WAXAHACHIE, TEX. - Despite a 7-7 first half tie, Northwestern made work of Southwestern Assemblies of God in the second half to lead to a 44-7 win, crowning the Rangers the 2010 Central States Football League Champions. The Rangers advanced to 6-2 on the season, winning their last six games.
Clayton Smith’s 7-yard run in the first quarter was the only score the Rangers could muster in the first half, as Southwestern Assemblies scored a touchdown also, putting the game at a 7-7 halftime deadlock.
The Rangers came out with a vengeance in the second half, scoring 37 points.
Northwestern finished with 269 yards, with a balanced attack of 152 rushing and 117 in the air. Kyle Jech threw for three touchdowns and completed 9-of-14 passes. Mike Frame scored twice and had 23 yards on three catches, while Korey Williams had three receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown.
Williams also led all rushers with 74 yards on seven carries, giving Williams 106 yards of offense. Jared Jackson rushed 15 times for 61 yards, while Nate Guillory had a score and 21 total yards.
The Ranger defense shut down SAGU’s rushing assault, holding them to just 18 yards rushing. The Lions tallied 179 passing yards for a total of 197 yards. Rocky Lee anchored the defense with 13 tackles, including 10 solo stops and three tackles for losses. Brock Wardlaw picked up eight tackles and added an interception for a 48 yard touchdown return.
Northwestern (6-2, 5-0) will host two more home games, as the Rangers will next play Oklahoma Panhandle State University on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Ranger Field. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.
Sat, October 30, 2010
by Ryan Hintergardt