KC crushes Southeast Prep, 58-13

Sports Writer

Kristopher Dobbins / THE FLARE
Wide receiver Derrick Ledet heads down field in the first half against Southeast Prep on Saturday.

The Rangers broke the scoreboard wide open by easily defeating the Southeast Prep Spartans 58-13 in the Hall of Fame game last Saturday. It was their highest scoring output of the season.

SEP received the ball first on their 30-yard line, went three plays and punted the ball off to KC. Two possessions later running back Eddie Smith capped off a five-play, 54-yard drive as he rushed for a 4-yard touchdown with 7:31 remaining in the first quarter. KC failed to convert on the two-point play, leaving the score at 6-0.

After a very short possession from SEP, KC found the end zone again. Quarterback Averion Hurts connected with receiver Morris Williams on a short dump-off pass. Williams attacked the wide hole and dodged defenders for a 69-yard touchdown.  The point-after attempt made the score 13-0 with 6:19 left in the first quarter.

KC scored again to begin the second quarter, courtesy of kicker Luis Sanchez, who connected with a 30-yard field goal to bump KC’s lead to 16-0.

Halfway through the second quarter KC received the ball after SEP punter Abram Garcia punted the ball out of bounds on the 39 yard line.

Two plays later, Hurts found Williams again on a short pass and Williams ran away from the SEP defense to score the 62-yard touchdown. The extra point was good and KC lead SEP, 23-0. KC would add three more points to their lead as Sanchez made a 34-yard field goal with 1:06 left in the first half.

KC led SEP 26-0 at halftime.

Smith started the second half by scoring two touchdowns in the third quarter. He rushed for a 7-yard touchdown run. On the next KC possession Williams ran 55 yards for a TD to make the score 41-0.

SEP finally got on the board when quarterback Ben Holmes connected with receiver Alex Pina-Rhoden for a 54-yard touchdown with 5:44 left in the third quarter.

KC scored on the next possession as Hurts found tight end Chris Chumley for a 17-yard touchdown, making the score 48-7.

SEP scored on its next possession as Holmes found Rhoden again for a 33-yard touchdown.  KC led SEP 48-13 with 2:52 left in the third quarter.

Sanchez connected on a 34-yard field goal and receiver Jeremiah Baines broke off a 58- yard touchdown run to make the final score 58-13.

KC faces off with longtime rival Tyler Junior College at 3 p.m. Saturday in Tyler in its regular-season finale.