Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

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October 10, 2012

Golden Circle Football: Week 6 Preview

(Continued)

Wortham at Meridian

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Yellow Jacket Stadium



RECORDS:
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



RECORDS:
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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