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Rangers falter against North Greene

Carter County Sports

The Rangers were unable to keep pace in the season opener on Friday night.

Unaka fell 53-20 to North Greene in the season opening contest against North Greene on Friday night in Stoney Creek. The Huskies used 20 point quarters in the second and third to pull away for the victory.

The Huskies scored the first quarter’s only points when Tyler Stroud scored on an 11-yard run with just under four minutes to play after a nearly six minute drive. After the Huskies took a 26-0 lead with just over a minute to play in the second quarter,

Micah Hunt capped off a lighting fast seven play drive with a four-yard touchdown to put the Rangers on the board to cut into the lead.

The Huskies, however, picked up where they left off by reeling off 20 unanswered points in the third quarter to take a 38-6 advantage into the four quarter. Hunt struck again to open the final quarter as he broke free for a 42-yard touchdown. After Josh Steppe added a 24-yard touchdown run for the Huskies, senior Brandon Guinn caught a 44-yard Blake King touchdown pass to cap the scoring.

Hunt finished the game with 82 yards on 15 carries, while King went 5-of-9 passing for 91 yards.

Tyler Stroud and Elijah Sauls had 181 and 146 yards on the ground, respectively, for North Greene.

The Huskies finished with 541 total offensive yard, while Unaka tallied 172 yards.

Unaka travels to Cosby next Friday night.

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