Avery County offers out-of-conference test for Rangers

Published 12:41 am Friday, October 3, 2014

By Allen LaMountain


Avery County (N.C) will be trying to avoid a three-game losing streak tonight when the Vikings invade Goddard Field for a game with the Unaka Rangers.

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The Rangers (1-4) are flying high with a 50-24 victory over Hancock County on homecoming last week. The Rangers scored on all three phases of the game with junior Micah Hunt returning a punt for a score, a fumble for a score and the Rangers offense finally got in sync.

“The kids played hard and they deserved a win like that,” said Rangers head coach Steve McKinney. “We did a lot of things well and executed a little bit better. We had two defensive touchdowns with Micah taking a fumble 60 yards for a touchdown. It was a real heady play on his part.”