Rangers stumble against Rebels, Pats top Jeeps

From Herald Staff Reports


After a few promising weeks that saw a victory over Pike Central and a narrow defeat to North Posey, the Forest Park football team had high hopes coming into Friday’s battle against South Spencer in Reo.

Unfortunately for the Rangers, they were unable to slow down the Rebel offense as they outgained Forest Park 339 to 66 en route to a 49-16 victory.

The Rangers were right in the thick of things early as Drew Day had a 10-yard touchdown rush with 5:02 left in the first quarter to tie the game up at 7-7 but the Rebels followed that up with three scoring drives all led by passing touchdowns from quarterback Kobe Bartlett.

Forest Park got another touchdown in the second quarter as Garret Berg returned a punt return 60 yards for a touchdown to put Forest Park within 28-13 but that was all the closer the Rangers would get. Bartlett threw two more touchdown passes and Will Stewart had a 1-yard rush to make it 49-13. Abby Eckert was able to knock in a 28-yard field goal with about four minutes left to make the final score 49-16.

For Forest Park, Cooper Uebelhor finished 7-of-17 for 58 yards and two interceptions while Day led the way in rushing with 31 yards.

South Spencer was led by Bartlett who was 14-of-25 for 260 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Matthew Crabtree caught two of the touchdowns while Cole Dawson, Kaje Cron and Jace Kelly caught the others.

Here’s the rest of Friday night’s prep sports action.

Boys Soccer


Patriots 3, Jeeps 0: In a game that was rescheduled due to a rainout earlier in the week, the Heritage Hills boys soccer team defeated Northeast Dubois 3-0 in Lincoln City.

The first half was a defensive stalemate as neither team was able to get any shots past their opponent but in the second half Heritage Hills finally was able to connect on some goals.

Gabe Staggs, Gannon Staggs and Carson Leibering scored for the Patriots while Luke Leffert and Zach Fortune had assists.

Girls Soccer
Patriots 12, Jeeps 0
: It was a tough day for the Northeast Dubois girls soccer team against a hard-nosed Vincennes Rivet team as the Jeeps fell 12-0 to the Patriots at Vincennes.

Nine different players scored for Rivet in the victory.

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