WACO, TX -- The fourth-ranked Kilgore College Rangers shut out the No. 20 Pima (Ariz.) Community College Aztecs, 28-0, at the TIPS-C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl Dec. 1 at a windy Waco ISD Stadium.
The Rangers got on the board first with a Quez Allen three-yard TD scramble four minutes into the game. The extra point, affected by the wind, was no good, making the score 6-0.
KC scored next when De'Montre Tuggle ran 58 yards, fumbled at the one yard line into the end zone, and the ball was picked up for a Ranger TD by Kevin Jones to make the score 13-0.
With 6:12 left in the second quarter Pima had a bad snap to quarterback resulting in a safety to make the score 15-0.
After KC fumbled a punt return giving Pima good field position just before the half, the Ranger defense came up big with an interception by DL Kelton Moss to keep the Aztecs off the scoreboard.
Early in the third quarter, Jalan Harris stripped the Pima QB and Brian Holloway recovered the ball in the end zone for a KC touchdown to put KC ahead, 22-0.
Kaleb Ford-Dement grabbed his sixth interception of the season with 11 seconds left in the third quarter to set the Rangers up at the Pima 31 yard line.
KC took advantage of the interception by scoring four plays later with a 20-yard touchdown run by Carlos Frank to put the Rangers ahead, 28-0, with 13:04 left in the third quarter. The extra point was no good.
The Rangers intercepted Pima once again with 8:27 left in the game when Geovonte Howard picked off a pass in the end zone to shut down an Aztec drive.
Pima got down to the 11 yard line, but KC preserved the shutout with an interception by KC linebacker Reshawn Parker with 2:30 left in the game.
MVPs named from each team were Kaleb Ford-Dement, freshman defensive back for the Rangers, and Larry Rembert, sophomore wide receiver for Pima.
Pima drops to 6-4 and the SWJCFC Champion Rangers finish the season at 10-2.