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Media Day For Kilgore College

The Kilgore Rangers are the Southwest JuCo Champions and ranked in the top 25.
But how well can they take pictures?
Friday was media day for the Rangers. This year's photos will include several new faces.
So, what's harder for a coach: Calling plays or organizing a photo shoot?
"It's a whole lot harder doing the photo," said Coach Jimmy Rieves. "I hate this day," he laughed.
While Coach Rieves as cringing, his players were all to excited for a snapshot and the chance to talk about a repeat.
"We want to go out and win another championship that's the least we can do," said quarterback Clint Toon.
However, the Rangers still have work to do and fast. After this dismissal of four players earlier this week including top running back Erick Hatchett the team was left with a few holes.
"We hated to lose young men," said Coach Rieves, "but the team is more important than the individual."
The new running back will be a fresh face. "We've got a lot of freshman that are going to have fun trying out and trying to be the starter," Coach said.
The offensive line looked like old pro's taking their photos. A good thing considering how much the team is counting on their experience.
"Offensive line we have all five of them coming back all five of them played last year," said Steven Prince.
But a bit of a question mark is at quarterback. Sophomores Clint Toon and Steven Prince will share the role. That will continue until someone gets the hot hand.
"We go out there and have fun. Me and him are both going to play," Steven said.
The defense is also a concern. There are just three returning starters and plenty of freshman.
Still, the Rangers looked picture perfect Friday, and they hope they'll have the season to match.
The Kilgore Rangers open the season on the road next Saturday, August 27, at Georgia Military.

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com

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