Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

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November 1, 2012

GC Football: Week 9 Preview Capsules

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Corsicana — Rice at Tolar

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Rattlers Stadium



RECORDS
: Class 2A Rice is 3-5, 2-3 in 6-2A DII. Tolar is 6-2, 4-1.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Rice: WR/DB Victor Ortega, OL/DL Jon Ortiz, TE/LB Noah McBryde, WR/DB Austin Peppers.  Tolar: QB/DB Corbin Wood, RB/LB Cory Solomon, WR/DB Zack Hasegawa, OL/DL Weston Phillips.

UPDATE:  First ever meeting between the two schools... Rice fell below .500 in district play with last week’s loss to Mildred… The Rattlers moved into sole possession of second place in 6-2A DII with a 42-14 win over Blooming Grove… After having a two-game winning streak snapped, Rice needs a win this week to stay in the playoff hunt… Bulldog RB Ragan Henderson was held to 71 yards last week, the first time since Week Zero that he has been held under 100 yards… Angel Oropeza led the Bulldogs in the second half offensively last week… Henderson needs 21 yards this week to eclipse the 1,500-yard mark for the season… Junior RB Cory Solomon had three rushing TDs last week to pace Tolar… Corbin Wood found Zack Hasegawa for two TDs last week to give Tolar a big lead.

— Jim Pitts

 

Rio Vista at Blooming Grove

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Lions Stadium



RECORDS
: Class 2A Blooming Grove is 6-2, 3-2 in District 6-2A DII. Rio Vista is 3-5, 2-3.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Blooming Grove: QB/S Jayd Kirby, RB/LB Travis Whiteside, WR/S Brandon Hays, C/LB Shane Battenfield. Rio Vista: QB Nick Russell, RB/DB Sean Worlow, FB/DB Jacob Stanley, OL/DL Collin Odell.

UPDATE: Blooming Grove can secure a playpff berth with a win over the Eagles this week … QB Kirby rushed for 100 yards and was 7-of-17 passing last week against Tolar. Hays had three receptions for 53 yards, including a 45-yard TD pass, while Whiteside caught two passes for 39 yards … linebacker Ben Nicholson led the defense with 10 tackles, Kirby had seven, Anthony Black recorded six, and Dalton Thornton and Dalton Wasinger each had five … Rio Vista has two district wins – a 31-7 decision over Millsap and a 46-42 victory over Dallas Life.

— Jim Pitts

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