Although the Magazine Sr High Rattlers fell from the State Playoffs during the second round, they still accomplished more than most people thought they would. In their final hurrah of the season, the Rattlers hosted the Fordyce Redbugs and after four intense quarters, Magazine lost their footing 38-14. The 2019 football season ended with the Rattlers locking in an 8-2 overall record and sitting undefeated 5-0 in 2A-4 conference play.
As the Rattlers tuck football back into the snake den until next year, they will also be saying goodbye to seven seniors. Magazine will be sending off Kaedon Trejo, Xeng Yang, Jacob Hall, Jack Kirbo, Caleb Hyatt, Tsim Neeg Vang, and Bryce McDowell to their future endeavors and to make the world a better place. The juniors stepping up to take over the team as seniors next season will be Josh Brackett, Tatum Scott, Kobe Faughn, Brad Price, Cole Gilbert, Wade Case, William King, Dalton Angel, Joeseph Posey, and Cameron Raggio.
Hyatt ends the season with 1106 total yards, 18 touchdowns and four PATs for 116 overall points, 28 solo tackles, and 26 assists. Scott closes with 926 total yards, and 17 TDs and 5 PATs for a total of 113 points. Trejo packs up with seven TDs, 283 KO return yards, and 438 rushing yards. Faughn concludes with 48 solo tackles, 22 assists, five forced fumbles, and 634 total yards.
Yang finishes with 239 rushing yards, 18 total points, and 44 total tackles. Vang signs-off with 165 total yards, one touchdown, and 14 total tackles. Hall shuts down with 92 total yards, 12 total points, 11 solo tackles, seven assists, and one forced fumble. Kirbo earned one solo tackle and two assists. McDowell ended up with two forced fumbles and 21 total tackles. Ashton Droemer walks away with 160 total yards, 24 total points, and 20 total tackles.
And Raggio calls it a day with 69 total yards, 18 total points, eight solo tackles, and one interception for a touchdown. The defensive stars of the Rattler tackling show was Price with 12 solo and 10 assists, James Haugh with 10 solo and nine assists, King with a total of 12 tackles, Austin Krigbaum with six solo and four assists, and combining for 38 total tackles were Cameron Mattson, Haden Littleton, Joeseph Posey, Dakota Pack, and Terrance Thurman.
This is only the beginning of what’s to come for the Magazine Rattlers as they’ve opened a can of snakes that can’t be undone. Nor would they want it to be. Next season will be a whole new ball game as the 2A-4 loses Hackett and Lavaca from their conference and gains Bigelow, Conway Christian, Quitman, and Yellville-Summit.