RANGELY | The Panthers hosted the 2-0 Vail Christian Saints last Friday. Off to a hard-nosed start, the Saints received the ball and took up the whole first quarter. They finished at the opening of the second quarter with a 2-yard run and two point conversion to jump out on top of the Panthers 8-0. The Panthers answered quickly with a seven play drive capped off 2-yard run by Devin Ramirez and Ramirez also added the two point conversion. The rest of the first half was tied up again by a grind from the saints scoring to close out the half and leading the Panthers 14-8.
Rangely started the second half with the ball, scoring on the first play from scrimmage on a 65-yard strike from Drew Brannan to Ramirez again. The two point conversion was good on a pass from Brannan to Files. Vail Christian answered again with another long grinder of a drive scoring on an 8-yard run and completing the conversion on a pass sending the score to 22-16 Vail Christian.
Rangely responded with a 25-yard pass from Brannan to Tytus Coombs and Coombs added the conversion as well, bringing the score to 24-22 Rangely. The Panthers made some defensive adjustments and got a stop and answered offensively again with an 8-yard run from Ramirez. Rangely failed on the two-point conversion but gained the lead 30-22. Rangely continued to bear down on defense and came up with a huge interception by Devin Ramirez. With momentum in their favor the offense struck quickly again with a 15-yard pass from Brannan to Trenton Files. The two point conversion was good on a run from Ramirez. The Panthers made one more stop on defense and struck again in the air on a 57-yard pass from Brannan to Tristan Moore. The two point conversion was good on a run from Brannan. The final score was 46-22 Rangely.
The Panthers have a bye this week and then host No. 2 West Grand for homecoming on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., which should be a great game. Come out and support the Panthers.
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