Homecoming was sweet for the Unaka football team.

The Rangers pulled away from Hancock County to take a 36-18 victory on Friday night on Stoney Creek.


With the win, Unaka improves to 2-6 on the year.

Unaka got on the board first as Logan Benway scored on a five-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter. John Ramsey hit Reid Taylor for the two-point conversion. The Rangers maintained an 8-0 advantage at the end of the first quarter.

In the opening minute of the second stanza, the Indians scored on a short touchdown run, but the Ranger defense stopped the conversion run. The teams traded possessions before Ramsey ran in from 15-yards out for a score.

The final minute of the second quarter saw Benway scored on a one0yard run and then he added the two-point conversion to give UHS a 22-6 lead at the half.

Unaka continued to set the tone in the second half.

Daniel Shearl jumped in front of a Hancock County pass for the interception which set up a five-yard touchdown pass from Ramsey to Tristen Storie. In the final minute, Hancock added a 14-yard touchdown run, but Unaka held a 28-12 lead after three quarters of play.

Ramsey hit Devon Jarrett for an 11-yard touchdown pass just past the midpoint of the fourth. Logan Benway added the conversion to account for the final scoring.

The last touchdown was set-up by a second interception for Shearl. Aaron Carr also had a fumble recovery in the fourth quarter for the Rangers.

Unaka returns to action next Thursday as they welcome Hampton to Stoney Creek for a non conference tilt.