Rangers conquer SA Lee 48-8, set sights on Madison

By John Kastner

Times Guardian Stringer

San Antonio Robert E. Lee continues to fight its woes: a hapless, winless season ... something that is very unusual for them! This past Saturday night (23rd), the agony continued as the mighty Rangers shot huge holes in the Lee defense to soundly defeat the Alamo City eleven 48-8 in a crucial 26-5A battle.

But a wary eye was on the Judson-Madison affair that saw Judson beat Jim Streety and Madison 24-7 to set up this Friday's crucial Ranger showdown with Madison and no doubt a possible play-off berth for the potential winner.

"This Friday's game against Madison will be a big one for our kids ... if we want to make the play-offs, we need to beat this Madison squad," Head Ranger Coach Larry Hill stated.

Those 2,039 fans who flocked to Comalander Stadium Saturday night witnessed a real jewel as far as Texas high school football was concerned. Hill and company dented the scoreboard in every quarter, adding 28 points just in the first quarter alone with a 9-yarder from Zach Bailey to Blake Schrock with 8:16 gone. Then with 8 minutes left, Joe Pawelek recoved a Lee fumble on the 21-yard line and Dvid Gutierrez hit paydirt.

With 2:52 Left, Schrock bulled-over on a 30-yard scamper and David Sweet hit the uprights. Then with 0:54 left, Bailey pitched to Cody Beyer for 19 yards.

In the second quarter, Tommy Warren dashed 12 yards and Sweet connected with 6:54 gone. Then in the third stanza, with 2:27 blinking, Cody McKinney only needed one yard to do the trick and Andrew Sendejo kicked. The Rangers added their final tally in the last frame with 10:26 left when Warren once again hit the end zone on a four-yard plunge.

"We wanted to beat them early and just play good solid football for four quarters ... and just don't fumble the ball,' quarterback Zach Bailey offered.

"This was a real big fumble for us to recover which gave us the drive to put the game out of reach," Joe Pawelek noted."

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