Rangers knock off No. 14-ranked Georgia Military, 28-19

Photo above: Kilgore QB Javelle Allen makes a pass as freshman offensive lineman Jamal Fontenot blocks a Georgia Military player Sept. 6 in Milledgeville, Ga..  Photo by Kendall Webb/Roadtripsports.com

The Kilgore College Rangers are road warriors this season, improving to 2-0 on the young season with a win over No. 14-ranked Georgia Military College, 28-19, in Milledgeville (Ga.) Sept. 6.

Nick Fisher came up with a huge interception in the fourth quarter with 12:19 to play at the KC 40 yard line.  KC marched down the field but had to settle for a field goal attempt.

That's when KC took advantage of a bizarre play when the Ranger field goal attempt was blocked by GMC, and was initially ruled as a touchback. After discussion, the touchback was reversed to being a touchdown by the Rangers after it was ruled that the ball was touched by a GMC player at the 2 yard line and recovered in the endzone by KC, putting the rangers up 21-13.

The Ranger defense then held GMC and the Bulldogs had to punt from their own 6 yard line. 

KC marched down the field once again and scored on a TD pass from Javelle Allen to Corey Davis to put the Rangers up 28-13 with 4:17 left in the game.

GMC scored once more with a little more than 3 minutes left in the game to make the score 28-19, but the extra point was blocked.

KC was then forced to punt with 2:23 left, but the KC defense held the Bulldogs' last-ditch efforts in the final drive of the game.  The KC defense forced five GMC turnovers in the game, including Fisher's interception and another INT by Kevin Wharry.

KC quarterback Javelle Allen finished the game completing 18-of-23 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns.  KC receiver Jeremiah Baines also had a big day, catching six passes for 105 yards and a touchdown.  On defense, Jordan Burton had five solo tackles, six assists and a fumble recovery.

The Rangers' quick-tempo offense outgained the Bulldogs in total yards with 64 plays for 421 yards. The Bulldogs ran 66 plays for 397 yards.

With the win, the Rangers move to 2-0 on the season and the Bulldogs drop to 0-2.

KC will play its first home game 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, versus Texas A&T at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium.