Rangers triumphant in Homecoming contest

The Rangers mauled the Northeast Oklahoma A&M Golden Norsemen 43-13 in their Homecoming contest to move into a tie with Tyler Junior College for second place overall in the conference. Defense was the best policy early in the game for both teams; neither of the offenses was able to score for more than half of […]

Win over Blinn means playoff berth for Rangers

This week the Blinn Community College Buccaneers come to R.E St John Memorial Stadium for the Rangers Hall Of Fame game. Blinn is coming off a heart-breaking 42-41 loss to the Trinity Valley Community Cardinals last week. As for the Rangers, they are coming off a 48-14 win over the Cisco Wranglers. The Blinn offense […]

Redemption awaits Rangers

The KC Rangers look to redeem themselves from last Saturdays 52-35 loss to Trinity Valley Community College. The Ranger will be hosting Navarro Community College at home this Saturday. Both of these teams have an overall record of 3-1 and are looking to add a win to their conference record. Navarro is coming off a […]

Stadium scores jumbotron

A new football season always requires changes. R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium is shared by the Kilgore High School and KC, and now both teams will be able to enjoy the brand new state-of-the-art jumbotron scoreboard. The scoreboard was installed during the summer and it’s almost impossible to miss. Its measurements are 32’W x 24’H […]

Road trip awaits Rangers

The Kilgore College Rangers will begin the 2014 football season unranked in the national polls but are expected to battle for one of the Southwest Junior College Football Conference’s four playoff spots. The Rangers, coming off a 4-5 season a year ago (3-3 in the SWJCFC), open the season with back-to-back road games outside the […]

Former high school star shoots for KC squad

When Emanuel Black was growing up in Houston, all he wanted to do was play football. But what he terms “personal issues” forced him off the field. Now Black, Crosby freshman, has a chance to make a comeback and join the KC Rangers. Black is currently in his second semester at KC. The KC community, […]

All-Conference squad includes 6 Rangers

FROM STAFF REPORTS Three KC standouts were named to the All-Conference first team of the Southwestern Junior College Football Conference for the 2013 season. SWJCFCF
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team Gerron Anthony, sophomore offensive lineman; Cliff Butler, freshman defensive lineman; and Joe Lynch, freshman linebacker. All-Conference
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team Eddie Smith, freshman offensive back; Damond King, sophomore defensive lineman; Daniel Lopez, sophomore defensive […]

J.J. Eckert looks back on disappointing season; works on placing sophomores at 4-year schools

MILES MARABLE III Staff Writer  KC’s season came to an end sooner than expected after the Rangers’ 30-point loss to Tyler Junior College. KC finished 4-5 for the season and 3-3 in conference. Head Coach J.J. Eckert believed this season was a disappointment and said the expectations his team had just did not materialize this […]

KC fails to score a touchdown in their blowout loss to TJC

DEVIN BROOKS Sports Writer The second matchup between the KC Rangers and the Tyler Junior College Apaches ended on a sour note for KC, which fell to TJC, 42-12, in the regular season finale. KC needed to beat TJC, or they needed Blinn Community College to lose, to make the playoffs. Neither scenario worked out […]

Ranger cornerback Mathis commits to the University of Kentucky

MILES MARABLE III Staff Writer  The Southeastern Conference is considered the most dominant in Division I NCAA football. Teams from the SEC have won the last seven national championships. They produced 63 picks in the 2013 NFL draft. Now a KC football player is headed to the SEC. Sophomore cornerback Michael Mathis, 6-foot-2 inches, 210 […]

KC crushes Southeast Prep, 58-13

DEVIN BROOKS Sports Writer 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. […]

Long-time rivals meet on gridiron for 115th match

MILES MARABLE III Staff Position In collegiate and professional sports there are famous rivalries. In Major League Baseball, there exists the storied rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees; in the NBA the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers battle for supremacy; and in the NFL the Green Bay Packers and Chicago […]

KC faces Southeast Prep in final home match

MILES MARABLE III Staff Writer  The Rangers look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season, as they take on Southeast Prep out of Houston in the Hall of Fame game 3 p.m. Saturday at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium. While Head Coach J.J. Eckert said it was a great win he still […]

Playoff hopes still alive with win over Northeast Oklahoma

DEVIN BROOKS Sports Writer KC prevailed over the Northeastern Oklahoma Golden Norsemen, 35-21, Saturday in a must-win match-up. The game, originally scheduled for 3 p.m. was delayed more than an hour due to thunderstorms. NEO received the ball first to start the game. On third down, cornerback Michael Mathis intercepted NEO quarterback Anthony Kiefer’s pass […]

Powder Puff football ends, flag football begins

MILES MARABLE III Staff Writer  The Red Divas won last Tuesday‘s Powder Puff football tournament.  Five teams participated and many fans came out to support. Ross Costanzo, assistant director of student life said he was pleased with the participation. “It turned out great; all the girls had fun,” Costanzo said. “It got pretty rowdy at […]