Panthers fall to Farmers 38-22 in state quarterfinal

RHS seniors Tristan Moore (24) senior Riley Boydstun (79) try to hold back the Hoehne Farmers as junior Tytus Coombs takes off with the ball in the team's final game of the season at the state A-8 Man quarterfinals. MATT SCOGGINS PHOTO

RANGELY | Last Saturday the Rangely Panthers Traveled to Hoehne, Colo., for a state quarterfinals matchup with the Farmers. The game lived up to all the hype deliver some great football and intense situations for both sides. The Farmers started off quick adding 14 quick unanswered points and had a 14-0 lead going into the second quarter. The Panther offense then came alive with an 8-yard rushing touchdown by Devin Ramirez but the Panthers were stuffed on the conversion. Bringing the score to 14-6 after a failed conversion. Then the Farmers scored immediately again on a run from their fullback. The Panthers finished out the half with a great drive capped by a 25-yard pass from Drew Brannan to Tristan Moore. Devin Ramirez added the two point conversion on a reception from Drew Brannan. Score at halftime was the leading Farmers 22-14.
The second half started out as physical as the first. The Farmers scoring first and the Panthers answering with a 2-yard run from Titus Coombs who also added the conversion. After that the Panthers played stellar defense and put themselves institutions to score a couple more times but all the drives after that were stopped by penalties against the Panthers. The final score was 38-22 Hoehne.
The Panther football team played a hard fought game that was indicative of all those seniors career here in Rangely. They would like to thank all of the parents, the community, sponsors and everyone else who supported them along the way. It was great season and although it didn’t end as they would like they made a name for themselves and have put Rangely football back in the conversations of many across the state.

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