The Rangers were unable to recover from a fast Cosby start.

Unaka fell 27-14 to nonconference foe Cosby on Friday on Stoney Creek. The loss dropped the Rangers to 0-2 on the season.

After the Eagles opened the scoring with a rushing touchdown, Blake King hit Blake Isaacs for a 43-yard score to pull within one. Cosby, however, scored 20 unanswered points to take a 27-6 lead into the half.

The Rangers had a rally on the mind in the final quarter as King hit Nicholas Bowers for a 5-yard touchdown pass. Hunter Bentley caught a pass from King to convert the two-point conversion to close the gap to 13 points. However, that was as close as Unaka could get before time expired.

King went 18-of-37 passing for 211 yards and the two scores. Isaacs had 103 yards on eight catches, while Bentley had three catches for 42 yards.

Unaka opens region play next Friday as Concord Christian comes to visit Goddard Field.