Park ends winless streak, tops FL in football opener

Nothing much went right for the Forest Lake football team and new head coach Billy Kirch in Thursday’s season opener at Park. The Wolfpack snapped a 20-game losing streak in dominant fashion, routing the Rangers 47-12.

Dylan Smallidge and the Park Wolfpack controlled thoughout Thursday’s season opener and routed Forest Lake for their first win in 21 tries. (Photo by Clint Riese)

Park marched 78 yards on its second drive to go up 7-0. The hosts added touchdowns on their next three drives to make it 27-0 with 1:15 left before halftime.

The Rangers answered with a 40-yard touchdown on a hook-and-ladder play but would never close the gap within 21. Park scored on its first two drives of the second half and ballooned the lead to 41-6 at the end of the third quarter.

Look for complete coverage in next week’s Forest Lake Times.