Rankin went 7-3 during in its 2018 campaign, before losing to eventual state-semifinalist Garden City (71-41) in the first round of the playoffs.
The Red Devils thrived offensively under first-year head coach Garret Avalos – even by six-man standards. Rankin scored 60 or more points on six different occasions.
The Devils look to light up the scoreboard once again in Avalos’ second year at the helm. They’ll get a boost from the return of Titan Quigg, their senior quarterback.
Quigg is preparing for his fourth year as a starter for the team. He credits Avalos, a Rankin alum, for assisting his development – even when Avalos was still suiting up for the Red Devils.
“He showed up when I was in seventh grade, my first year in junior high,” said Quigg, referring to his first learn from Avalos as a coach. “I used to look up to him since I was in kindergarten watching him play – looking where I wanted to be like him someday.”
“I got to watch him grow from a boy into a man,” said Avalos. “A great young man. If you don’t know him, he’s just a great kid. He does a lot for the community and the school. I can’t say enough about just how good of a young man he is and the leadership he brings.”