FHC improves to 4-0 after throttling Greenville 49-7

Junior Tate Hallock takes it to the house four times in a throttling of the Greenville Yellow Jackets Friday night. His three receiving touchdowns, along with a 60 yard pick six shoots the Rangers to a 42 point victory.

Tate’s night started with an 11-yard touchdown catch on the far sideline with 3:37 left in the first half. FHC held a commanding 21-7 lead going into the locker room.

“I was able to get off the tackles and get down the sideline into the end zone,” Tate said. “Luke had some great passes and the line did well again tonight. Our team came out fast, especially at the start. Even though we had an iffy second and third quarter, we finished strong to get a win.”

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Tate had the last three touchdowns of the night for FHC, all coming in the third quarter. After a tough break for the Yellow Jackets, and their receiver running into the referee down the middle of the field, Tate swooped in and intercepted the pass. After a couple nice moves around Greenville’s impromptu defenders, Tate got to the sideline and into the end zone. He ended with two receiving touchdowns, a 39-yarder, and a 61-yarder.

FHC has decided to go with junior quarterback Luke Majick full-time but hasn’t given up on senior Jace Thornton.

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“He’s been the hot hand for us so far,” Rogers said. “We haven’t given up on Jace yet, and like I said we’re going to need two quarterbacks to run this offense this year. Luke has been our hot hand lately, and Jace’s primary responsibility is on defense. It’s a good way of splitting things up.”

Luke was outstanding tonight, delivering great throws down the sidelines. He even worked some balls down the middle of the field, which has been a weakness for the Ranger passing game all season.

Senior Isaac Torrey also had a big night tonight from both sides of the ball. In absence of fellow linebacker Andy Trapp, Isaac knew he had to step up big tonight.

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“We had a minor mess-up there, but we had a couple guys ready to step in,” Isaac said. “I knew I had to step up, and I watched as much film as I could. I learned what they did well, and I was able to make those reads so I could fly to the ball.”

Isaac opened up the Rangers night with a 78-yard touchdown catch to put the Rangers up 7-0. After that, it was mostly his defensive performance that made him stand out with numerous tackles and great pass defense.

Despite the big win for FHC and some great individual performances, the small things weren’t all clicking for the Rangers. Numerous penalties blemished what could’ve been an outstanding night. Coach Rogers knows they have to fix these mistakes before moving forward, and come out stronger next week.

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“I told [the team] at the end of the game that I did not think we were focused enough,” Rogers said. “We were fortunate enough to win the game when we didn’t play as good as we should have. At the end of the year, we have to start playing better week by week, and we just have to go back and do some things better next week.”