Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


November 22, 2013

GC Football: Big second quarter propels Tenaha by Frost

Gregory gains 163 yards, scores 5 TDs in 63-8 win


If last year’s season seemed like a dream for Frost, Friday’s second half was indeed a nightmare. There was no near-miracle finish against Tenaha this year.

Six touchdowns in a quarter will ensure that.

Tenaha built a 49-point halftime lead and cruised to a 63-8 victory in the Region III-1A DII area finals at Lindale.

Chavis Gregory ran for 164 yards and scored five touchdowns, all in the first half, four in the second quarter as Tenaha (9-1) turned a 7-0 first quarter edge into a route. Quickly. Up 14-0, the Tigers scored four times in three and a half minutes to make the outcome academic.

For added measure, Gregory scored a 53-yard touchdown with 41 seconds left in the first half – his second 53-yarder of the second quarter, to make it 49-0 at the break. He didn’t see the field in the final 24 minutes, as the Polar Bears scored with 5:20 left on a 3-yard Robert Worley run and Zack Terry conversion to avoid the shutout.

Frost, which went 12-2 and fumbled at the goal line on the final play of a 34-30 loss to Tenaha in the regional finals last year, finished its season 6-6. But this year’s Polar Bears completed something the program has never accomplished: back-to-back seasons with a playoff win.

Tenaha (9-1) will face Chilton (9-2), a 28-6 winner over Hubbard Thursday, next week in either Palestine or Athens.

This year’s matchup between the Tigers and Polar Bears started promising enough for the pack from Navarro County. The Polar Bears won the toss, took the ball, then proceeded to drive it down Tenaha’s throat. Just not all the way.

The Polar Bears used 15 plays to chew up almost eight minutes of the clock, but the drive stalled at the Tenaha 34. The Bears picked up four of their five first-half first downs on the drive, two from Robert Worley and two from Alex Cruz, whose 13-yard run on the game’s third play was Frost’s longest of the game. On third and 20, Worley’s halfback pass in the flat to Woody Woods fell incomplete.

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