Panthers smash Soroco Rams 48-6

The Rangely Panthers smashed the Soroco Rams 48-6 in Oak Creek. They'll face Gilpin County at home Friday at 7 p.m. MATT SCOGGINS PHOTO

RANGELY | The Rangely Panthers traveled to a frigid Oak Creek, Colo., to take on the Soroco Rams last Friday. The Rams and Panthers came into this game 5-1 each. The Panthers had a huge task trying to stop the state’s leading rusher, Jace Logan. The Panthers started the game off hot, scoring 16 unanswered points in the first quarter and sending the Rams on three and outs every time.

Scoring in the first quarter started with a 7-yard run by Devin Ramirez and conversion that was good for a pass from Drew Brannan to AJ Lujan. The second score was a screen pass from Brannan to Titus Coombs that went for 39 yards and another pass for the conversion to Tristan Moore. The second, third and fourth quarters were much of the same. A lot of Panther offense and a powerful Panther defense made it a 48-6 score when the final buzzer sounded. Scoring for the rest of the game was Brannan with a 2-yard run, Ramirez with a 20-yard run, Coombs with a 20-yard run and a conversion, Trenton Files with a 51-yard reception from Brannan and freshman Keihlin Myers and freshman Justin Cudo connected on a late pass for six yards and a touchdown.

Leading the defense this week was Anthony Lujan with 13 tackles, one sack and four tackles for loss. Other notables include  Tristan Moore with 10 tackles, Stetson Cudo with eight tackles, two for losses and one sack, Devin Ramirez with six, Titus Coombs and Grady Nielson both had five, AJ Lujan and CJ Lucero both had three.

Please come out and watch the Panthers this Friday at home against Gilpin County at 7 p.m. This will be the Panthers final home game of the regular season.

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