Varsity football falls to Northview 33-0

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Varsity football falls to Northview 33-0

A game riddled with uncharacteristic mistakes and injuries left the varsity football team with a 33-0 loss to Northview. FHC now sits at 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the OK White, making their road to playoffs very challenging from this point forward.

The misfortune started with a miscommunication on a handoff, leading to a Ranger fumble. Northview recovered and capitalized to take an early 7-0 lead. In the following drive, the Rangers went three and out and had to punt away. During this string, senior quarterback Luke Majick suffered an injury to his shoulder that would sideline him for the remainder of the game.

Junior Jimmy Scholler assumed the quarterback position for the rest of the snaps, but FHC struggled on both sides of the ball. The Rangers only obtained a handful of first downs on offense all game, and the defense had no response for the potent Northview offense in the first half. The Wildcats attacked by land and through the air to lead 26-0 going into the locker room at the half.

A bright spot for FHC was senior Cam Deines who ran the ball effectively for short gains throughout the night on offense, as well as breaking up some key passes on defense.

During halftime, the Ranger defense made an adjustment and only allowed 7 points to be scored through the final two quarters, but the FHC offense still couldn’t produce, leading to the shutout. In the third quarter, junior Jackson Clay – a key player on both sides of the ball – also left the game due to injury. It is unknown whether Jackson will return next week, but initial reports are confident that Luke will be out for the foreseeable future.

This Ranger team has been redefined with the absence of Luke and will have to figure out a way to manufacture points with Jimmy at the helm for a tough Cedar Springs team next week in the Homecoming game. Jimmy showed great potential last night both with his legs and arm, and with a better atmosphere he will likely be able to find the end zone in the future.

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