Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


October 2, 2013

GC Football: Previews for this week's football games

Corsicana — Mildred

 at Rio Vista

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Eagle Field

RECORDS: Mildred is 3-1, 1-0 in District 6-2A DII. Rio Vista is 1-3, 0-1.

PLAYERS TO WATCH:  Mildred: WR/LB Xavier Fuqua, WR/DL Rusty Knight, L Reagan Cloud, WR/CB Trent Cecil. Rio Vista: RB Dylan Nelson, QB/S Nick Russell, TE/LB Chase Hailey, L Evan Roper.

 UPDATE: Mildred won last year’s meeting at Asby Field, 56-7, and led 42-0 at the half ... Mildred is coming off a 40-19 win over Blooming Grove, while Rio Vista was shut out, 20-0, by a Millsap team that went 0-10 in 2012 ... Mildred is second in the Golden Circle in scoring offense (41.5 ppg.) and defense (16.3) ... with his second 5 TD game of the year last week, Draylon Sterling has 87 career TDs ... Fuqua and Cecil are two of four Eagles with at least 15 tackles and an INT this year ... Mildred has not lost a district game since a 33-7 loss to Lone Oak Nov. 5, 2010, a span of 15 games ... Rio Vista is averaging 18.3 points per game, and allowing 32.3 ... 52 of Rio Vista’s 73 points came in a 44-point win over Itasca ... Nelson ran for 106 yards in a 60-7 loss to Hubbard Sept. 14.

— Raymond Linex II


at Frost

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Joe Parum Field

RECORDS:Class 1A Perrin-Whitt is 3-1.  Class 1A Frost is 3-2.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Perrin-Whitt:  OL/DL Alfredo Cantero, OL/DL Jacob Rice, RB/DB Pepper Rasberry, RB/LB Spencer Nunley. Frost:  RB/DB Isiah Belcher, OL/DL Austin Stamper, ST/DB Ben Thorton, QB Zach Terry.  

UPDATE:  Last week both clubs lost their Homecoming game ... Perrin-Whitt lost to Santo 42-0 and Frost lost to McKinney Christian Academy 51-20 … the Pirates had surrendered only 19 points in their first three contests before allowing Santo runners to rush for 363 yards and 6 touchdowns … Frost beat Perrin-Whitt last year 27-21 …freshman RB/S sensation Kobe Hailey is out with a broken fibula … Belcher replaced Hailey during the first quarter last week and had 13 totes for 51 yards and a TD … Woody Woods ran for 171 yards and a touchdown … Stamper and Thorton, both freshman, have gained increased playing time on special teams and on defense … Terry has led the Bears to convert 47.9% of third down conversions, including three for touchdowns … Robert Worley is averaging 8.4 yards per carry (556 yards – 6 touchdowns).

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