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.

RHS coach: We beat ourselves in opener

Rangely assistant coach Jerry Blankenship encouraged a player before the start of Friday’s season opener.

RANGELY I The scoreboard showed 39-14, in favor of the other team. But that’s not how Rangely coach Tim Galloway saw it. “I think we beat ourselves,” Galloway said after Friday’s loss to Altamont, Utah. “I believe we’re a better football team than what we showed.”

Shorthanded Panthers fall 47-14

RANGELY I The team total on the scoreboard matched the number of players who suited up for the game. Neither was enough. The Panthers, who suited up a season-low 14 players, were the homecoming opponent for the second week in a row last Friday, and the result was the same: They lost to host Hayden […]

Rangely drops third straight on road at Coal Ridge, 32-6

RANGELY I Playing on the road for the first time this season and without the services of its starting quarterback, who was sick with the flu, the Panthers were at a disadvantage before they even took the field.