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Rangers shine at Bobcat Field in exciting game under the stadium lights

Team claws their way back in second half
Erika Haines
Running back Tyler Grenier breaks through the line, rushing for the endzone, but fell short by 20 yards going into halftime.

Livingston fans packed the stands at Bobcat Stadium Friday night to cheer on their fellow Rangers in a close match against the Butte Central Maroons.

After a first half where the Maroons scored a touchdown and Park struggled to get on the scoreboard, the Rangers went into the locker room at half time and came out energized. “I think we came out more enthusiastic,” said middle linebacker and right guard Cole Bartz.

Ryan Bauer blocked a punt in the endzone and Tucker Shepardson recovered the ball for the Rangers’ first touchdown in the third quarter.

Late in the fourth quarter, with Butte Central leading 21-7, Ryan Miller returned a kickoff for a touchdown, making the game within reach for the first time all night, 21-14.

Park recovered an onside kick for a last-second attempt at victory, but they fell short with an interception.

Fans and family were invited onto the field after the game to celebrate the unique opportunity of playing at Bobcat Stadium.

“After the game, it hit me that, I did that in the Bobcat Stadium.  Not many people are gonna be able to get that opportunity,” Miller said.

Running back, Tyler Grenier, races past Butte Central competitor. (Erika Haines)
Ryan Bauer, senior, takes down Butte Central competitor at MSU Stadium. (Erika Haines)
Quarterback, Ryan Miller, dashes up the middle for a first down at Bobcat Stadium. (Erika Haines)
Senior Tucker Shepardson, reaches for pass on the big stage of MSU Stadium. (Erika Haines)
Senior Meryl Sexton carries out the American Flag for the National Anthem at MSU Stadium. (Erika Haines)



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Hello! My name is Erika Haines and I am a senior at Park High School. I have played Varsity Softball for the past three years of high school and was voted co-captain in 2023. I have also participated in Speech, Drama, and Debate for the past two years. I took fourth place at Divisionals in Original Oratory in 2023 and have qualified for state both years. I am an active member of National Honors Society too. I have interests in photography and sports media. This fall I have the honor to be media personnel at Montana State University football games. This opportunity, along with being on the Geyser staff, gives me the chance to explore the field of journalism. My father, Kevin Haines, was also a part of the Geyser staff back when he was in High School. He was a layout editor in 1985-1986. It is a pleasure to be able to continue something my father worked on all those years ago.  

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    Gary D BakkeOct 11, 2023 at 9:03 pm

    Great article and wonderful action pictures. It has been a fun year to watch the Raners.
    Gary Bakke