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(Updated with 13 photos from the game)
Nordhoff's Ryan Mahler stretches for additional yardage after a big play early in the first quarter. (Ojai Valley News photo by Tim Dewar)
By Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
The Nordhoff Rangers notched their first win of the season Friday night when they defeated the San Marcos Royals 25-13 in a non-league match up. NHS jumped out to a 25-0 lead but then the Royals closed the gap in the second quarter to make the score 25-13 at the half.
By Mike Miller
The Nordhoff Rangers remained winless in 2015 after losing 52-21 to the Paso Robles Bearcats Friday night in Paso. NHS fell behind 7-0 early in the game but then managed to tie the game when Scott Barron intercepted a pass and returned it 65-yards for a touchdown.
With the game tied 7-7, the Rangers took the lead when sophomore quarterback Parker Johnsen connected with senior Daniel Williams for a 15-yard touchdown pass. The extra point conversion would fail but Nordhoff took a 13-7 lead into the second quarter.
From there on the game belonged to Paso as they scored 45 unanswered points and forced a running clock late in the third quarter. NHS did score once more when Williams connected with Noah Osborn for a 71-yard score to cap the scoring on the night.
With the loss, NHS drops to 0-5 on the season and they will host the San Marcos Royals (1-4) next Friday night. See Wednesday’s Ojai Valley News for more information on Nordhoff’s performance.
Nordhoff wide receiver Ryan Mahler (No. 81) and the Nordhoff Rangers will travel north to take on the Paso Robles Bearcats Friday night in a non-league match up. Paso Robles is 1-3 on the season and NHS is 0-4. (Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown)
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley New sports editor
Facing a 0-5 start, the Nordhoff Rangers football team needs some positive momentum as they travel north to take on the Paso Robles Bearcats Friday night. Defeating Paso Robles is likely not in the cards for the Rangers, but a strong, motivated performance could go a long way for NHS as they enter the second half of their season.
According to NHS head coach Erik Monson, the Rangers will have most of their players
The Green team's Charlie Coughlin and Elizabeth Russell were down by three games heading into the last set against the Blue team, and won, 6-3, to tie the score. This sent the match to a super tie-breaker.
The Green team won the final game to post a 15-14 win in the opening week of the Junior Team Tennis (JTT) league.
The Blue team had swept the singles