Saturday, September 15, 2007

Thacher Falls, OVS Losing Late In Game

Saturday was a tough day of the eight-man football squads that make the Ojai Valley their home. Thacher fell to Hillcrest Christian 32-14. The Toads were outmatched in the game, however, they played hard as they always do. Late in the game, the Ojai Valley School Spuds were down 30-3, but they did score their first ever points as a football program. Check the OVN for details on both games.

Rangers Win Wild Contest

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.