Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


November 1, 2012

GC Football: Week 9 Preview Capsules

Corsicana — Hubbard at Dawson

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Ed Mitchell Field

RECORDS: Class 1A Hubbard is 6-2, 2-0 in District 9-1A DII. Dawson is 0-8, 0-2.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Hubbard: FB/LB Trey Henderson, WR/DB D’Warren Simmons, QB Casen Martin, OL/DL Kenyon Mathis. Dawson: RB/DE Lane Dubose, OL/DL Michael Williams, WR/DB Duncan Abdo, OL/DL Zack James.

UPDATE:  Dawson hosts the 2012 edition of the Battle of Highway 31 against the Jaguars Friday night … the Bulldogs have shown flashes throughout the season, but have struggled with mistakes … last week Dawson committed six turnovers and racked up 90 penalty yards in its loss to Frost … Hubbard looks to remain undefeated in district play and atop the league standings … last Friday the Jaguars blanked Wortham behind a 38-point first half … Hubbard’s defense held Wortham to 108 yards of offense and recorded four interceptions … last year’s meeting between these two squads went all the Jags’ way … Hubbard rolled over Dawson, 80-5, carried by a 268-yard, three TD rushing performance by RB Bradley Walker.

— James Ratliff

Frost at Meridian

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Yellow Jacket Stadium

: Class 1A Frost is 8-1, 2-1 in Dist. 9-1A DII. Meridian is 2-6, 1-1.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Frost: LB Colton Clayton, TE Cody Campbell, DT Raymundo Hernandez, QB Jacob Stroder, RB Robert Worley. Meridian: WR Jacob Butler, RB/DB Johnny Lira, QB/DB Nick Prestwood, WR/DE Adrian Rapoz, OL Will Speer.

UPDATE: Last week in Frost’s 45-6 victory over Dawson, Worley churned up 111 yards and a touchdown while Danial Steels ripped off 156 yards and two TDs … DT Maliko Bruce blocked a punt and LB Colton McGill returned it 30 yards for a touchdown … the Polar Bears’ defense has 15 interceptions and 331 interception return yards on the season ... Worley has interceptions returns of 44 and 55 yards for touchdowns while Steels has a 35-yard return for a score ... Stroder leads the team with 5 thefts… Meridian had a bye last week after beating Dawson prior to its bye week 20-6 to keep its playoff hopes alive ... Meridian will be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss, but an upset puts this onus on Wortham to win its final game … Lira carried for 152 and a TD against Dawson.

— Dan Lunsford

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