Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


September 11, 2013

GC Football: Area previews for Friday's games


Corsicana —


Cross Roads

at Rice

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Bulldog Stadium

RECORDS: Class 1A Dawson 0-1, Class 1A-Kerens 0-1.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Cross Roads: RB/DB Raleigh Seilheirrer, RB/LB Chase Lopez, WR/LB Justin Vaughn, OL/LB Will VanDusen. Rice: OL/DL Billy Stephens, WR/DB Alex Stough, OL/LB Blake Smith, WR/DB Reece Whitt.

UPDATE: Rice won a wild one last year, outscoring the Bobcats 55-42, and leads the overall series 6-3 … Both teams are coming off losses on the road last week, with Rice falling to Eustace 24-7, while Cross Roads lost to Hawkins 54-14 … Rice will be Cross Roads’ second Golden Circle opponent, beating Dawson in Week Zero … Rice sophomore Sergio Gonzalez is averaging over 12 yards per carry this year … Chris Atchley, who leads Rice in rushing this season with 159 yards, had 163 yards last year against the Bobcats … After missing Week Zero with an injury, Austin Peppers returned to the Bulldog secondary last week … Bobcat QB Aaron Arden has completed 14 passes for 205 yards this season … Raleigh Seilheirrer leads the Bobcat defense with 20 tackles, in rushing, receiving, and scoring.

— Jim Pitts


Dallas Gateway

 at Frost

7:30 p.m. Friday

At Parum Field

RECORDS: Class 1A Gateway is 0-2.  Class 1A Frost is 1-1.

PLAYERS TO WATCH::  Gateway: QB Michael Jimmerson, DL De Andre Porter, OL/DL Javon Toney, LB Kelvin Williams.  Frost: DB Mason Ferguson, QB Zach Terry, RB/LB Woody Woods, DT Christian Woolverton.

Update: Last week Blooming Grove beat Gateway 48-12 ...  Frost beat the Gators at the “swamp” last year 28-6 … in that game the Polar Bears held Gateway to 6 rushing yards and 102 passing yards … the Gators graduated 14 seniors and return three starters on each side of the ball … Jimmerson passed for 872 yards and 8 touchdowns while rushing for 573 yards and 3 touchdowns last season … Frost beat Alba-Golden 20-6 last week … Woods had 15 tackles, two tackles for losses, including a sack and two QB pressures ...  Woolverton had 9 tackles and Ferguson 6 tackles … Offensively, Terry, in his first start, completed two of his four passes for third down conversions … RB Robert Worley gained 136 yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns.

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    Nothing feels the same at Dawson.
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  • 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.''

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  • 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.

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  • 7-30-14 Davis.jpg Former Cowboy Keith Davis delivers motivational speech

    Keith Davis believes in dreams.
    He lived his.
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    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

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    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

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    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.

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    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