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Football prepares for “dog fight” in playoff opener

DE Trey Moore sheds a blocker during a loss against Steele. Moore and Trey Witcher will play a big role for the Rangers in this week's playoff opener at Lake Travis.
Rangers head to Lake Travis to battle the Cavaliers
November 15, 2019
The Rangers prepare to square off with one of the top teams in the state.

Sports staff makes playoff predictions

Greg Eggleston totes the rock against New Braunfels. Eggleston will play a major role in the Rangers' upset bid.
Football roundtable discusses playoff game against Lake Travis
November 15, 2019
Three writers banter about football’s playoff opener at Lake Travis

Playoffs in sight after Unicorns’ destruction

Trey Moore fights the Knights as he tries to break through Steele's offensive line. The Knights are also advancing to district playoffs.
Football headed to Lake Travis for first round Friday
November 10, 2019
After beating the Unicorns, the Rangers will move on to district playoffs.

Rangers fight for chance at playoffs

The Rangers burst onto the field as they play East Central, who are also fighting for a playoff spot.
Smithson Valley plays their final district game.
November 8, 2019
The Ranger defense has their hands full on their last district game, playing the New Braunfels Unicorns on home turf.

Win over Rattlers fuels Ranger revival

Senior Greg Eggleston receives the ball in last week's game against Steele. The Rangers lost their game against the Knights 35-10.
Smithson Valley defeats San Marcos 42-7.
November 2, 2019
As playoffs loom nearer, victories are vital for the Rangers.

Down to the defense

Jalen Nutt charges onto the field before a loss against Steele. Nutt and the Rangers hope to bounce back this week at San Marcos.
Rangers to face Rattlers on a foreign field.
November 1, 2019
San Marcos QB Alex Garcia quarterback is one of the top passers in the greater San Antonio area.

Thursday night lights

Sophomore Aiden Green (center) stands with his teammates during a timeout. Green and JV Blue are 8-0.
JV football celebrating near perfect season
October 30, 2019
JV football prepares to bid farewell to a season of dominance.

Rangers can’t capitalize in the clutch, lose 35-10

Carson Padilla stands alone at midfield during a game against East Central. Padilla was constantly in the Knights' backfield Friday night, but it wasn't enough.
In perhaps the weirdest game of all time, the Rangers fall to rival Steele
October 26, 2019
Smithson Valley falls to Steele in battle of absurdity

Clash of district titans

RB Jacob Forton rushes for one of his three touchdowns against East Central. A big game from Forton could swing the game in favor of the Rangers.
Football gears up for battle with rival Knights
October 25, 2019
Add in potential playoff implications, and this becomes one of the season’s biggest showdowns for the Rangers.

“Business as usual” for Rangers as rival Judson looms large

Greg Eggleston (left) and Luke Gombert celebrate an Eggleston rushing touchdown against East Central. Eggleston will need more big plays if the Rangers want to beat Judson.
Smithson Valley takes on undefeated Judson in the biggest game of the year
October 18, 2019
The Rangers head into enemy territory to take on the undefeated Judson Rockets

Defense cements elite status in win over Hornets

QB Luke Gombert and WR Eric Titzman discuss a play on the sidelines during a game against Schertz Clemens.  The pair connected twice for 28 yards on Friday versus East Central.
Smithson Valley ran their way to victory in a 45-13 win over East Central
October 12, 2019
The weather couldn't stop the Rangers, and neither could the Hornets.

“Easier said than done:” Rangers eager for East Central

Juniors Americas Sanders (left) and Trey Moore jog onto the field prior to a 15-7 loss to Schertz Clemens. The pair have a big responsibility slowing down East Central RB DeAngelo Rosemond.
After a week off, Smithson Valley is ready for the new-look Hornets
October 11, 2019
The Rangers look to pick up a key win against conference foe East Central
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