The No. 7 ranked KC Rangers will travel to Brenham on Saturday to take on the Blinn Buccaneers in a 7 p.m. Southwest Junior College Football contest at Cub Stadium.
The game will be aired 6:45 p.m. on KXAL 105.3 and will also be streamed online at www.kxal.org.KC has bolted out to a 5-0 start (3-0 in SWJCFC play), but quarterback Tanner Tausch said the Rangers aren’t satisfied.
“I’m excited and ready for the game. We all are,” Tausch said. “I’m just ready to try and go 1-0 this week.”
In the past 20 seasons, Blinn has won four national championships, 14 conference titles and played in 12 bowl games. Blinn was also once the home of 2010 Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, who led the Buccaneers to a national championship before moving on to Auburn and winning college football’s most prestigious trophy in his one season there. Newton is now the starting quarterback for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.
In July, Blinn – alongside TVCC – were picked as coaches’ favorites in the SWJCFC preseason poll.
The Buccaneers head into Saturday’s game with a 2-2 record (1-1 in conference).
Blinn did manage to earn a 35-27 win over Tyler two weeks ago. The Bucs were idle last week.
KC, on the other hand, has been on a major roll, and the Rangers head into Saturday’s game on the heels of a 29-14 win over Cisco.
NOTES: KC has enjoyed four weeks of individual conference awards, with players earning offensive, defensive and special teams honors. In week one, linebacker Charles Woods was the top defensive player in the league. Tausch was the offensive player of the week in week two.
“I was really surprised at first. It feels good to be recognized,” Tausch said. “In the long run it’s over with and time to move on and focus on trying to get better.”
In week three, defensive end Cooper Washington was the player of the week, and in week four Joey Herrick earned special teams accolades.
Week five recognition went to Charles Woods, linebacker; Yovanni Arvizu, kicker; and Karrion Morrisey, running back.