Titans vs Rangers
SCOUTING THE RANGERS
Head Coach: Jeff Rayburn
Rankings: #8 Texas Football
Friday, November 20, 2020
Site: Ford Center
Time: 7:00 Kickoff
Online: NFHS Network
The Rangers return 7 starters on offense and 5 starters on defense from 2019. Last year the Rangers went 14-1 reaching the Class 5A Division I State Semi-Finals.
Offensively, the Rangers are led QB Garrett Rangel, RB Jaden Nixon, and WR Trace Bruckler. Rangel has completed 67% of his passes for 1418 yards and 16 touchdowns. Nixon has 61 carries for 518 yards and 8 touchdowns. Bruckler has 37 catches for 443 yards and 5 touchdowns. Junior Wide Receiver Ashton Jeanty has 468 yards and 3 touchdowns. Junior OL Kyle Lofye, (6’3” 270 pounds )and OL Colton Tibbits lead a solid front 5 for the Rangers.
Defensively, the Rangers are led by All-State Linebacker Alessio Russolillo and Linebacker Blake Gotcher. Jeanty is a two way player who is a standout on both offense and defense. Defensive Back Noah Bolton, Defensive End Caden Frankhauser, Defensive End Isaiah Whitaker, Linebacker Landon Whitley and Noseguard Reed Warren have contributed greatly to the Rangers stout defensive effort this season.
The Rangers return one the top kickers in the area in Josh Click. Click gives the Rangers a weapon in the special teams part of the game with his strong leg on kick-off and field goals.
From Coach Webb
“The Rangers have been a dominate team not only in our district but across the state for the last several years. Their win totals since 2015 put them in elite company with the dominant 5A programs across the state. They continue to develop and produce teams that compete at a high-level year after year. Offensively, they do a great job of taking what the defense gives them. They are equally effective both running and throwing the football. With their speed, they have a chance to have an explosive play each time the ball is snapped. Defensively, they are always one of the best coached teams we play each year. They are very fast and physical on defense. Their front five is very sound in their technique and the secondary is loaded with play makers.” Coach Rayburn and his staff have the Rangers rolling again this year.”