Sunday, September 27th 2015

Navarro defeats Kilgore in Corsicana, 36-17

CORSICANA, TX -- Kilgore College struggled to put points on the board made costly mistakes Sept. 26 against the Navarro College Bulldogs, resulting in KC’s second-straight conference loss, 36-17.

Navarro scored first with a field goal to go up 3-0 with a 37-yarder with five minutes left in the first quarter.

KC answered with a 39-yard FG from Troy Duran four minutes into the second quarter to tie the game at 3-3.

The Bulldogs took a 5-3 lead at 4:46 of the first half with a defensive safety, following a punt that pinned the Rangers back on their own goal line.

KC was only down 12-3 at halftime and came out in the second half on fire with a 32-yard touchdown pass from Cameron Martin to Jaylen Fails.  That put the Rangers within two points, 12-10, early in the third quarter, but KC's offense struggled the rest of the game. 

Navarro scored in its next possession.  The extra point was blocked, but the Bulldogs capitalized on a rare one-point safety to give Navarro an 18-10 lead with 4:49 left in the third quarter.

After KC was forced to punt, Jerrell Sykes intercepted a Bulldog pass in the end zone with just over a minute to play in the third stanza.

But the Rangers threw an interception to give the ball right back to Navarro.  The Bulldogs capitalized on the interception with a drive that resulted in a two-yard TD run to make the score 26-13 left in the game.  

KC scored once more on an impressive 35-yard TD run by Martinez Syria off a pitch from Martin with 6 minutes left in regulation.

The Bulldogs scored once more to make the final score 36-17.  With the loss, KC drops to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in SWJCFC play.

Navarro improves to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play.

The Rangers will travel to Miami, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 3, for a 2 p.m. kickoff against the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Norsemen.