Andy Mills

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Rice coach Andy Mills has led his Bulldogs into the playoffs the last four years, and Rice, Mildred and Blooming Grove will continue to play in the same district for the next two years.

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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