The Nordhoff Rangers kicked off their 2014 season with a tough 17-12 victory over the Channel Islands Raiders on the road tonight. Both teams committed their share of mistakes and penalties during the game, but the Rangers came up with big plays when they needed them and pulled off the victory. The victory is the first under first-year head coach Erik Monson.
Senior quarterback Austin Santino rushed for a pair of touchdowns and Cooper Garcia added a field goal for the Rangers. On the ground, senior Shane Hersh had a big game and provided a number of first downs when the Rangers needed them most.
See Wednesday's Ojai Valley News for more information, stats, and quotes from Monson.