The Forest Hills Central Rangers aimed to shake off a tough Week 2 defeat in their OK White opener on Friday night. Standing in their way was the Northview Wildcats, a club that had surprised many with their 2-0 start. FHC’s offense came out firing from the start, and the defense pitched a shutout as they cruised to a 45-0 victory.
In the first quarter, Jacob Bonnett started things off with an interception. Just moments later, he took a jet sweep and raced into the end zone. This gave FHC a 7-0 lead they would hold until the end of the quarter.
Bonnett made another impact play early in the second quarter to extend the Rangers’ lead. This time, he caught a pass from Justin Osterhouse and went 39 yards to score. Later in the quarter, Osterhouse found Conner Milton on a 43-yard pass that set up another touchdown. Osterhouse would use his legs to cross the goal line, pushing the advantage to 21 points.
Coming out of the locker room, Hunter Robinson entered the field of play for the first time this year. The senior signal caller that was slated to start the year for the Rangers broke off a rushing touchdown to extend the lead. Later in the third, a Ben Scholler interception led to a 45-yard field goal by Luke Gustafson.
Already ahead 31-0, Forest Hills Central would add two more scores in the final frame. Hunter Robinson would break off his second rushing score, a 36-yard scamper. Ty Hudkins wrapped up the scoring, as the sophomore sprinted through the defense with a 78-yard touchdown run.
Hunter Robinson ended this game as the Rangers’ leading rusher, turning seven carries into 98 yards. Ty Hudkins had the lone carry for 78 yards. Jacob Bonnett finished with 56 offensive yards and two touchdowns, and on defense he chipped in six tackles and an interception. Justin Osterhouse, the other quarterback, had 26 rushing yards, 108 passing yards, and two total touchdowns. Tyler Weaver added 8 tackles to pace the defense.
Next week, the 2-1 Rangers will take on Lowell. Northview, also 2-1, will look to return to the win column as they take on Forest Hills Northern.