Freshman football dominates Lowell 42-14


Freshman quarterback Hunter Robinson was able to take a knee as the time ticked down in a dominating 42-14 win over the Lowell Red Arrows, extending the Rangers’ win streak to five  games and an overall record of 7-1.

“Our offensive line dominated,” Hunter said. “They were the key to this game by making great holes to run through all game long.

Head coach Ty Hallock also praised the offensive line. 

“We challenged our offensive line to be faster and more aggressive,” Hallock said. “I think they really answered the bell. [It was our] best game of the year by far for the boys all around.”

After the defense forced a three and out, Hunter kept the ball on a read option and ran it in from 55 yards out for the first touchdown of the night. After another big stop, Hunter was able to find his go-to target, freshman Benny Scholler, for a long touchdown pass. After a freshman Cole Hysong interception gave the ball right back to the Rangers, freshman Jacob Bonnett took the end around in for a 10-yard touchdown. A few drives later, just before the half, Hunter hooked up with Beny once more for a touchdown catch.

“Hunter just kept putting balls on the money and I knew I just had to go up and make the plays,” Benny said.

In the second half, it was more of the same from the Rangers. The run game was driving at will as freshmen Carter Kelly, Stevie Wolf, and Jack Ward made big holes. Freshman running back Tyler Weaver was able to punch one more in from 20 yards out. The Ranger defense was stifling all night thanks to great run defense by freshmen Conner Milton, Tate Greer, Tyler, and Ivan Wheland. After yet another Cole Hysong interception, freshman Josh Smith ran for a 60-yard touchdown.

The Red Arrows were able to score 2 fourth-quarter touchdowns, but the game was never in doubt.

The Rangers move to 7-1 on the season and will join forces with the JV team next week to take on Greenville. Head coach Ty Hallock was incredibly pleased with his team’s effort in its last game as a team. 

“I thought we played faster and more physical than we had all year,” Hallock said, “and that was what we put a big emphasis on coming into this game.”