Corsicana cannot afford a hangover from a difficult defeat in its District 15-4A opener. Not with a trip to unbeaten No. 6 Lancaster up next on Friday. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Beverly Humphrey Stadium in Lancaster.
With district games against Waxahachie, No. 9 Red Oak and surprising No. 10 Mesquite Poteet remaining, an 0-2 start in district could be difficult for Corsicana (1-2, 0-1) to overcome.
On Friday, No. 5 West Mesquite drove 99 yards in the final two minutes to score the deciding touchdown in a 41-37 victory over Corsicana.
Corsicana had rallied from a 27-7 deficit to take the lead in the third quarter and had a chance to ice the game, but the Tigers were stopped on downs inches from the West Mesquite goal line prior to the Wranglers' winning drive.
With quarterback Cameron Cutrer, running back Cameron Washington and receiver Christian Hines, Corsicana can score with just about anybody. Through three games, Cutrer has thrown for 563 yards and five touchdowns, Washington has rushed for 455 yards (including 264 against West Mesquite) and Hines has 338 yards and five touchdowns on 16 catches.
Corsicana’s problem so far is stopping its opponent. It is allowing an average of 33 points a game, but has played a testing schedule that includes nondistrict opponents Whitehouse and Kilgore.
Lancaster (3-0, 1-0) has allowed a combined 27 points in its three wins, including Friday’s 35-17 district-opening victory over Forney.