Friday, November 26, 2010

Rangers Escape, Headed to Semi-Finals

With a spot in the CIF-SS semi-finals on the line, the Nordhoff Rangers went on the road and defeated the Santa Ynez Pirates, 17-16. The game was full of drama and went right down to the final play of the game.

The Pirates got out to an early 3-0 lead before the Rangers came storming back after Jake Logsdon threw touchdown passes to Sean Bettles and Eric White to give the Rangers a 14-3 lead at the half. In the second half, Santa Ynez mounted a great comeback with a fake punt for a touchdown and touchdown pass late in the game but a missed extra point conversion gave NHS the narrow one point victory.

With the win, the Rangers earn a spot in the semi-finals against Lompoc. The game will be played at Nordhoff. For more details on the Rangers big win, see Wednesday's edition of the OVN.