meridian played Valley Mills tough, falling 21-10 last week ... the Yellow Jackets picked up their only win against Itasca, 26-0, the same team that defeated Wortham 14-6 ... Meridian’s only TD came on a fumble return last week ... Crawford had 111 tackles as a sophomore last season.

— Todd Wills

Kerens at Cayuga

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Scarborough Stadium

Class 1A Kerens is 2-3, 0-0 in District 6-1A DI. Cayuga is 3-2, 0-0.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Kerens: QB Nate Betts, WR Brett Anderson, WR/DB Kevin Townsel, RB/LB Zak Starkey, Javoni Coronado. Cayuga: QB Chandler Rigdon, RB D’onte Jackson, LB Donald Holly III, OG Daniel Jock, K Stephen Slater.

UPDATE: Kerens lost to Hubbard 24-8 in a non-district showdown last Friday at Corsicana’s Tiger Stadium ... Betts threw three INTs in the game, but most of them came as he was trying to rally the Bobcats to a victory ... Betts is a dangerous runner with 518 yards this season, averaging 7.1 yards per carry ... the Bobcats should continue to improve in the passing game ... Anderson has 10 catches for 247 yards, second in the Golden Circle, and Kevin Townsel has 11 receptions for 137 yards ... Kerens has 12 takeaways on defense ... Cayuga had an open week so it had two weeks to prepare for the district opener ... Cayuga lost to Carlisle 20-13 on Sept. 28 ... Jackson led the Wildcats’ rushing attack with 104 yards on 13 carries ... Rigdon is a dual threat at QB ... the Wildcats outgained Carlisle 259 to 242 ... Wesley Rigdon has in interception for Cayuga.

— Todd Wills

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  • Back in Action.jpg GC Football: Two-a-days: Back to Action

    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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