Texas School for the Deaf Athletics

TSD Rangers vs St. Gerard - Recap - Nov. 1

On a warm, then post-halftime, suddenly chilly evening, the Texas School for the Deaf Rangers (3-5) played St. Gerard Catholic Royals (3-5) for our Homecoming. TSD Rangers exploded in the first quarter, putting 24 points on the board to St. Gerard’s 6. During the second quarter until to the end of the game, all of the defensive starters stayed on the sidelines, cheering as the Rangers continued to shut down St. Gerard’s offense with 6 points during the second quarter, 0 in third, and 6 in the fourth quarter for a total of 18 at the end of the game. Freshman Dylan Sicoli made the first interception of his career during the third quarter.

Offensively, there were too many capable Rangers moving the ball forward either by running or receiving the ball for St. Gerard to keep track of. Juniors Justin Akers, Alvin Anthony, Elonzo Arellano, Austin Sliva-Wynne and Sophomore Stone Leiker all contributed to a rushing total of 150 yards. Sliva-Wynne, in his second game as starting quarterback, accumulated 316 passing yards and 7 touchdown passes, breaking the record previously held by TSD Ranger Dalton Etkie with 5 touchdown passes in one game. On the receiving end were Junior Dalton Taylor, with 7 catches for 108 yards and 3 touchdowns, Senior Iosif Shayman with 7 catches for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns. Arellano also had 4 catches for 51 yards and 1 touchdown. Anthony surprised St. Gerard (and the rest of us) with an exciting catch at the very end of the game for 49 yards and a touchdown.

The Rangers, now 4-5, will host Central Texas Christian (4-4) this Friday at 7 pm. This will be TSD’s final game of the season. Both TSD and Central Texas Christian have 2 win and 3 losses in Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Division III, District 3. Be prepared for an exciting game as both teams seem to be evenly matched in size, strength and speed.

Come bundle up and bring the Ranger Spirit this Friday, November 6th at 7 pm at Texas School for the Deaf!

John Moore Jr.
High School Football Head Coach
Texas School for the Deaf