Freshman football dominates with a 42-14 win against Byron Center


The freshman football team entered its week seven non-conference matchup with the Byron Center Bulldogs on a three-game win streak and a 5-1 record. The Rangers wanted to get off to a fast start to be able to put the Bulldogs away early. FHC was able to dominate in a convincing 42-14 victory from the opening kickoff, literally.

On the opening kickoff, freshman Conner Milton was able to recover a Bulldog fumble and run it in for a touchdown. The Rangers would not stop there with big special teams plays, as after an FHC touchdown from freshman Quentin Rudolph was answered by a Bulldog touchdown, freshman Jacob Bonnett returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown. Jacob later caught a beautifully-thrown ball by freshman quarterback Hunter Robinson to give the Rangers a 28-8 halftime lead.

The second half was more of the same, as freshmen defensive linemen Carter Kelly, Stevie Wolf, and Colten Jenkins were able to dominate the line of scrimmage and stuff the run. The Bulldogs were forced to turn to their passing attack, which was shut down by Jacob and freshmen Bryce Hysong and Benny Scholler. With the Ranger defensive playing so well, the offense was able to drive the ball for long stretches on the Bulldogs. Hunter was able to run for a touchdown, and later freshman Josh Smith ran for a 60-yard touchdown. The Rangers dominated in all three phases of the game with 2 special teams touchdowns, only allowing 14 points to a good Bulldogs offense, and scoring 28 on offense.

The Rangers now improve to 6-1 and they will look to extend their four-game win streak when they welcome the Red Arrows of Lowell at home at 4:30 on Thursday.