Ranger Football

History

The beginning of football at KC:

The easy-going rural life of Kilgore changed drastically with the discovery of oil in December 1930. With the newfound success of the oil boom, Kilgore civic and business leaders realized it was possible to pursue what had earlier been an impossible dream -- establishing a community college. In the fall of 1935, operating under the Kilgore Independent School District, Kilgore College opened with a student enrollment of 229 and 11 faculty members.

A football team was established in those first months and in its first season, the KC Rangers compiled a 5-3-2 record. KC has fielded a squad every year since, except the WWII years of 1943-1944, and carved its niche into the Texas football annals, compiling a record of 471-276-13.

A winning program rich with tradition:

KC is the winningest junior college football program in Texas.

Past Schedules & Results:

KC Bowl Game Appearances All-Time:

1946 Junior Rose Bowl Compton Junior College 19
Kilgore 0
1948 Texas Rose Bowl Kilgore 19,
Hutchinson Community College 7
1950 Memorial Bowl Kilgore 32
Holmes Junior College 12
1951 Texas Rose Bowl Kilgore 27
NE Oklahoma A&M 14
1956 Hospitality Bowl Kilgore 20
Pearl River Community College 7
1957 Industrial Bowl Kilgore 25
Cameron State Ag College 19
1965 Shrine Bowl Kilgore 21
NW Mississippi C.C. 20
1966 Shrine Bowl Kilgore 28
Ferrum College 7
1971 Wool Bowl Phoenix College 24
Kilgore 0
1978 Garland Bowl Kilgore 30
Jones County Community College 0
1980 Garland Bowl NE Oklahoma A&M 21
Kilgore 14
1982 Garland Bowl NE Oklahoma A&M 13
Kilgore 0
1989 Shrine Bowl NW Mississippi C.C. 31
Kilgore 27
1990 Shrine Bowl Kilgore 24
Itawamba Community College 6
2001 Red River Bowl Kilgore 14
Tyler Junior College 7
2004 Pilgrim’s Pride Bowl Pima Community College 10
Kilgore 7
2006 Heart of Texas Bowl Kilgore 19
Fort Scott Community College 7
2007 Heart of Texas Bowl Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. 62
Kilgore 28
2013 Brazos Valley Bowl Northwest Mississippi 47
Kilgore 36
Overall Bowl Record: 11-8

KC Coaches All-Time:

Coach Years Record Winning Percentage
Clyde Lee 1935-41 57-10-5 79%
Jimmy Parks 1942, 1946 16-2-0 89%
Will Walls 1947-48 19-2-0 91%
Woody Johnson 1949-52 28-13-0 68%
Jasper Flanakin 1953-56 31-10-0 76%
Solon Holt 1957 7-2-0 78%
J.W. (Cotton) Bolton 1958-59 13-5-1 68%
Carl Ellis 1960-63 14-25-1 35%
Boyd Converse 1964-66 24-7-1 75%
Charles Simmons 1967-75 55-34-3 60%
Jim Miller 1976-91 97-66-2 59%
Marion Turner 1992-96 17-32-0 35%
Scott Hale 1997-99 11-16-0 41%
Jimmy Rieves 2000-06 48-27-0 64%
J.J. Eckert 2007-Present 37-34-0 52%

All Americans since 1946:

