The Lone Star football team improved to 6-0 on Thursday night with a 63-14 win over Independence at Ford Center, and once again the Rangers did it with a dominating combination of offense and defense.
Garrett Rangel threw three touchdown passes -- two of them to Marvin Mims -- and Jake Bogdon and Jaden Nixon each ran for two touchdowns. For the season, Rangel has thrown 22 touchdown passes with only one interception, Bogdon is averageing 8.3 yards per carry and Mims is averaging 25.4 yards per catch and already has 14 touchdowns.
(Statistics provided by the Dallas Morning News' SportsDayHS.com).
The defense also took charge against Independence, which had put up big numbers on offense in its first five games. Independence became the first team to score a first-half touchdown against Lone Star this season, but the Rangers forced Independence to punt on its first drive and then stopped the Knights on fourth-down attempts on its next four possessions.
Lone Star's offense scored touchdowns on five straight drives to take a 35-0 lead before Independence broke through with its first touchdown.
Lone Star, which is No. 1 in the 5A Division I state rankings, next plays The Colony on Friday at The Colony's Tommy Briggs Stadium.