Rangers lose handle on leadSeptember 24, 2011
From Herald Staff Reports
Besieged by missed extra-point opportunities and a defense that surrendered nearly 6 yards per rush, Forest Park ended up on the wrong end of a seesaw battle that allowed North Posey to escape with a 34-33 victory on Friday night in rainy Poseyville.
Forest Park (4-2, 2-2 Pocket Athletic Conference) racked up 404 yards on offense, but threw two interceptions in the final minutes — one on a halfback pass — and also missed an extra point and came up short on a two-point conversion earlier in the contest.
For most of the game, scoring didn’t present a challenge for the Rangers, who three times led by double digits before North Posey climbed back from a 33-19 deficit. The Vikings etched the decisive margin with with 4:55 remaining in the game when Wes Harness scored on a 1-yard run — the last of his four touchdowns on the night. That tied the game, and Nick Neidig’s extra point pushed the Vikings up by a point after Neidig missed his two prior PAT attempts.
North Posey (5-1, 4-1) played catch-up throughout thanks to a host of Rangers providing a cushion.
Ben Braunecker wiggled loose for a 39-yard touchdown reception less than two minutes into the game, and Miles Leonard (2-yard run), Josh Voegerl (1-yard run) and Lance Buechler (6-yard reception from Leonard) piled on the points, giving the Rangers a 26-13 halftime lead. Forest Park scored once after intermission, when Leonard found Dakota Geyer for a 21-yard score in the third quarter.
Forest Park remains in PAC action next Friday, hosting South Spencer (3-3, 3-2).
FOREST PARK RANGERS (4-2, 2-2)
Aug. 19 — at Gibson Southern W 21-16
Aug. 26 — PERRY CENTRAL W 31-12
Sept. 2 — at Southridge L 14-21
Sept. 9 — CRAWFORD COUNTY W 42-10
Sept. 16 — PIKE CENTRAL W 41-14
Sept. 23 — at North Posey L 33-34
Sept. 30 — SOUTH SPENCER
Oct. 7 — HERITAGE HILLS
Oct. 14 — at Tell City
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