The Kemmerer Rangers are looking to write a new and different chapter in the upcoming 2021 high school football season.

It’s been two very difficult seasons for the Rangers. Since a victory over Lovell in October 2018, Kemmerer has dropped 17 straight. Last year, the Rangers were outscored 367-to-55 and allowed fewer than 40 points in a game just once. They also ranked last in both total offense and total defense.

Head coach Bart Jernigan and two seniors are hoping the reboot starts this fall.

Those two seniors are Matt McMillan and Tommy Skidmore. They told WyoPreps about how they’re trying to turn the page and start a new chapter in Kemmerer football history. The seniors discussed how practice is going, what the focus is, what lies ahead, and some fun items surrounding the game.

McMillan was an all-conference performer for the Rangers in 2020. He had 50 tackles and 77 defensive points. McMillan added one tackle for loss, one sack, and two fumble recoveries. He also plays on the offensive line. Skidmore was second on the team a year ago in total offense with 479 yards between rushing and passing. He accounted for five total TDs.

Coach Jernigan is also eager to turn over the proverbial new leaf. He feels some recruiting can help their cause. Jernigan filled WyoPreps in on how practice is going, the work they need to get done to be ready for a game, trying to move past a couple of tough seasons, trying to compete in the tough 2A West Conference, and more.

After a scrimmage against Cokeville later this week, the Rangers begin the 2021 season at home against Wheatland on Friday, Sept. 3, at 4 p.m.


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