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Emma Siebold

Junior Freddie Dubose attempts to shake off multiple Reagan defenders.

Rangers to take on Harker Heights with Rattler victory under their belts

Football defeats Reagan at KSAT Pigskin Classic, takes on Harker Heights at home

Ranger football danced with the Reagan Rattlers on the city’s biggest stage at the KSAT Pigskin Classic Aug. 27 in the Alamodome and won 14-13. a

During Saturday’s game, the Rangers defense held down the Rattler offense to one score. Reagan had half of the Rangers total yardage and first downs, and senior safety David De Hoyos was voted the Jon Wayne Player of the Game.

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Senior drum major Jackie Nunez earned a $4,000 scholarship from KSAT.


Newcomer and highly-anticipated 4-star recruit Freddie Dubose scored his first touchdown in his first game, leads the Rangers in receiving and trails just two yards behind lead-rusher Doug Lantz. Dubose is likely out for the season after sustaining an ACL injury against Reagan.

“I have definitely pushed through it great (before),” Dubose said. “Just a bunch of rehab, dedication and I plan on working 24/7 to fix this recovery. Man I loved the atmosphere, it was great to be able to play a game with the Rangers.”

Along with Dubose, the Ranger offense wields a dual-quarterback rotation–both senior Chase Senelick, who rushed the Rangers’ winning touchdown) and junior Ryland Walker received playing time. 4-star offensive tackle and Texas A&M commit Colton Thomasson also helped hold the fort on Saturday.

The Rangers last faced the Knight in 2020 and won 45-27. While they remain a 6A school, many of their former district foes dropped to 5A. The Knights will be coming off of a 33-7 win against Ellison when they come to Ranger Stadium this Friday.

KSAT recognized participants from the present marching bands and football teams for scholarships. Senior wide receiver T.J. Hunt and senior drum major Jackie Nunez both received $4,000 scholarships.

“I wasn’t expecting it and I was so surprised since there are so many wonderful and talented people in the band that could’ve been chosen as well,” Nunez said. “Being a drum major is such a big role and I never imagined that I could fill that. Being a part of the band is so special to me. The people I’ve met and the experiences that iIve had in the program have made me grow so much as a person, especially since I get to lead such an amazing group.”


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