TVCC next challenge for Rangers

Jeffery Jamerson
Sports Writer

After a lopsided 56-24 loss to Tyler Junior College, KC looks to rebound as the Rangers now prepare for conference play against Trinity Valley Junior College.

Coach J.J. Eckert is preparing his team far this week’s second home game.

“I’m not so worried about Trinity Valley more than us,” Eckert said.

TJC special team’s work, and a lack of KC special team performance, allowed the Apaches to start drives numerous times with in the KC 35 yard line. On average, it took TJC 27.8 yards to score a touchdown.

Eckert said that the special teams needed improvement as well as closing their turnover margin. KC allowed four turnovers and only caused two.

“Eighty-five percent of the time, the team with less turnovers wins the game,” Eckert said.

Excluding linebacker Derek David’s shoulder sprain, Eckert said the team is healthy.

KC will take the field against Trinity Valley, 1-1, which is coming off a 72-7 win against No.12 Coffeyville Community College in their Texas-Kansas Junior College Challenge.

The game starts at 7 p.m. at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium.

Kilgore College Sports Network is offering live video streams of KC home football games. The direct link to watch the games live is The webcast will be a simulcast with the KDOK Radio broadcast. Local radio stations are 1240 AM and 105.3 FM in Kilgore; and 101.9 FM in Longview.