JV football is dominated by Cedar Springs in 44-7 loss

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On Thursday evening, the Ranger JV football team took on the Cedar Springs Red Hawks. The Rangers came into this game on a two-game win streak, but the team wasn’t sure what to expect in this matchup. This game disrupted the win streak and confidence of the team, as Cedar Springs beat the Rangers handily 44-7.

The game started off poorly for the Rangers, as the Red Hawks took their first offensive play of the game to the house, leading 8-0 after the successful two-point conversion. However, the Rangers returned the favor quickly, with a long drive down the field. Sophomore Isaac Gurley made a big play with a 20-yard gain that moved the team down the field before sophomore Sawyer Bosch capped the drive off with a short touchdown run.

From then on, the FHC defense struggled massively containing the Red Hawk run game. Drive after drive was movement down the field for the Red Hawks, which sent the Rangers into the locker room at halftime down 24-7.

Proceeding into the second half, the motivation just wasn’t there for the Rangers as they continued to struggle. A bright spot among the lows was sophomore Reid Davison on kick returns. He showed his worth on Thursday with multiple lengthy kick returns, with all three of them being at least 25-yard gains.

With Thursday’s loss, the Rangers move to 2-4 on the season and 2-1 in the OK White. Next week, the Rangers will be looking to avenge this week’s loss in its game against the Ottawa Hills Bengals. This is a team that the Rangers have faced in the past and know what to expect, but they will not underestimate the Bengals.