At the ready

George Ranch senior lineman Chris Lee waits for the next offensive play from Klein Collins earlier this season.

George Ranch Longhorns (1-2) vs. Clements Rangers (2-2) 

Thursday, October 29, 2020 — 7 p.m. —  Guy K. Traylor Mem. Stadium


It has been a long two weeks for George Ranch.

The Longhorns were scheduled to play Elkins last week, but a positive COVID-19 test among the Knights had George Ranch head coach Nick Cavallo looking for a game for Week 9.

No game materialized.

Now the Longhorns face Clements in their District 20-6A contest Thursday at Traylor Stadium.

George Ranch will be playing in a zone with the Rangers, Ridge Point and Elkins.

Thursday will mark the Rangers’ second trip to Traylor Stadium; Clements lost to Fulshear, 33-7.

The Longhorns seek their second home win this season after a 34-21 win over Crosby to open the season.

The Rangers enter the game with the No. 1 offense in District 20-6A, posting 356.25 yards per game.

More than half of that has been on the ground with 962 total rushing yards.

George Ranch has allowed an average of just over 200 rushing yards per game against an early slate of run-first teams.

Senior running back James Sattler leads the district with 379 yards rushing on 25 attempts. He is averaging 15.16 yards per carry.

George Ranch has a rusher not far behind with junior Hymond Drinkard, who is averaging 6.73 yards per carry. Drinkard has 350 yards and five touchdowns on 52 carries.

Roster depth and physicality will likely be the difference makers for the Longhorns against the smaller Rangers.

George Ranch will also have the weapon of senior receiver Javon Gipson to put constant pressure on defenses.

Gipson is leading the district with 224 yards receiving on 12 receptions.

Gipson’s quarterback senior Sam Miller is third in passing yards with 386 yards and two touchdowns on 51% passing (32x62).

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