RHS Panthers end season in Kiowa

Panthers take a knee after losing to the Kiowa Indians in the first round of the A-8 Colorado State Football Playoffs last Saturday. Second year head coach Paul Fortunato said his team “left it all on the field” and the “future looks bright” for the Rangely football program.

RANGELY I For the first time in almost a decade, the Rangely Panthers football team advanced to the state playoffs and although they lost to the Kiowa Indians (13-40) in the first round of the Colorado A-8 State Championship playoffs, second-year head coach Paul Fortunato is proud of his team and thankful for his senior […]

RHS trounces South Park

It was senior night last Friday on Yaeger Field and Rangely seniors Chas Byerly, Bryson Palacios, Gabe Garcia, Tobie Gasper and Colton Coombs all contributed to the final score. The Panther seniors earned a state playoff berth, the first in their high school careers, for their efforts this season and will play in Kiowa this Saturday.

RANGELY I The Rangely Panther football team will enter the Colorado state playoffs on a three-game winning streak after defeating South Park 50-26 in the final game of the regular season last Friday at home on Yaeger Field.

RHS Panthers secure playoff berth

Panther senior Chas Byerly is pictured getting an interception against Soroco last Friday. Byerly rushed for 129 yards, scored three touchdowns, a two-point conversion and had an interception against the Soroco Rams. The 54-7 win secured a playoff spot for the Panthers, the first in several years.

RANGELY I With a 54-7 win over the Soroco Rams last Friday on Yaeger Field in Rangely, the Panther football team secured a playoff berth and will host South Park in the final game of the regular season this Friday.

RHS beats Vail Christian 30-6

The RHS Panthers played Vail Christian Friday on their home field.  The Panthers won the game 30-6. Senior (No. 22) Colton Coombs rushing. (Left) Junior (No. 88) Ryan Wilzcek blocking.

RANGELY I The Rangely Panthers football team won their third game of the season with a 30-6 win over the Vail Christian Saints, who were undefeated until the Panthers came marching in.

Panthers lose home game

Panther junior Cameron Enterline caught two touchdown passes from teammate Tobie Gasper against Hayden last Friday on Yaeger Field.

RANGELY I The Panther football team lost 30-69 to the Hayden Tigers last Friday on Yaeger Field in Rangely for their second league loss of the season.

Panthers lose on the road

Colton Coombs, who had 23 tackles and a fumble recovery, blocks for teammate Chas Byerly.

RANGELY I The game was close and the lead changed each quarter but at the end of the fourth, the West Grand Mustangs defended their home field, earning a 42-35 victory over the Rangely Panthers.

Panthers receive new scoreboard

The Rangely Panthers lit up their new scoreboard at Yeager Field during their 61-6 homecoming win over the Nucla Mustangs.

RANGELY I A new scoreboard was installed and dedicated last week at the 2012 homecoming game against the Nucla Mustangs. The Panthers lit up the new scoreboard, scoring 61 points, while only allowing the Mustangs 6.

Panthers trample over Mustangs at homecoming game

Panther coach Paul Fortunato credits his team’s recent success, scoring more than 60 points in each of the last to games, to his offensive and defensive linemen, which includes sophomore Ethan Allred pictured getting a sack.

RANGELY I It is a new year with new things for the Rangely High School football team. A new game, new league, new home uniforms, a new scoreboard and the Panthers lit it up with 61 points in their 61-6 homecoming win over the Nucla Mustangs last Friday on Yeager Field.

RHS Panthers thump Plateau Valley Cowboys 62-0

Rangely senior Tobie Gasper followed a block from classmate Chas Byerly in a game against the Plateau Valley Cowboys last Saturday in Collbran. Gasper led his team to its first eight-man team victory (62-0), scoring two rushing touchdowns, including a 40-yard run, and connecting with Cameron Enterline for a 20-yard touchdown reception and completing two passes for two-point conversions. This is homecoming week in Rangely and the Panthers will host the Nucla Mustangs, with the kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.

RANGELY I After two non-conference games, the Rangely Panther football team traveled to Collbran last Saturday and won their first eight-man game by shutting out the Plateau Valley Cowboys 62-0.

Panther football …

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Rangely Panther senior Chas Byerly scored three touchdowns, including this kickoff return in the season opener against Dove Creek and classmate Colton Coombs scored two but it was not enough as the Panthers lost their first non-conference game, in their 8-man football debut. The Panthers will travel to Collbran to

RHS opens 8-man season

Rangely seniors JoD Stults, Colton Coombs, Chas Byerly, Toby Gasper, Bryson Palacios, and Gabe Garcia, will flex their muscles this year in the 8-man football league and will open the season on the road this Friday in Dove Creek, in a non-conference game. Not pictured is senior Drew Collins.

RANGELY I The Rangely High School football team will start a new season, in a new league, playing a new game: eight-man football.

Panthers fall prey to Eagles

RANGELY I “It was not the game we wanted to end on but everybody played hard and they didn’t quit, they didn’t quit all year,” first-year Rangely High School head football coach Paul Fortunato said of the season finale, a 45-15 loss to the Paonia Eagles.