The Rangers and the Huskies squared off Friday night in a battle of rival schools. There is no shortness of bad blood between these two teams, as they have played some real slugfests throughout the years. On Friday night, it was the Rangers who set the tone early and often to get things going. They would ride this momentum to a 34-7 victory.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Rangers got on the board. Quarterback Jimmy Scholler ran it in from a yard out to put FHC up seven. Four minutes later, he ran nine yards for his second score of the game. Will Gustafson kicked a 29 yard field goal as time expired to give the Rangers a 17-0 halftime lead.
The Rangers defense finally yielded their first touchdown midway through the third quarter. Trinidad Chambliss’ 19 yard touchdown brought the game to 17-7. This would be the last touchdown that the Huskies would score.
In the fourth quarter, the Rangers scored 17 points to double their offensive output. First, it was Scholler through the air to Jonah Spates from 13 yards. The special teams then stepped up and scored when they blocked a punt out into the end zone for a safety. Finally, Carson Mockerman ran it in from seven yards out for his first career varsity touchdown. The two-point conversion pushed the score to its final of 34-7.
Forest Hills Central had a strong defensive effort in this win. They forced two interceptions and they held the Huskies to just seven points. They also held FHN to just 1/9 on third down conversions. Scholler was efficient in this one, going 15-20 for 179 yards and a touchdown. He added 13 carries for 75 yards and two touchdowns.
The Rangers are 3-1 now on the season, and next week they will take on Northview. For Forest Hills Northern, they will take on Lowell next Friday night.