Sunday, September 28th 2014

Rangers score as time expires to defeat No. 8 Navarro College, 37-31

Louis Daily caught a pass down the middle of the field as time expired for a 40-yard reception, dragging Navarro defenders across the goal line to defeat the No. 8 Navarro College Bulldogs, 37-31, in front of a rowdy home crowd Sept. 27 in Kilgore.

Navarro tied the game up at 31-31 with only 30 seconds left on the clock. KC's Eddie Smith had a 15-yard run to get to the 40 yard line with only 9 seconds left and no timeouts.

That's when Javelle Allen threw the game-winning 40-yard touchdown as the Ranger bench stormed the field in celebration after Daily crossed the goal line.

KC finished the game with 550 yards of total offense with 230 rushing yards, led by Corey Davis, who had 11 carries for 138 yards and a touchdown.

Allen was 17-of-37 for 320 yards, four touchdowns and an interception. Dailey finished with seven catches for 143 yards and two touchdowns.

KC started the game with a 68-yard touchdown run by Davis on the first play of the game.  Navarro answered with a short field goal to make the score 7-3.

The Rangers scored next on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Allen to Daily and got the ball back on the next Navarro drive with an interception by KC’s Kevin Wharry.

Navarro answered again, scoring on a 40-yard quarterback keeper to get the ball to the KC 5 yard line.  The Bulldogs punched the ball in from the 5 to make the score 14-10 on the first play of the second quarter.

The Bulldogs scored once more on a running play, but KC answered with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Allen to Smith.

Going into halftime, KC was up 21-17. With 9:32 left in the third quarter, Allen threw another touchdown pass, this time to tight end Chris Chumley to put KC up 28-17.

Navarro answered again with a 26-yard rushing touchdown to get within four points to end the third quarter at 28-24.

Luis Sanchez kicked a monster 44-yard field goal with 4:10 left in the game to put KC up 31-24 before Navarro tied the game up and the Rangers scored on the last play of the game to win.

No. 14 KC improves to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in SWJCFC play while Navarro drops to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in conference play.  Navarro's other loss this season was to Trinity Valley Community College, 66-30.

PHOTO ABOVE: Quarterback Javelle Allen gains rushing yardage for a first down.  Allen threw four touchdown passes in the victory over Navarro College.  Photo by Jon Vashey/KC