KC duo

Kilgore College defensive linemen Kelton Moss (94) and Sedrick Williams (99) wrap up a Blinn runner. Moss and Williams were two of five Rangers football players named 2019 NJCAA All-Americans this week; Steven Hubbard, Omar Manning and Sidney Walker were the others. The Rangers have won 18 games over two seasons.

Kilgore College has been a football destination for quite some time, but after winning 18 games the last two seasons, the Rangers are getting recognition — and many of their players are receiving national honors and are in demand.

Having NJCAA All-Americans is nothing new for the winningest junior college football program in Texas, and now five more names have been added to the list.

Five Rangers have earned NJCAA All-American honors this week, following their performances in the 2019 season: defensive lineman Sedrick Williams of Houma, La., and offensive lineman Steven Hubbard of Houston were both named first-team All-Americans this week; wide receiver Omar Manning of Lancaster, and defensive lineman Kelton Moss of Jonesboro, La., were named second-team All-Americans; and offensive lineman Sidney Walker of Crestview, Fla., was named All-American honorable mention.

The only bad news is that all of the honorees are sophomores, and have played their final games in a KC uniform. Many of them are making plans for their next stop, to finish their education and their football careers.

It’s difficult for O-linemen to put up numbers fans can see, but the Rangers’ offense scored 35 points a game with Hubbard and Walker among the linemen leading the way. They also averaged 232 rush yards and 485 total yards a game.

Williams was the Southwest Junior College Football Conference most valuable player this season and finished with 48 tackles, seven for loss, seven sacks, three pass break-ups and two blocked kicks. Manning was a central figure in the Rangers’ offense and took a lot of attention from opposing defenses; he finished with 35 catches for 727 yards, six touchdowns receiving and a rush TD.

Moss had 59 tackles, nine for loss, five sacks and forced three fumbles.

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