Andy Mills

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Rice coach Andy Mills has led his team to the playoffs four years in a row.

RICE -- They're in.

RICE -- They're in.

Or better said, they're in again.

That could be a bumper sticker in Rice, where the Bulldogs earned their fourth playoff berth in a row with a 36-29 win over Scurry-Rosser Friday night.

Or better said, they're in again.

That could be a bumper sticker in Rice, where the Bulldogs earned their fourth playoff berth in a row with a 36-29 win over Scurry-Rosser Friday night.

It wasn't that close.

Rice led 30-6 at halftime and walked out of Bulldog Stadium and into the playoffs with a game left on the schedule. The Bulldogs travel to Dallas next Friday for what should be a pretty easy time against Gateway, which is struggling again this season.

In two weeks they will probably play Rogers in the Class 3A bi-district round of the playoffs. 

"It feels really good to be in the playoffs," Rice coach Andy Mills said. "I think a lot of people expected this team to have a huge drop off because Dee Robinson (who ran for more than 5,000 career yards at Rice) was gone.

"I think the kids bought into the system and played hard. I think a lot of people thought we wouldn't be as good this year. But I think they saw after the first game that we were better than we were supposed to be."

Mills said tailback Jerry Montgomery had a big game against Scurry-Rosser and that wide receiver nd defensive back Elizhah Nezar stepped up and had some big plays.

"Jerry was the workhorse," Mills said. "He was injured and came back a little soon, but tonight he was playing like he was 100 percent."

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