Year Player(s)
1946 Alan Neveux & Ray Stone
1947 Alan Neveux & Darrel Shaver
1948 Bobby Dill & Dick Lipscomb
1951 George Riley
1954 Donnie Caraway
1955 Pete Dean
1956 Bill Hines
1958 David Wieting
1959 Harold Mayo
1960 Gary Reeves
1961 Billy Burt
1962 Wayne Barginear, Billy Burt, Roger Ellis & Dicky McCaughey
1965 Eddie Rogers
1966 John Gregory & Joe Sliker
1967 Andy Durrett
1968 Leonard Dunlap & Pat Murphy
1970 Steve Sakis
1971 Alfred Barrett & Sammy Wilson
1975 Lester Belrose & Gary Blair
1977 Bob Laird
1978 Roger Adams, Kyle Cunningham, David Scott & Michael Wright
1980 Tony Boles, Jason Doyle, Jackie Wilson & Raymond Woodard
1981 Darin Boone & Mark Crites
1982 Paul Thoren & Wilfred Sasser
1990 Billy Kelly & Joey Misseldine
1992 Tyrone Brooks
1993 Jorge Diaz
1997 Kerrie Washington
1998 Henry Knight
1999 Ryan Bisetti & Derrick Pickens
2000 Demorrio Williams
2001 Ricardo Colclough, Brandon Warfield, Kevin Everett & Demorrio Williams
2002 Kevin Everett
2003 Byron Smith
2004 Chip Brown
2005 Michael Cohen
2006 Aaron Hunter & Giorgio Majors
2007 Jamall Skipper & Woody McClendon
2008 Woody McClendon & Victor Carmichael
2009 Jimmy Anderson, Junior Kautai & Chase Ford
2012 Charles Woods, Ed'Marques Batties & James Jones
2013 Gerron Anthony

NFL Players since 2000:

Name NFL Team
Richard Colclough Pittsburgh Steelers
Jorge Diaz Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kevin Everett Buffalo Bills
Tony Hutson Dallas Cowboys
Chad Stanley Houston Texans
Robbie Tobeck Seattle Seahawks
Brandon Warfield Baltimore Ravens
Demorrio Williams San Diego Chargers
Alton Wright Tennessee Titans
Cedric Sullivan Cincinnati Bengals
Marvin White Cincinnati Bengals
Jessie Smitherman Dallas Cowboys
Chase Ford Minnesota Vikings (active)
Lane Johnson Philadelphia Eagles (active)
Rufus Johnson New Orleans Saints (active)
Darren Woodard St. Louis Rams (active)

Former Rangers at Four-Year Schools:

Name Position NFL Team
Deangelo Brooks DT Louisiana Tech University
De'Elmo Simpson LB Louisiana Tech University
Norman Darden WR Texas Tech University
Joe Herrick WR University of Kentucky
Ty Chappa QB Northern Oklahoma State Univ.
Ed'Marquis Batties WR Middle Tennessee State University
Cade Oliver DS Arkansas State University
Terrance Leach DB Northeastern State University (OK)
Mason Powledge TE Tarleton State University
Ethan Perkins DT Tarleton State University
Dylan Nowak K Southern Arkansas University
Ryan Bustin K Texas Tech University
Tahare Ray DE Southern Arkansas University
James Jones DB University of North Texas
Cameron Bridgewater LB Tarleton State University
DeMarcus Armstrong DB Minot State University
Steven Borden TE University of Kentucky
Codarius Golston LB Baylor University
Adrian Blaylock DE Arkansas Tech University
J.C. Haigwood LB Arkansas Tech University
Malcolm Spriggs DB Sam Houston State University
Andrew Jackson QB Jackson State University
Braylon McCarty FB University of North TExas
Dawayne Lewis OL Arkansas Monticello University
Cary Fortson WR Nicholls State University
Markell Templeton WR Midwestern State University
Josh Webster FB East Texas Baptist University
Watkin Cocker OL Angelo State University
Isi Cocker OL Angelo State University
Marcus Reed OL Fayetteville State University
Tramon Shead OL Lamar University
Melvin Shead DL Abilene Christian University
Paul Brown DL Midwestern State University
Damon Barrett DB Minot State University
Jacolby Stokes WR University of Texas-San Antonio
Greg Lunceford OL Southeast Oklahoma State Univ.

KC Football Records All-Time:

