2010 Ranger Highlights

2010 Record (8-3)
Aug. 20 Gibson SouthernW 20-14 
Aug. 27 at Perry CentralW 21-  7 
Sep. 3 SouthridgeW 17-  6 
Sep. 10 at Crawford CountyW 34-  7 
Sep. 17 at Pike CentralW 51-  7 
Sep. 24 North PoseyW 39-34 
Oct. 1 at South Spencer L 21-28 
Oct. 8 at Heritage Hills L 21-27 
Oct. 15 Tell CityW 28-  7 
Oct. 22 at Tell CityW 42-27  sect
Oct. 29 Evansville Mater Dei L 14-48  sect

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Click below to see summary of all 2010 News Coverage

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Craig Voges wins award at Rose Hulman football banquet.

posted Jan 18, 2011, 7:52 PM by Jay Fischer

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology held their 2010 football banquet on Saturday, Jan 15, 2011.


During the banquet, Craig Voges (2009-10 FPHS graduate) won the Special Team Player of the Year award.  During his freshman year, Craig started each contest on the Special Teams – kickoff, kick return, and punt.  For the season he recorded 13 solo tackles and 5 assisted tackles for a total of 18 which was ranked 12th on the team in tackles. Craig also recovered a fumble during the season while on special teams.  During the presentation, Coach Tony Karras stated “ We could have put only Craig in with Nick (RHIT kicker) on each kickoff and Craig would have made the tackle.”


Craig Voges (40) recovered a fumble on special teams to set up a Rose-Hulman touchdown.


Two Rangers Receive IFCA Academic All-State Titles

posted Jan 18, 2011, 7:31 PM by Jay Fischer   [ updated Jan 19, 2011, 6:40 AM by Kristine Braunecker ]

#28 Gina Bettag 
 #15 Grant Welp
On January 4, 2011, the Indiana Football Coaches Association named it's 2010-11 IFCA Academic All-State Football Team and two Ranger players received academic all-state titles.

On the offensive squad, senior quarterback, Grant Welp and senior kicker Gina Bettag received the honors.

2010 All-State Football Team Named

posted Dec 7, 2010, 6:03 AM by Kristine Braunecker   [ updated Dec 7, 2010, 6:24 AM ]

On December 6th, the Indiana Football Coaches Association named it's 2010 2A All-State Football Team and three Ranger players received all-state titles.

On the offensive squad, Senior quarterback Grant Welp and senior wide receiver Kyle Schwinghamer received the honors. Junior defensive back Lynk Kordes earned his spot on the defensive squad.

For more information, click here to go to the Indiana Football Coaches Association website.

Wagner Named 2010 All-SW Indiana High School Football Coach of The Year

posted Dec 5, 2010, 8:02 AM by Kristine Braunecker   [ updated Dec 6, 2010, 9:02 AM ]

On Sunday, December 5th, The Evansville Courier & Press announced its selection for the 2010 All-Southwestern Indiana high school football team.

Terry Wagner was named Coach of the Year after guiding the Rangers to a 8-3 season, establishing 2010 as the team's first winning season in its third year of varsity football.

Senior Kyle Schwinghamer was named one of three wide receivers on the all-area team with 55 catches, 908 yards and seven touchdowns in the season.

Junior Ben Braunecker joined the skill position players on offense. Braunecker made the team as a specialist after returning three kicks for touchdowns and averaging 30.5 yards on punt returns and 35 yards on kickoffs. He also caught 19 passes for 500 yards.

For more information, click here to go to the Evansville Courier & Press website.

2010 Associated Press All-State Football Team Named

posted Dec 3, 2010, 12:41 PM by Kristine Braunecker   [ updated Dec 5, 2010, 8:40 AM ]

Wednesday, December 1st's announcement of the Associated Press' All-State football teams included an honorable mention for three Ranger football players. The Associated Press selects the best high school football players in each class for its All-State roster.

Senior quarterback
Grant Welp, senior wide receiver Kyle Schwinghamer and junior wide receiver Ben Braunecker received honorable mention in Class 2A. The three combined for 1,969 total yards of offense and 23 touchdowns leading the Rangers to its first winning season.

