Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


November 1, 2012

GC Football: Week 9 Preview Capsules


Corsicana — Rice at Tolar

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Rattlers Stadium

: 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

: 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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    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

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    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.
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    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kevin Reese mug.jpg Outdoors: Kevin Reese: Summer time means summer tracking

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    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • All-State Baseball: Corsicana's Harlan and Wolver honored on TSWA/Collin Street Bakery 4A All-State Baseball team

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    July 22, 2014

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