Photos by Rachel Brisbois
The Rangers were the unlucky side in a 19-16 overtime contest against Mahtomedi Oct. 6.
After a scoreless first quarter, Anderson put Mahtomedi up 7-0 with a two-yard run in the second quarter before the Rangers answered with a 20-yard scoring pass from quarterback Connor Hale to receiver Chris Snider.
The Rangers took the lead after the halftime interval when running back Sam Jackomino capped a Ranger drive with a one-yard score, but missed the extra point. The Zephyrs likewise failed to tack on after a fourth-quarter touchdown.
Logan Moore recovered a Zephyr fumble late in the game to set up a 42-yard field goal attempt, but Snider’s kick fell short as time expired.
Snider was on target with a shorter kick on the Rangers’ overtime possession.
Tasked with defending a 16-13 lead, the Rangers held the Zephyrs to two incomplete passes before Anderson ran to the one-yard line on third down. The Zephyrs decided the game would end on their fourth down play, and the gamble suceeded when little-used runner Erik Bjork broke through the line for the winning score.
The Rangers will travel to Hopkins on Friday. Both teams are 1-5, the Royals having edged St. Thomas Academy last week to claim their first win of the year.