2010 Forest Park Football Banquet

posted Nov 29, 2010, 9:57 PM by Kristine Braunecker   [ updated Dec 3, 2010, 6:38 PM ]

The 2010 Forest Park Football Banquet was held on November 21, 2010 in the high school cafeteria. Over 200 players, parents, grandparents and fans attended... the largest crowd to date.  

The evening began with an update on the SP&F youth football league presented by Eric Uebelhor.
  • 7th/8th: Both teams finished a few games under 500
  • 5th/6th: Two teams combined for a 10 and 6 record
  • Flag Football: A record amount of kids playing. Huge thanks to the Varsity and JV players who helped coach
Head Coach Terry Wagner presented senior players with a commemorative plaque which included a small piece of football skin and a Band of Brothers wrist band. 

2010 Seniors:
  • Dustin Albright, Manager
  • Gina Bettag, Kicker
  • Justin Buechler, Defensive Tackle
  • Jonathan Russel, Kicker
  • Kyle Schwinghamer, Wide Receiver/Safety
  • Lee Uebelhor, Guard/Linebacker
  • Grant Welp, Quarterback/Defensive Back
  • Zach Whitecotten, Guard/Linebacker
  • Caleb Williams, Offensive Tackle/Defensive End
2010 Ranger Football Awards: 
Voted by teammates
  • Best Offensive Back: Travis Schnell
  • Best Receiver: Ben Braunecker and Kyle Schwinghamer
  • Best Offensive Lineman: Anthony Fischer
  • Best Defensive Back: Kyle Schwinghamer
  • Best Defensive Lineman: Lynk Kordes
  • Special Teams: Ben Braunecker
  • Most Valuable : Grant Welp
  • Most Improved: Zach Whitecotten
  • Mental Attitude: Caleb Williams
  • Best Foreign Exchange Student: Kelvin Bardhi
2010 PAC All-Conference Team Awards:
  • Guard: Anthony Fischer
  • End: Ben Braunecker and Kyle Schwinghamer
  • Quarterback: Grand Welp
  • Kicker: Caleb Williams
  • Outside Linebacker: Miles Leonard
  • Offensive Captain: Grant Welp
  • Center: Lee Uebelhor (Honorable Mention)
  • Down Lineman: Lynk Kordes (Honorable Mention)
2010 Media Awards:

News 25 Home Team Friday – Play of the Night
  • Ben Braunecker - Leaping catch in win over Gibson Southern, Aug. 31
  • Miles Leonard - Fake punt pass in win over North Posey, Sept. 24
  • Kyle Schwinghamer - Catch in heavy traffic in win over Pike Central, Sept. 17
Fox 7 Football First – Player of the Week
  • Grant Welp - 248 yds. And 2 touchdowns in first time win over Southridge, Sept. 17
  • Travis Schnell - 102 yds. Rushing and 3 touchdowns in win over Tell City in opening round of 2A sectional, Oct. 22
2010 Ranger Football Ironmen:
Coach Wagner presented a Ranger Football Ironman t-shirt to nine players who exhibited both dedication and intensity this season. Ironman players had to have played both offense and defense and be on three of the four special teams.
  • Ben Braunecker
  • Lance Buechler
  • Dakota Geyer
  • Rashaun Hurt
  • Lynk Kordes
  • Miles Leonard
  • Travis Schnell
  • Kyle Schwinghamer
  • Grant Welp
2010 PAC Academic Awards: 
Student athletes who have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA.
  • Gina Bettag
  • Kyle Schwinghamer
  • Lee Uebelhor
  • Grant Welp
  • Zach Whitecotten
  • Caleb Williams
Indianapolis Colts 2010 Indiana High School Academic All-Stars:
  • Gina Bettag
  • Kyle Schwinghamer
  • Grant Welp
IHSAA 2010 Indiana Football Coaches Association All-State Academic Awards:
Student athletes who are in the top 10% of their class, have a 4 point GPA and scored a 28 or better on the ACT.
  • Gina Bettag
  • Grant Welp

2010 PAC All-Conference Football Squad Named

posted Nov 3, 2010, 4:27 PM by Kristine Braunecker   [ updated Nov 3, 2010, 4:48 PM ]

The PAC (Pocket Athletic Conference) named its all-conference team football squad this week. Forest Park's senior quarterback Grant Welp was named the offensive caption. Also represented was senior wide receiver Kyle Schwinghamer, senior kicker Caleb Williams,
junior wide receiver Ben Braunecker, junior linebacker Miles Leonard and junior guard Anthony Fischer. Senior center Lee Uebelhor and junior defensive lineman Lynk Kordes received honorable mention.

