Panther junior high team drops first game to West Grand 36-30

RANGELY | The Rangely Junior High School football team took the field against West Grand Middle School on Saturday, Aug. 26. The Panthers and Mustangs combined to score 66 points between the two teams in a back and forth game with West Grand coming out on top 36-30.
The Panthers were led offensively by eighth-grade tailback Zane Varner who scored three touchdowns, two running and one receiving. Eighth-grade tight end Timothy Scoggins scored the other touchdown for the Panthers with a 45-yard touchdown catch and run. Seventh-grade wide receiver Kevin Wren also added to the offense output with a 30-yard catch.
On defense the Panthers were led by Varner who made multiple tackles. Eight-grader Keihlin Myers also added in some great tackles as well, but the entire Panthers defense did not have an answer for the West Grand running game.
The Panthers will look to get on the winning side in Rangely on Friday, Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. against the Soroco Rams. Please come and support the Panthers as they continue to work hard and grow as great football players.­