Published:
Saturday, October 4th 2014

Rangers defeat NEO, 43-13; improve to 2-1 in conference play

KIlgore College started off a bit slow, but got rolling in the second half, defeating the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Norsemen, 43-13 in a homecoming matchup Oct. 4 in Kilgore.

KC's Ricci Simmons put KC on the board first with an 85-yard interception returned for a touchdown with 5:22 left in the first quater.  KC scored again at the 7:45 mark in the second quarter with a 12-yard pass from Javelle Allen to Dequann Ruffin.  KC's Corey Davis put the Rangers up 20-0 with a 6-yard touchdown scamper and kicker Louis Sanchez caught a pass for a two-point conversion on a fake extra point to put the Rangers up 22-0 at halftime.

Kilgore went up 29-0 after QB Averion Hurts threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Barton.  NEO responded with a 68-yard touchdown run to finally get on the scoreboard with 7:56 left in the third quarter.

KC's J'Marcus Rhodes intercepted a NEO pass late in the third quarter to get the ball at the Kilgore 43 yard line, but NEO responded with its own interception with 12:34 left in the game.  The Norsemen fumbled on the next series, recovered by KC's Joe Lynch.

NEO scored once more on a 5-yard touchdown pass with 6:52 left in the game but couldn't convert the two-point conversion.

KC was forced to punt, but got the ball right back with a NEO fumble.  KC put its last points on the board with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Joe Lewis with just over three minutes left in the contest.

With the win, KC improves to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in SWJCFC play.  The Rangers travel to Cisco to face the Cisco College Wranglers Oct. 11, but return home Oct. 18 to play Blinn College.