Red Oak at Corsicana
7:30 p.m. Friday
At Tiger Stadium
RECORDS: Class 4A Corsicana 0-1. Class 4A Red Oak 1-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Corsicana: QB Devontay Bell, C Chris Jones, RB/S Donovan Fields, RB Tray Owens.
Red Oak: QB Logan Thompson, R Tyler Scott, R Travier Jackson, CB Garrett Davis.
UPDATE: The Tigers lost twice to Red Oak last season, losing in the regular season, 34-31 after falling behind 34-0 and staging a comeback that fell short ... Red Oak won the first round playoff game but the Tigers were without Bell ...Red Oak was led a year ago by tailback Jeremiah Gaines, who gained 131 yards in the regular season game ...He is now at SMU ... The Hawks lost 30 seniors from the team that beat Corsicana twice and had one of the best seasons in school history, reaching the regional semifinals ... Bell ran for 125 yards and threw for 38 against Red Oak last year ... Owens rushed for 106 yards and scored on a 25-yard TD run ... Red Oak beat Wylie East, 23-22, on Andy Santoyo’s 40-yard field goal with four seconds left in the game last week ... Thompson ran for 102 yards and two TDs and threw for 110 yards.
— Mike Phillips