The Reading Rangers JV football team hosted the Homer Trojans this past Thursday night at historic Barre Field.
The two teams would trade possessions to open up the game as the Big Red defense forced a punt that would give the team great field position on the Homer 33 yard line. The first quarter would end with the Rangers driving towards the end zone, tied 0-0.
Just minutes in the the period the Rangers would cap off a 9 play 33 yard drive with a 1 yard touchdown run by Matthew Stewart. Stewart would add the two point conversion to make the score 8-0.
The Big Red defense would force a turnover on the Homer next possession as Eathan Westfall recovered a fumble at the Ranger 47 yard line. After a Ranger punt, the Trojans would get all the way down to the Ranger 1 yard line.
The Big Red defense held strong as strong play from Westfall and Colton Wiler pushed the Trojans back to the 10 yard line. A pass breakup by Maverick Messenger would help seal a strong goal line stand and keep the score 8-0 at the half.
The Big Red defense would quickly force a punt to open the 2nd half and take the ball over at their own 48 yard line. With strong blocking up front and running from the backfield it would take the Rangers 6 plays to go 53 yards, as Stewart once again found pay dirt on a 7 yard touchdown run. Stewart would once again add the 2 point conversion to make the score 16-0 midway through the 3rd quarter.
The Big Red defense would once again hold strong and takeover the ball on their own 45 yard line. The Rangers would march down the field again, a 10 play 55 yard drive was capped off with a one yard touchdown run by Colton Bassage. This made the score 22-0 midway through the 4th quarter.
An interception and return by Brady Hull gave the Rangers strong field position at the Trojan 32 yard line. A 35 yard field goal by Bassage made the score 25-0.
“This was a great team win. We learned from our mistakes and showed a great deal of improvement after falling to Pewamo-Westphalia last week.” said Coach Kerspilo.
The Rangers are now 1-1 on the season and 1-0 in the Big 8 conference. They will travel to Concord next Thursday to take on the Yellowjackets, game time in 6:30 pm.