Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


November 1, 2012

GC Football: Week 9 Preview Capsules


Corsicana —


Kerens at Itasca

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Asby Field  

: Class 1A Kerens is 4-4, 2-1 in District 6-1A D1. Itasca is 1-7, 0-3.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Kerens: QB/DB Nate Betts, RB Rayvon Faulk, DT Dylan Woods, WR/DB Brett Anderson, OG William Pugh. Itasca: RB/LB Ashton Campbell, RB/LB Tamarus Sheppard, OT/DT Christian Cruz, QB/FS Brandon Farqhar, QB/LB Cole Coleman.

UPDATE: After dropping their first district game by a total of three points, Kerens has won the last two district games in convincing fashion ... the Bobcats’ offense has scored 112 points and the defense has given up 51 ... Itasca is struggling in its district games, including last week’s 14-9 loss to Dallas Gateway, because of injuries to a host of skill people ... Sheppard was being counted on to carry the load in the backfield, but a high ankle sprain has limited his playing time to mostly defense ... Betts is closing in on a 1,000-yard rushing year ... he has 848 yards and six TDs on 128 carries ... the Bobcats’ two-headed monster at tailback continues to improve ... Faulk and Adreon Davis have combined for 914 yards and 14 TDs ... Anderson has 489 yards on 23 receptions.

— Randal Forguson


Mildred at Dallas Oak Cliff Life

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Lion Stadium

: Class 2A Mildred is 7-1, 5-0 in District 6-2A DII. Dallas Oak Cliff Life is 1-7, 1-4.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Mildred: L Nic Stone, WR/DB Raleigh Seilheimer, LB/K Devin O’Sullivan, L Taylor Barlow. Life: L Quinton Carroll, WR Montrel Williams, RB Brandon Jackson, LB Derek Peace.

UPDATE: Mildred is coming off a 79-0 win over Rice, the most points in school history … Life beat Millsap, 49-0 … the Eagles can clinch their second straight district title with a win … Mildred is averaging 66 points per game in district … QB Nic Shimonek is three completions from 500 in his career … O’Sullivan is averaging 6.6 tackles per game, and has 31 solo stops, both second on the team … the Eagles have forced 12 turnovers in the last three games … Life was picked second in 6-2A DII by Texas Football, but has struggled … the Lions have shown the ability to score, averaging 43.7 points per game over the last three, two of which were losses, 59-40 to Blooming Grove and 46-42 to Rio Vista … Mildred beat those two teams by a combined score of 118-7.

Raymond Linex II

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  • 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

  • 7-27 Shimonek all-star.jpg Mildred's Shimonek transferring from Iowa, will walk on at Texas Tech

    Former Mildred quarterback and Golden Circle Del Thrash Player of the Year Nic Shimonek is leaving the University of Iowa after one red-shirt year and transferring to Texas Tech because of Iowa's pro-style offense.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • GC Baseball/Softball: Mildred names Zamzow new baseball coach; AD Chambliess to coach softball again

         The Mildred Eagles didn’t have to go far to find a new baseball coach to replace Aaron Tidwell, who left the diamond to take the job as the principal of Mildred High School.
        On Saturday, Mildred named softball coach Brett Zamzow its new baseball coach as Zamzow, who was Tidwell's assistant for five years,  moves back to baseball after spending a year coaching softball.
        To complete the move Mildred Athletic Director Billy Dan Chambliess will take over the softball team. Chambliess, who is the head football coach, spent fours years coaching softball before becoming the school’s AD last year. All four of his teams won district titles.

    July 26, 2014

  • RON MORGAN.jpg Morgan; Remembering House and a better era

    The Cowboys started training camp the same week that Robert Newhouse died.
    In a way, that’s very unfortunate for Jerry. Thinking back to the “Human Bowling Ball” and the teams of that era might lead to the inevitable comparisons to today’s product on the field.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • weights.jpg GC Football: Blooming Grove's Williams expects to win

    His father was a head coach for years at Pecos High and his brother-in-law is the head football coach at DeSoto, but Lawrence Williams Jr., a man who loves coaching football, never had any ideas about being the head man.
    “I love coaching,'' said Williams as he sat at his desk in Blooming Grove, where he became the Lions' head coach this summer. “I just never thought about being the head coach and I never applied to be a head coach. With this job I can still coach.''

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

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