Going 5-2 in PAC games, the Rangers tied South Spencer for second place.
Heritage Hills (6-1) won the conference championship.

See the official PAC press release below for the full all-conference roster.

Rangers lose to Mater Dei in class 2A sectional semi-finals 14-48

posted Nov 1, 2010, 9:07 PM by Jay Fischer   [ updated Nov 3, 2010, 4:12 PM by Kristine Braunecker ]

News 25 Sports Channel - Game of the Week

Mater Dei proves to be too much to handle in the Class 2A sectional semi-finals on Friday, October 29th.

The Rangers suffered a tough loss in the sectional semi-finals putting an end to a historical third season. Junior wide receiver Ben Braunecker made good on a 20 yard pass from senior quarterback Grant Welp for the Rangers first touchdown of the evening. Freshman kicker Dakota Begle completed the extra point kick. Welp also rushed for a 3 yard touchdown with senior kicker Jonathon Russel completing the extra point. 

Season 3 Highlights: Historical first time wins over Perry Central and PAC rivals North Posey and Southridge, first winning season 8-3, ended the season ranked 12th in the AP Media Poll and 13th in the IFCA Coaches Poll.  (Source: http://indianahsfootball.homestead.com/files/topten2A.htm). Be proud to be a Ranger!

Below are over 200 photo highlights from the game:

Mater Dei Highlights

Rangers beat Tell City in Class 2A Sectional 42-27

posted Oct 24, 2010, 11:06 AM by Jay Fischer   [ updated Nov 3, 2010, 4:10 PM by Kristine Braunecker ]

The Rangers won their first football sectional game on Friday, October 22nd by outplaying the Tell City Marksman on both sides of the ball. Great team effort and win. 

Junior wide receiver Ben Braunecker started the scoring by rushing for a 3 yard touchdown. Senior quarterback Grant Welp connected to senior wide receiver Kyle Schwinghamer for a 35 yard touchdown pass.  Freshman kicker Dakota Begle converted the extra point. Welp got a TD for himself rushing for a 21 yard touchdown.  
Sophomore running back Travis Schnell got in on the scoring by running for a 3 yard touchdown and several minutes later he ran for another 2 yard touchdown as well as succesfully running for 2 point conversion. Schnell continued the ground and pound attack with a third touchdown run and Senior kicker Gina Bettag completed the evening by converting the extra point kick.   

Photos from the game can be viewed below:

Sectional Photos vs Tell City

Rangers Beat Tell City 28-7

posted Oct 19, 2010, 6:37 PM by Jay Fischer   [ updated Oct 20, 2010, 4:32 PM by Kristine Braunecker ]

On Friday, October 15th, Forest Park ran over Tell City to win 28-7. The first half didn't provide many highlights other than the Ranger defense holding tight to kept the score to 0-0 at halftime. The Rangers found the rushing game to start the third quarter with sophomore running back Travis Schnell scoring with an 18 yard touchdown. Senior kicker Jonathan Russell completed the extra point kick. Schnell continued his rushing by scoring 4 yard touchdown. Senior kicker, Gina Bettag completed the extra point. Senior wide receiver Kyle Schwinghamer made an impressive 6 yard touchdown catch from senior quarterback Grant Welp. Freshman kicker Dakota Begle converted the extra point. Welp gave the Marksmen a taste of the Ranger air attack by connecting to junior wide receiver Lynk Kordes for a 12 yard touchdown pass. Senior kicker Jonathan Russell completed the kick.

The night began honoring the senior football players, managers and cheerleaders. We would like to recognize this talented class of 2010 along with their supportive parents for playing such a key role in the foundation of Ranger Football. Special honor and thanks to SP&F Football co-founders, Jeff Bettag and Eric Uebelhor, for their dedication and commitment to the program. Go Rangers!   

Below are photo highlights of the game:

Varsity vs Tell City

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