Varsity football stomps Northview in huge offensive effort 51-16


Senior running back Moise Guerrier’s huge night fuels the Ranger offense to 51 points and a huge win over Northview, 51-16. In just his first year after moving from Midland Dow, it has been a slower start for Moise then he would’ve hoped. He finally hit full stride Friday night.

“I really didn’t do anything different tonight,” said Moise, who had two rushing touchdowns tonight. “I just kept doing what we do in practice best. I kept running hard today and fought at the line of scrimmage for my teammates.”

After nickeling and diming his way through the first half, Moise had an outstanding start to the second half, ripping off a 20-yard touchdown run in the first drive of the third quarter. He quickly followed with a 59-yard touchdown the next drive, collapsing all Wildcat hopes, making it 44-3.

“We ran a lot of power, and started to run counter a little bit more this week,” Moise said. “From the beginning of the season, Coach Rogers said we were a power football team. Every time we have the ball, I just come out and try to do my one-eleventh.”

Head coach Tim Rogers was also impressed by his first year back’s performance Friday night.

“I think he’s starting to figure out how to play running back,” Rogers said. “I think he’s a gifted athlete, but that doesn’t mean he understands the nuances of playing running back. I think today he took a big step towards being a very good running back.”

Junior quarterback Luke Majick also had another solid night, as he accounted for three of FHC’s touchdowns. A four-yard touchdown run from Luke got the Rangers on the board with 7:09 to play in the first quarter. A six-yard pass to junior Tate Hallock and a 29-yard deep ball down the near sideline to senior Bryce Clay would round out his night.

FHC again showed stout defensive and special teams play Friday night, only giving up 16 points and taking a kickoff back for a touchdown. Senior safety and tight end Jace Thornton made the most of his opportunity on a kick return and took it to the house.

“I didn’t really think the ball was coming to me, but the ball just happened to fall in my hands,” Jace said. “I just had some great blocks, and people were getting nailed left and right. That was the most tired I’ve ever been in my entire life, but it was definitely worth it.”

Jace has stepped up significantly for FHC on the defensive side of the ball, after losing reps at quarterback. He also has worked at the tight end position on the offensive side and is looking to make an impact there.

“It wasn’t as difficult [moving to tight end] a transition as most people might think,” Jace said. “I played tight end last year, so it didn’t take much to learn my position again and know my role in this playbook.”

Jace and the Ranger secondary stepped up tonight against a pass-heavy offense from Northview.

“We just had to be ready for the air assault,” Jace said. “I think we did just that. Our pass rush got to them early and often and our guys were there to make plays whenever he did throw the ball.”

With FHN and Lowell looming in the weeks ahead, the Rangers will need to be at their highest level in the games to come. FHC made huge improvements in the run game, making Coach Rogers optimistic about how his team played this week.

“I thought our offensive line played a lot better this week,” Rogers said. “We ran the ball a lot this week, where at Greenville we threw the ball a lot. So this week we wanted to get to the run game and improve upon that. Not only did our offensive line do a good job, but Moise Guerrier did an outstanding job for us this week.”