GC Sports Corsicana December 2018 - Page 24

DISTRICT 11-2A DII Frost POLAR BEARS Head Coach Coy Barker 2018 record: 7-4 Last Playoff Appearance: 2018 2018 SCHEDULE at Cayuga   Granger    Itasca    at Cross Roads  at Bartlett   Wortham *  at Hubbard *      Dawson *   Meridian *   at Mart *    Evadale    *District Game 24 W 34-28 L 41-8 W 25-15 W 57-0 W 57-6 W 44-14 L 12-9   (2OT) W 21-0 W 28-13 L 67-6 L 36-15 FROST – When the Frost Polar Bears reached the play- offs in 2012 they shocked ev- eryone in this part of the state with a season to remember. No one is surprised when the Bears show up in the post- season these days. They marched into the 2018 postseason with their third playoff appearance in a row under coach Coy Barker, who changed the mascot on the helmets (to make it fierce and menacing) and changed the way they run the offense at Frost, where they have scored more points over the last three years than in any three-year stretch in Frost history. The Bears scored 104 points in a two-week stretch, beat- ing Cross Roads 57-0 and ripping Bartlett 57-6 (both on the road) and then opened the District 11-2A DII sea- son with a 44-14 win over Wortham. Just look at the game tail- back Ramon Manrriquez had against Wortham. He scored on touchdown runs of 68, 34, 69, 92 and 35 yards and finished with 303 yards on 15 carries. Manrriquez, a sophomore, carried the ball and the Bears into the playoffs and ran for 1,485 yards and 16 touch- downs. He also caught 20 passes for 482 yards and eight touchdowns, and scored 28 times in every way, accumulat- ing 2,455 yards of offense. He kicked 23 extra points and a field goal and made 64 tackles and three interceptions. He was a big reason -- along with quarterback Antoni Alvarado (62 for 148 for 1,092 yards passing and 14 TDs) and receiver Devin Gruben (18 receptions for 387 yards) and linebacker/fullback Colton Ward (78 tackles, including 11 for losses and three sacks and 312 yards rushing and 181 re- ceiving) -- that the Bears had another big year, going 7-4. They finished second in the district behind state power Mart and bring back a ton of talent, including Manrriquez and Alvarado. D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 | C O R S I C A N A DA I LY S U N |   G C F O OT B A L L 2 0 1 8