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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.
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.
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 Ranger Football Awards:
Voted by teammates
2010 PAC All-Conference Team Awards:
2010 Media Awards:
2010 Ranger Football Ironmen:
News 25 Home Team Friday – Play of the Night
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.
2010 PAC Academic Awards:
Student athletes who have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA.
Indianapolis Colts 2010 Indiana High School Academic All-Stars:
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.
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.
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:
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:
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: