(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
1B BATTLE: Rangers battle highly regarded Tigers to the end in 42-28 loss…
The Entiat Tigers were ranked No. 6 in the state last year and came into their nonleague matchup against the Selkirk Rangers highly regarded.
They also had their hands full.
Selkirk didn’t back down and jumped out early to a 20-8 lead in the first quarter with three touchdown passes by the Rangers.
Entiat clawed back, scoring four straight touchdowns, and took a 28-20 lead into the fourth quarter and snagged a 42-28 victory in Ione.
“The deciding factor was we had a few turnovers and a couple of penalties in the redzone,” Ranger Head Coach Jeremy Link said. “We played them tough and I think we surprised them, hitting hard.” More