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September 6, 2013

Santo, Perrin look to go 2-0; CCS, Gordon, Millsap each seeking first win of 2013

By TONY EIERDAM

Santo, Perrin, Gordon, Millsap and Community Christian School will each be in action this week in area high school football action.

Strawn, which fell to Ira on Saturday, will enjoy an open date this week.

The Santo Wildcats are coming off a 69-8 win over Ranger in last week’s season opener. Santo head coach Randy Thornton said his team is confident coming off a season-opening win, and added his staff and team are excited to play in refurbished W.A. Lewis Field which includes new

dressing room facilities and a covered concession pavilion.

The ‘Cats will host Meridian today with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Meridian is looking for its first win of the young season.

“We have new facilities and this will be the first time we are able to use them, so we are excited to say the least,” Thornton said. “We will have to play well to beat Meridian.

“Last week we ran the ball well and played great defense. We will have to do the same this week and not turnover the ball to have success.

“We hope to build on the momentum gained last week. Any time you can win the opener it sets a positive tone for the rest of the season.

“And it’s always fun to win that first game.”

Perrin (1-0) will play its last home opener in its existing stadium as the Pirates will play in a new stadium in 2014 that is being built adjacent to the current field. The Pirates and the Gorman Panthers (0-1) will kick off at 7:30 p.m. today at Pirate Stadium.

Perrin is coming off a 14-7 win over Meridian, while Gorman is not only seeking its first win, but also its first points as it fell 47-0 to Electra last week.

Pirates head coach Brad Hutton said his new starting quarterback, Chase Akin, settled in after a rough first half against Meridian.

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