Freshman Football ends the season at a solid 6-3

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Freshman Football ends the season at a solid 6-3

The Freshman football season has been up and down. They had a great streak of wins since their season-opening loss against Jenison, but they hit a fork in the road when they had two straight losses to FHN and Lowell. The Rangers made some adjustments to their team in order to bounce back and get huge wins against Cedar Springs and Wayland.

Quarterback Carson Mocherman praises the offensive line and tells how much of a key they were during the season.

“The biggest key for us this year was our offensive line and our defense,” Mocherman said “They definitely helped us win big games to bounce back from some tough losses during the season.”

Another key to the team’s success was running back Sawyer Bosch. Sawyer ran over any defense put in front of him scoring at least scored one touchdown a game. The combination of the the offensive line and him proved to be an absolute deadly combination every game.

Sawyer explains on the key to his running rampage this season.

“[The success] came mostly from the offensive line and their blocking,” Bosch said. “They pulled for me, and I just had to just run behind them, and then I got the yardage we needed”.

The first couple games the Rangers cruised, besides the loss against the Jenison Wildcats. They got wins over West Ottawa, Greenville, and Northview. The Rangers played exceptionally well, running the ball down the opponent’s throats just like they do best. The loss against Northern and Lowell was a bit of a turning point in the season for the Rangers, as they didn’t look their best against these two rivals. It looked like these two losses would get to the Rangers and could effect their play their final two games.

But that didn’t happen. The Rangers bounced back to win against a very good Cedar Springs team and absolutely throttle the Wayland Wildcats. Sawyer Bosch, Carson Mocherman, and other quarterback Maguire Mahacek were keys to the Ranger’s motivation to get back on track.

Offensive Lineman Sam Tuori goes through the mindset of bouncing back from these two losses.

“I think the keys were that we didn’t get down on ourselves,” Tuori said. “We got to film on Friday, watched our mistakes, got out to practice on Monday, and just kept pushing hard”.

Coach Ty Hallock goes through what this team needs to do to get ready for next season.

“Getting bigger and stronger will certainly be an emphasis,” Hallock said. “Playing other sports will help, in order to improve athletic movements that will be beneficial to whatever sport they play including football.”