Panthers head into first round of state playoffs Saturday

Senior players on the 2018 RHS football team include Stetson Cudo (53), Lane Gillard (38), Trenton Files (62), Drew Brannan (12), CJ Lucero (4), Tristan Moore (24), Grady Nielsen (51), Riley Boydstun (79), manager Phalon Osborn, and (in front) Devin Ramirez (5) and Adrian Lujan (10). MATT SCOGGINS PHOTO

RANGELY | The Rangely Panthers took on the Plateau Valley Cowboys for an away game last Saturday. The Panthers played solid defense all day only giving one rushing touchdown, but had troubles with the tough and hard-hitting Plateau Valley team. The Panthers went into the half tied at 6-6 with only one score from a 5-yard pass from Drew Brannan to CJ Lucero.
After some halftime adjustments the Panthers took off, scoring 46 unanswered points in the second half powered by a great second half performance by Rangely’s offensive line. Scoring was added by rushing touchdowns from AJ Lujan and Anthony Lujan, two more from Devin Ramirez and a fumble recovery run in for a touchdown by Tristan Moore. Moore also added another receiving touchdown from 25 yards out from Brannan.
The Panthers finished the regular season 8-1 and will host the Akron Rams this Saturday at 1 p.m. for the first round of the state playoffs. Please come out and support the Panthers!

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