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.”

Panthers look for initial win in final home game

RANGELY I Friday will be the last football game for Rangely’s senior players. It will also be the last chance for them to win a game this season. The Panthers, 0-8, will play their final game Friday at home against Paonia. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Yaeger Stadium. Senior players and their parents will be […]

Rangely’s ‘few good plays’ aren’t enough against rivals

Team captains for Rangely on Friday were, from left, Brian Rector, Zakk Wenzel, Cole Barlow and Justin Goddard.

RANGELY I Ah, the what-ifs. That’s the kind of thing that can drive a coach crazy. “I counted two touchdown passes that were dropped that were easily scores,” Rangely coach Tim Galloway said after looking at the film of last Friday’s 39-8 homecoming loss to rival Meeker. “Making those plays, that’s the difference between a […]

Hotchkiss pins 44-6 loss on Panthers Friday night

RANGELY I For the second time in three games, the Panthers won the second half. It’s the first half that’s the killer. “We’re pretty good at winning the second half,” coach Tim Galloway said. “We just can’t put the whole thing together.”

Panthers put up 18 points, but still fall

RANGELY I When you’re 0-4, you look for the positive wherever you can find it. Like scoring 18 points, which represented a season high. The Panthers scored more points than they have in any previous game this season, but they still gave up 49 in a home loss Saturday to the Grand Junction High School […]

Coal Ridge rolls Panthers 52-8

RANGELY I At least the Panthers can say this: They won the second half. Rangely outscored Coal Ridge 8-7 in the third and fourth quarters last Friday in a home game. However, the Titans dominated the first two quarters, outscoring the Panthers 45-0.

Basalt rocks Rangely 51-0

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RANGELY I There wasn’t a lot to say after a 51-0 loss. There wasn’t a lot to say after the opening kickoff. “It was 28-0 after the first quarter, and it was pretty much done,” said Rangely coach Tim Galloway.