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Dear Ranger Family,
I am very excited about the current direction of the program and our prospects for the upcoming 2012 season. We are coming off a season of great improvement which was capped by a strong finish as we won our last two games. There is a real buzz in the air as we return many key players from last year's team in addition to adding an exciting group of new comers from a dominant JV squad. Additionally, we have seen some real growth in the number of kids who have been attending our after school weightlifting program. Now is the time to turn the tide and take the program to the next level as we transition from a team that is competitive to a team that is a contender. We have been working hard, but in order to turn the corner we must work even harder. If we continue to put forth the off-season effort and maintain a positive attitude we will take the next step to become a winning program and a playoff team. I truly believe that the players, coaches and even some outside the program have noticed the positive direction that we are headed in. To me, the final piece to finish turning things around is simply an unyielding belief that it can and will be done. We must believe in ourselves and in each other, no matter the obstacles or the situation. We can win, we need to believe we can win, and then WE WILL WIN. It is an exciting time to be a Ranger.
Links to News Articles
For links to news articles and other media coverage, please click on the following link: 2012 Rangers in the News
Rangers Finish with 6-2 Record (10/19/12)
The Rangers were eliminated from the Section V Tournament by the McQuaid Jesuit Knights, 38-21 at Ranger Stadium. The Knights rushed for 460 yards and 6 touchdowns. The Rangers offense gained 380 total yards, scoring 2 rushing touchdowns and 1 passing touchdown. Despite the loss, numerous new school season records and career records were set during the game. The loss was only the second loss of the season for the Rangers, who enjoyed their most successful season since 2001.
Rangers Improve to 6-1 Record (10/12/12)
The Rangers dominated Greece Olympia, defeating the visiting Spartans 55-12. The Rangers offense gained 464 total yards, scoring 8 rushing touchdowns. Fourteen new school records were set during the game. The win earned the Rangers the 4th seed in the Class A Bracket in the Section V Tournament.
Rangers Improve to 5-1 Record (10/6/12)
The Rangers showed their resiliency again, rallying to defeat Greece Athena 37-31 in overtime after trailing 17-3 at the half, spoiling the Trojans' Homecoming. The Rangers offense gained 441 total yards, scoring 3 rushing touchdowns, 2 passing touchdowns, and a field goal. Brett Renzi also extended his school record for "Most Extra Point Conversions" in a season to 27. The team also broke the school record for most rushing attempts in a game with 79.
Rangers Victorious in Homecoming Game (9/29/12)
The Rangers soundly defeated Greece Arcadia, 38-13 in front of a large Homecoming crowd. The Rangers offense gained 475 total yards, scoring 4 rushing touchdowns, 1 passing touchdown, and a field goal. Brett Renzi broke the school record for "Most Extra Point Conversions" (23) in a season. The Rangers defense had another solid game, recording 4 tackles for losses, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception and holding the Titans to just two scores. Jake O'Connell also extended his record for "Most Rushing Touchdowns in a Career" to 21.
Egenlauf Named Player of the Week (9/21/12)
Congratulations to Trent Egenlauf! Trent was named the Week 4 Class A "Offensive Player of the Week" by Section V for his rushing performance against Brighton.