1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
1935: 5-3-2
1936: 10-1-0
1937: 9-2-1
1938: 8-1-1
1939: 10-0-0
1940: 7-2-1
1941: 8-1-0
1942: 6-1-0
1946: 10-1-0
1947: 9-1-0
1948: 10-1-0
1949: 8-2-0
1950: 9-2-0
1951: 9-2-0
1952: 2-7-1
1953: 6-4-0
1954: 9-1-0
1955: 8-2-0
1956: 8-3-0
1957: 7-2-0
1958: 6-3-0
1959: 7-2-1
1960: 1-9-0
1961: 7-3-0
1962: 4-5-1
1963: 2-8-0
1964: 6-3-1
1965: 8-3-0
1966: 10-1-0
1967: 5-5-0
1968: 7-3-0
1969: 4-6-0
1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
1970: 7-2-1
1971: 8-2-1
1972: 6-4-0
1973: 4-6-0
1974: 6-3-1
1975: 8-3-0
1976: 2-8-0
1977: 8-2-0
1978: 10-0-1
1979: 5-5-0
1980: 10-1-0
1981: 8-2-0
1982: 7-4-0
1983: 6-4-0
1984: 6-4-0
1985: 5-4-1
1986: 6-4-0
1987: 2-8-0
1988: 3-7-0
1989: 6-5-0
1990: 9-2-0
1991: 4-6-0
1992: 1-9-0
1993: 1-9-0
1994: 6-4-0
1995: 6-4-0
1996: 3-6-0
1997: 4-5-0
1998: 2-7–0
1999: 5-4-0
2000: 6-4-0
2001: 12-0-0
2002: 6-4-0
2003: 6-4-0
2004: 10-2-0
2005: 2-7-0
2006: 6-6-0
2007: 8-4
2008: 6-4
2009: 4-6
2010: 4-6
2011: 3-6
2012: 8-3
2013: 4-5

TOTAL RECORD ALL-TIME: 471-276-13

2013 Football Schedule and Results:

Overall Record: 4-5
Conference Record: 3-3

DATE VERSUS LOCATION TIME RESULT
Aug. 31

Dodge City C.C.

Dodge City, Kan. 1 PM L 27-16
Sept. 7

Tyler Junior College

Kilgore, TX 7 PM L 56-24
Sept. 14 Trinity Valley C.C.* Kilgore, TX 7 PM W 24-19
Sept. 21 Navarro College* Corsicana, TX 7 PM L 35-21
Sept. 28

Cisco College*

Kilgore, TX 3 PM W 31-6
Oct. 5 Blinn College* Kilgore, TX 7 PM L 22-17
Oct. 12 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M* Kilgore, TX 3 PM W 35-21
Oct. 19 Southeast Prep
(Hall of Fame)
Kilgore, TX 3 PM W 58-13
Oct. 26 Tyler Junior College* Tyler, TX 3 PM L 42-12

2012 Football Schedule and Results:

Overall Record: 8-3
Conference Record: 5-1

DATE VERSUS LOCATION TIME RESULT
Sept. 1

at Dodge City C.C. (Kan.)

Kilgore, TX 7pm W 25-16
Sept. 8 at Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX 7pm W 38-30
Sept. 15 at Trinity Valley C.C.* Athens, TX 7pm W 34-16
Sept. 22 Navarro College* Kilgore, TX 7pm W 45-35
Sept. 29 at Cisco College* Cisco, TX 3pm W 29-14
Oct. 6 at Blinn College* Brenham, TX 3pm W 28-27
Oct. 13 at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M* Miami, OK 2pm L 42-24
Oct. 20 Southeast Prep Kilgore, TX 3pm W 53-0
Oct. 27 Tyler Junior College* Kilgore, TX 3pm W 45-24
Nov. 3 SWJCFC 1st Round Playoff
vs. Navarro College
Kilgore, TX 3pm L 42-14
Dec. 1

Brazos Valley Bowl

Kyle Field
College Station, TX

Noon L 47-36

2011 Football Schedule and Results:

Overall Record: 3-6
Conference Record: 2-4

DATE VERSUS LOCATION TIME RESULT
Aug. 25 Hutchinson C.C. Hutchinson, KS 7pm L 60-29
Sept. 3 Tyler Junior College Kilgore, TX 7pm L 34-31
Sept. 10 Trinity Valley* Athens, TX 7pm L 38-20
Sept. 17 OPEN -- -- --
Sept. 24 Navarro College* Kilgore, TX 7pm L 22-17
Oct. 1 N.E. Oklahoma A&M Kilgore, TX 3pm W 38-23
Oct. 8 Cisco Junior College Cisco, TX 3pm W 23-20
Oct. 15 Arkansas Baptist Little Rock, AR 2pm W 56-20
Oct. 22 Blinn College* Kilgore, TX 3pm L 52-45
Oct. 29 Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX 3pm L 42-35