Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

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October 14, 2012

Navarro football: Bulldogs thump Southeast Prep 70-7

Corsicana — Navarro College honored Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday with pink socks, pink shirts, pink athletic tape, pink bandanas and even a few pair of pink shoes.

All Southeast Prep wanted by the end of the day was a white flag.

Ten different players scored as 11th-ranked Navarro played its starters sparingly in a 70-7 thumping of the Houston-area preparatory academy at Tiger Stadium.

Southeast Prep, a five-month postgraduate program that allows students to play football while taking accelerated classes to enhance their college entrance exam scores, was outclassed in every way Saturday, falling to 0-7.

Just as in contests with five previous Southwest Junior College Football Conference opponents, Southeast Prep struggled to handle the Bulldogs’ speed on either side of the ball.

Navarro (6-1) compiled 528 yards of total offense despite giving regular running backs Traylon Shead and Tyler Middleton a scant seven combined carries.

It didn’t really matter who was carrying the ball. Backups Tarlandus Mitchell, Warrell Grogan, Cameron Washington and Tim Wright combined for 190 yards and all but Wright scored.

Navarro quarterback Stump Godfrey completed 10 of 19 passes for 156 yards and touchdown passes to Eddie Johnson and Jordan Jolly. Riley Toler continued his promising play in a support role, completing a 67-yard touchdown passes to backup receiver Markell Steward in the third period and a 5-yarder to third-string sophomore tight end Imhotep Coleman in the waning seconds.

Indicative of the day, the little-used Coleman caught the first passes of his career in the fourth quarter of the Southeast Prep game.

“A lot of young guys got a chance to play today and sometimes they played well,” said Navarro Coach Brian Mayper. “Sometimes they made some mistakes, but now we have the opportunity to work with them to correct those errors so when we need them in a game later it will benefit them.”

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