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.

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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.

Panthers win homecoming

First-year Panther football coach Paul Fortunato credited the play of his defensive and offensive linemen, who played hard and opened big holes for running backs like Wesley Goddard to run through.

RANGELY I Wins for the Rangely Panther football team and first year head coach Paul Fortunato have been hard to come by this season but the Rangely players and coaches earned a victory over the Lake County Panthers in the 2011 homecoming game held last Saturday on Yeager Field.

Panthers lose to Tigers 6-34

RANGELY I The Rangely High School football team lost 6-34 to the Tigers from Hayden last Friday on their home field and will play in Meeker Friday in the Rio Blanco County championship in Starbuck Stadium.

RHS Panthers lose to a solid Hotchkiss Bulldog team

RANGELY I The Panther football team lost to the No. 2 ranked Hotchkiss Bulldogs Friday last on Yeager Field and will host the Hayden Tigers this Friday.

Panthers lose big to Tigers

The Panthers went looking for competition and found it against the JV Tigers of Grand Junction last week. The Panthers were shut out 54-0.

RHS Panthers lose to Longhorns 48-14

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RANGELY I The Panthers held their first home game Friday last and lost to a bigger 2A Basalt Longhorns team on Yeager Field.

Panthers drop opener in UT

tracy enterline Rangely junior Gabe Garcia blocks for senior teammate Justin Goddard, who first-year coach Paul Fortunato said played like an “animal” Goddard rushed for 49 yards and led the defense with 17 tackles, including one quarterback sack. The Panthers host the Basalt Longhorns Friday, with the kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m., at Yeager Field.

RANGELY I “We banged it with them,” Paul Fortunato, the Panthers’ new football coach said proudly of his team’s first game last Friday, a 31-6 loss to the Altamont Longhorns in Utah.

Rangely honors players at football awards banquet

Rangely's Cole Barlow named to all-conference first team as well as the team’s defensive most valuable player and winner of the big heart award.

RANGELY I Even though the Panthers didn’t win a game, they had some outstanding individual performances. Rangely finished the football season with an 0-9 record, but senior running back/linebacker Cole Barlow’s efforts were noticed by opposing Western Slope League coaches, who named him to the all-conference first team.

Panthers end season at 0-9

RANGELY I They didn’t win a game. But they didn’t quit. “It was a tough year,” said Rangely football coach Tim Galloway after the Panthers finished the season without a win. “But they kept fighting. They kept battling.”