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Rangers win squeaker against 2/19

The Rangers came back in the second half against Rock Force to win 20-18 in intramural football Monday at Essebagger Field.

Rock Force, of 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, took an early 6-0 lead, but it was short-lived.

The Rangers of 75th Ranger Regiment turned the game in their favor, scoring a touchdown on their first possession in the second half, to lead 7-6. The Rangers’ Casey Carroll scored on a 10-yard run to increase the lead to 13-6 and the Rangers added another touchdown to take a 20-6 advantage.

Rock Force scored 12 unanswered points to close the gap to 20-18, but a failed 3-point conversion sealed the 20-18 win for the Rangers.

The game was intense toward the end, Carroll said, but the team was able to overcome it.“People in the stands probably thought it was a close game, but we knew we were going to win,” he said.

Rangers head coach Cody Gensiejewski said the team started off slow, but turned it around in the second half.

“(Our receivers) ran some good routes, and had really good defense,” he said.It was the first meeting this season between the Rangers and Rock Force.

Up next for the Rangers is 14th Combat Support Hospital at 7 p.m. Wednesday while Rock Force takes on 192nd Infantry Brigade an hour earlier. Both games are at Essebagger Field.