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"Rice" to the Occasion

Updated: Friday, November 22 2013, 03:13 PM CST

It's as automatic in November as turkey, black Friday and mustaches: a Regents School of Austin playoff run. Five of the past seven seasons, the Knights have reached the TAPPS state semi-finals.

"We're trying to be our own team this year that really emphasizes the job that needs to be done," said Knights center/defensive lineman Brandon Dickey. "We need to really execute."

Task number one: Regents revenge. Last week in the first round of the playoffs, the Knights knocked-off Second Baptist - the school that ended their season a year ago.

"At some point after last season ended and this season began, this senior class decided to lead well," Beck Brydon, Regents head football coach, described.

The senior class that Coach raves about is made-up of 12 guys. Two of those 12 are a little bit different from the other ten. And they're different because they're alike.

Kai Rice is a Regents linebacker and running back. McCade Rice is a wide receiver and cornerback. Not only are they brothers; they're twins. And they both scored touchdowns in last Friday's playoff victory.

"To know you helped your team to a win, alongside your brother and your teammates, is really satisfying," said McCade.

The twins are two of the Rices seven children. They get along great, except on the practice field. There, Kai and McCade's relationship is not exactly brotherly loathe, but it's not brotherly love, either.

"I swear, about every other practice I think there's going to be a fistfight between those two because they knock the crud out of each other," said Coach Brydon.

They might not play nice all the time, but that's better than not playing at all. Something that almost happened when the Rice brothers nearly saw their careers end when Kai then McCade suffered serious injuries a year apart.

"Kai, when he was in eighth grade, dislocated his hip on the practice field," explain Stan Rice, the boys' father. "McCade, when he was a freshman, fractured his femur. He had to be helicoptered/life flighted to Brackenridge."

"It's really taught me a lot over the past couple years," McCade explained. "Football is a great game and it's going to be something I really miss."

And the Rice brothers hope they'll have a few more games to play and appreciate. After all, this is the time of year we spend with family.

by Adam Winkler"Rice" to the Occasion

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Scores & Schedules

October 03, 2015 07:12 GMT

AM Prep-Scores and Skeds



Friday's Games

N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, ppd., rain

Cleveland 8, Boston 2

Toronto 8, Tampa Bay 4

L.A. Angels 2, Texas 1

Chicago White Sox 2, Detroit 1

Kansas City 3, Minnesota 1

Houston 21, Arizona 5

Oakland 4, Seattle 2

Saturday's Games

N.Y. Yankees (Nova 6-10) at Baltimore (W.Chen 10-8), 12:05 p.m., 1st game

Kansas City (Ventura 12-8) at Minnesota (Milone 9-5), 1:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Santiago 9-9) at Texas (Lewis 17-9), 1:05 p.m.

Toronto (Estrada 13-8) at Tampa Bay (Archer 12-13), 6:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (L.Severino 5-3) at Baltimore (U.Jimenez 12-10), 7:05 p.m., 2nd game

Boston (Breslow 0-3) at Cleveland (Kluber 8-16), 7:10 p.m.

Detroit (Verlander 5-8) at Chicago White Sox (E.Johnson 3-1), 7:10 p.m.

Houston (McHugh 18-7) at Arizona (Hellickson 9-11), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Nolin 1-2) at Seattle (Elias 5-8), 9:10 p.m.

Friday's Games

Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 4, 12 innings

Miami at Philadelphia, ppd., rain

Washington at New York, ppd., rain

Atlanta 4, St. Louis 0

Chicago Cubs 6, Milwaukee 1

Houston 21, Arizona 5

L.A. Dodgers 6, San Diego 2

Colorado 8, San Francisco 3

Saturday's Games

Washington (G.Gonzalez 11-8) at N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 9-7), 1:10 p.m., 1st game

Colorado (Rusin 6-9) at San Francisco (Peavy 7-6), 4:05 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 11-14) at Philadelphia (Harang 6-15), 4:05 p.m., 1st game

Cincinnati (Finnegan 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Burnett 9-6), 7:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 7-7) at Milwaukee (Wagner 0-1), 7:10 p.m.

St. Louis (Lackey 13-9) at Atlanta (S.Miller 5-17), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (Scherzer 13-12) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 13-7), 7:10 p.m., 2nd game

Miami (Nicolino 4-4) at Philadelphia (Asher 0-5), 7:35 p.m., 2nd game

Houston (McHugh 18-7) at Arizona (Hellickson 9-11), 8:10 p.m.

San Diego (Erlin 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 18-3), 9:10 p.m.



No games scheduled

Saturday's Games

( 1) Ohio State at Indiana, 3:30 p.m.

( 2) Michigan State vs. Purdue, Noon

( 3) Mississippi at (25) Florida, 7 p.m.

( 4) TCU vs. Texas, Noon

( 5) Baylor vs. Texas Tech at Arlington, Texas, 3:30 p.m.

( 6) Notre Dame at (12) Clemson, 8 p.m.

( 7) UCLA vs. Arizona State, 7:30 p.m.

( 8) Georgia vs. (13) Alabama, 3:30 p.m.

( 9) LSU vs. Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m.

(11) Florida State at Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m.

(14) Texas A&M vs. (21) Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m.

(15) Oklahoma vs. (23) West Virginia, Noon

(16) Northwestern vs. Minnesota, Noon

(18) Stanford vs. Arizona, 10:30 p.m.

(19) Wisconsin vs. Iowa, Noon

(20) Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State, 4 p.m.

(22) Michigan at Maryland, Noon

(24) California vs. Washington State, 4 p.m.


Friday's Games

D.C. United 2, New York City FC 1

Saturday's Games

Philadelphia at Toronto FC, 5 p.m.

Columbus at New York, 7 p.m.

Montreal at Orlando City, 7:30 p.m.

New England at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Vancouver at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Sporting Kansas City at Portland, 10:30 p.m.



No games scheduled


No games scheduled

Sunday - Game 1

Indiana at Minnesota, 3 p.m.

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