Smithson Valley Rangers Football Honored For Record Season

January 26, 2024 - The Smithson Valley High School football team was recognized for its second-place finish in this year’s State 5A Division 1 conference with a 14-2 record, 7-0 in district play. Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach Larry Hill was recognized as well for earning his 300th Career Win during the season on September 15.

This was the Rangers first time since 2004 to play in a state title game and the fourth time in its history. The 2023 team won 14 straight games after its loss to Reagan during season’s opening game. Winning the District 12-5A, Division I title and defeating Georgetown, Magnolia West, College Station, A&M Consolidated and Brownsville Vets to advance to the state championship.

Team captains, Jackson Duffey, Zach Gingrich, Jaxson Maynard and Ryland Walker, represented the team at the board meeting on Thursday along with Coach Hill.

Hill, who has been an educator and coach for 41 years, earned his 300th Career Win on September 15 in a game against Wagner. He has spent the last 31 years at SVHS. 

A few of his many accolades over the years includes being named Coach of the Decade for 2000-2009 and Coach of the Year on many occasions by the San Antonio Express News. A 41-year member of the Texas High School Coaches Association, Hill received the Tom Landry Award in 2015 and was inducted into the association's Hall of Honor in 2016. He is a four-time finalist for the prestigious Power of Influence Award as well, an award given annually to the nation’s top high school football coach for on the field success and community service.

Members of the 2023 SVHS Rangers include the following students: Anthony Acosta, Braxton Alexander, Clayton Amaya, Reese Anderson, Raiden Baer, Preston Baker, Drayden Bonet, Kason Camacho, Cisco Carvajal, Nick Cernohous, Dallas Clark, Travis Collins, Julian Colunga, Bennett Cote, Brody Day, Kannon Day, Diego Davila, Daniel DeHoyos, Jaykob Desantis, Dominic Detoto, Ezekiel Devadoss, Cade Dornburg, Hunter Dow, Freddie Dubose, Nicholas Dudzikowski, Jackson Duffey, Trajan Falk, Cole Freund, Ayden Fulton, Gavin Garcia, Dylan Gass, Dylan Garner, Zach Gingrich, Colton Hornsby, Owen Hack, Landon Hutsen, Jeremiah Jenkins, Davis Kuhn,  Jordan Leonardo, Barrett Lopez, Will Mack, Liam Magee, Jaxson Maynard, Tyler McGinnis, Parker Miller, P.K. Moeller, Jensen Olesko, Bryce Peterson, Ryan Prudell, Isaiah Quintana, Kevin Rawls, Justin Roberts, Gavin Rodriguez, Cade Spradling, Marcus Solis, Caleb Sosa, Brad Sowersby, Chandler Stewart, Jaxon Tillery, Major Trevino, Rylan Vela, Asher Viale, Maddox Vuong, Ryland Walker and Hudson Woods.

The Smithson Valley High School football coaching staff includes Lane Bowman, James Cook, Chad Haug, Glenn Hill, Stephen Hopkins, Bren Jones, Chad Koehl, Allan Lynch, Mark Reeve, Ishan Rison, Joshua Samora, Robert Teuton, Bryan Wersterfer, Craig Wersterfer and William Wood.




-The Smithson Valley High School 2023 Rangers football team. 

-The Smithson Valley High School 2023 football team captains and Head Football Coach Larry Hill represented the Rangers at the January Comal ISD Board of Trustees meeting. Pictured in the front row from left is Zach Gingrich, Jackson Duffey, Jaxson Maynard, Ryland Walker and Hill.

-Smithson Valley High School Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach Larry Hill was honored during the January Comal ISD Board of Trustees meeting for earning his 300th Career Win on September 15. He is pictured here with the Board of Trustees.


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