RANGELY | Last Friday the Rangely Panthers traveled to Hayden for a conference battle. The Panthers went back and forth with the Tigers in the first quarter with 15 yard touchdown pass from Drew Brannan to Tristan Moore. Conversion was good on a run from Devin Ramirez.
The Tigers responded on the next drive with a touchdown run for 30 yards but failed at the conversion. The second quarter opened up the same way with the Panthers scoring on a pass from Brannan to Tytus Coombs from 12 yards out and Ramirez adding the conversion bring the score to 16-6. The Panther defense made a great stand on the next drive making Hayden lineup to punt on fourth and eight. Hayden ran a fake punt that went for about 70 yards for the second touchdown of the night for the Tigers. Again they failed on the conversion. After that the Panthers buckled down on defense allowing no more points and pulling away quickly.
Drew Brannon threw for six touchdowns and one 2-point conversion, ran for 92 yards and was 15/24 for 315 yards passing. Tristan Moore had two touchdowns, Titus Coombs had two receiving, one rushing touchdown and one 2-point conversion, Devin Ramirez had one receiving touchdown and three 2-point conversions, Zane Varner added a 67 yard rushing touchdown. Final for the game was 58-12.
Notable defensive stats: Anthony Lujan led with six tackles and a sack, Tristan Moore had one interception and five tackles, Grady Nielsen had five tackles, Devin Ramirez had four tackles, Stetson Cudo had three tackles and one sack. With two tackles was CJ Lucero, Tytus Coombs, Del Garner, adding a tackle on the night also was Trenton Files, Lane Gillard, Riley Boydstun, Justin Cudo, Brent Cantrell, Gabe Polley, Austin Davis and Justin Rusher.
The Panthers are 5-1 and go to Soroco to battle the 5-1 Rams this Friday.
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