Forest Lake football fans sat through a tough 48-7 loss to Cretin-Derham Hall on a bitter cold Friday night at the University of St. Thomas football stadium in St. Paul.
The Raiders controlled the first three quarters in points, ending up 13-0 after the first quarter, 34-0 at half, then adding another 14 in the third to complete their scoring on the night.
Forest Lake senior Glen Miron recorded the only Ranger touchdown in the fourth quarter with a one-yard push into the endzone. Miron led the offense in yards with 29 in 13 attempts. Junior Dan Wassman followed with 25 yards in five carries, sophomore quarterback Brandon Rogers with 22 yards in nine carries and senior Russell Wedger with 10 yards in five attempts.
Rogers, replacing senior quarterback Trent Rabel who is out with a concussion, played consistently with no interceptions and passing at a 36 percent clip for 11 yards in four attempts.
Forest Lake junior wide receiver Zack Rosenthal caught one ball for 33 yards, while fellow juniors Peter Jasmer and Derek Giesner also caught one pass for nine and six yards, respectively.
The Rangers had 88 total rushing yards in 33 attempts, and 50 passing yards and 10 completions in four attempts. The big Cretin-Derham Hall squad showed its strength with 253 rushing yards in 34 attempts, and 191 passing yards for 10 completions in 11 attempts.
On defense for Forest Lake, juniors Leighton Bierman and Matt Lennon led the way with six tackles each, followed by seniors Mitch O’Brien and Luke Shaw with four each.
Forest Lake (0-6) next hosts a tough Mounds View squad, who is No. 7 (Class 2A) and sits second in SEC standings. The matchup takes place at home for the Rangers at 7 p.m. on Friday night.