Ranger football

When trailing 28-0 at halftime of their home game against Stillwater last Friday night, Forest Lake head football coach Jeff Wilson told his guys to stop paying attention to the scoreboard. It’s been a trend for the Rangers the past two seasons: starting strong on a first drive, then dwindling throughout the game. Wilson said [...]

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It was a strong start for the Ranger football squad during Friday night’s road game at Park, but the Wolfpack would prove too strong for Forest Lake. The Rangers hit the scoreboard first in the opening quarter when junior Payton Zeidler posted six points on a 14-yard touchdown run. Senior Paxton Eiden put the extra [...]

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Last Thursday’s 27-0 road loss to Chaska wasn’t the outcome Forest Lake football coach Jeff Wilson wanted for his season opener, but it gave the first-year head coach a better idea of where the Rangers need to improve.  “It was a little frustrating at times,” Wilson said. “When you look at the game tape, there [...]

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The Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors unanimously adopted a plan to place all member schools with football programs into districts starting with the 2015 season. That plan hopes to reduce scheduling problems and travel distance for state football squads. Members of each district will divide the district into sub-districts, and then create [...]

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The Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors took action Jan. 23 to change how regular-season football games are scheduled. The board voted 19-1 to use a scheduling concept that divides member schools into districts of 16 or more, using geographic proximity and like enrollments as the placement criteria. Those are the same criteria [...]

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