The Nordhoff Rangers defeated Santa Ynez 10-6 on Friday in what turned out to be wild, heart stopping contest that could have gone either way. The lone touchdown for the Rangers came on a fourth and goal from the six-inch line by Chris Gibson. David Brown added a field goal to conclude the scoring for the Rangers. The Pirates scored on a fake punt that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown. Senior Eric Banks blocked the extra point, which would turn out to be a huge play for the Rangers. Garrett Graham played well for the Rangers, as did Albert Mireles.
The story of the game was the Rangers defense, which played hard and stopped the Pirates all night long. The Rangers improve to 2-0 on the season. See Wednesday's edition for the exciting details and quotes from the Rangers.