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He’s kind of a big deal: Freshman takes on varsity football

Colton Thomasson lines up at right guard.  Thomasson made varsity as a freshman
Freshman Colton Thomasson is holding his own against older players.
October 9, 2019
Offensive lineman Colton Thomasson is making waves as a freshman.

One girl changing football history

From the sidelines, sophomore Selena Sifuentes-Shaffer watches her junior varsity teammates during a recent game on the road.
Selena Sifuentes-Shaffer is changing minds and softening hearts
October 3, 2019
In a sport dominated by men, one girl stands as an emblem of change.

Rangers carve up Cougars 51-7

QB Luke Gombert leads the huddle during a game against Schertz Clemens. Gombert threw for three touchdowns this week in a win against New Braunfels Canyon.
Moore, Eggleston shine in blowout over New Braunfels Canyon
September 28, 2019
The Rangers dominated all three facets of the game, and came away with a blowout win over New Braunfels Canyon.

Oh, say Canyon see: Football prepares to face off with Cougars

Junior linebacker Americas Sanders celebrates a tackle in a 15-7 loss to Schertz Clemens. Sanders and the Rangers will square off with Canyon on September 27th.
Rangers prepare for a Friday firefight with Canyon
September 27, 2019
Rangers look to bounce back against an electric Canyon team

Flags fly as Buffaloes fell Rangers

Following the ball, junior linebacker Americas Sanders makes his way to stop Clemens during their 15-7 loss on Sept. 20.
Sloppy play from both sides resulted in a narrow Clemens victory
September 21, 2019
After a penalty-filled contest, Clemens emerges on top, 15-7.

To the Max: Schertz returns for rematch with Rangers

Safeties Jacob Perez and Jackson Sennie high-five after forcing an incompletion against Hendrickson. The Ranger secondary will be tasked with slowing down star QB Didomenico, who has 10 touchdowns.
The Rangers look to keep momentum going in a tough matchup with Clemens
September 20, 2019
Star QB Didomenico leads the Buffaloes into Rangers territory following a crushing loss last week against Reagan

Rangers devastate Mavericks 44-0

Luke Gombert and Garrett Brooks celebrate a touchdown against Pflugerville Hendrickson. Gombert threw for two touchdowns this week in a win over San Antonio Madison.
Team looks better each passing week.
September 12, 2019
Smithson Valley crushed Madison, 44-0, on Thursday at Heroes Stadium.

Rivalry renewed as Rangers riled up for matchup with Mavericks

Smithson Valley charges the field prior to last week's 43-15 drubbing of Pflugerville Hendrickson. The Rangers are slated to play San Antonio Madison at Heroes Stadium on Thursday.
After years of competition, the Rangers look to get revenge after last year's loss to Madison.
September 11, 2019
Two squads with a storied past see their fates intertwine again, as they face off Thursday at Heroes Stadium.

Mo’ backs, less problems: Rangers blessed with abundance of rushers

RB Jacob Forton (#3) awaits the snap against Pflugerville Hendrickson. Forton leads the team in rushing yards with 170.
A bevy of backs have burst onto the scene, giving coach Larry Hill plenty of options.
September 10, 2019
The Rangers have plenty of options, especially in their backfield.

Rangers pummel Hawks, 43-15

The Ranger Band performs the National Anthem prior to Friday night's 43-15 win over Pflugerville Hendrickson.
Greg Eggleston leads charge in dominant win over Hendrickson
September 7, 2019
The Rangers won big behind great games from Eggleston and Gombert

Fly like the Hawks

RB Jacob Forton runs against the Judson defense in last year's 28-0 loss. Forton will be a focal point in this Friday's game against Pflugerville Hendrickson.
Rangers to show off new turf in showdown with Hendrickson
September 5, 2019
After a rough week, the Rangers look to bounce back against a stout Hendrickson squad.

New QB Gombert ready for the limelight

While the football team scrimmages Brandeis on Aug. 23, senior Luke Gombert gets some reps as the new starter.
Enthusiasm? Check. Leadership? Check. The only question left is whether he can play.
August 29, 2019
Senior QB Luke Gombert waited his turn. And now he's ready.
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