RANGELY | The Rangely Junior High football team got their first win on Saturday, defeating the Soroco (South Routt County) Rams 44-30. Rangely jumped out to a 22-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Soroco battled back to cut the lead to 22-14 at the half.
After halftime the Panthers continued to dominate time of possession with an almost four minute drive capped by a touchdown.
The Panthers had a clear advantage on the offensive line which helped clear the way for more than 200 yards rushing for the Panthers. Corbin Lucero, Wyatt Wiley, Kasen LeBleu and Kenyon Cochrane set the tone upfront clearing running lanes for Marstan Wagner, Kobey Chism, Bryce Lambrose and Jackson Torsell. Each of the four rushers had at least one touchdown with Kobey Chism leading the way with three touchdowns.
Defensively Kasen LeBleu and Marstan Wagner led the team in tackles, and Kobey Chism added the second interception for the Junior High Panthers this season.
For the second game in a row the Panthers blocked a punt.
The Panthers will conclude the season in Meeker on Thursday.
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