FROST – Erupting for 30 points in the second quarter, the Frost Polar Bears (2-0) won their first home game of the season with a 56-14 win against the Ranger Bulldogs (0-2).
Kobe Hailey ran for 216 yards on just 13 carries and scored four times to lead a Frost offense that ran over Ranger, piling up 403 yards on the ground and scoring 56 points for the second week in a row.
Frost ran only 10 offensive plays in the decisive second quarter. The game seemed to turn on a Hailey punt and defensive stops that helped give the Bears’ offense pivotal field position.
Late in the first quarter leading 8-6, Ranger elected not to return a thunderous 55-yard Hailey punt that rolled dead at the Bulldogs’ 10-yard line. On fourth down and three at their own 17-yard line, Ranger’s Jorge Bosquez took a low snap, felt the heat of the Bears’ oncoming rush, and dashed to find kicking room by running to his left, but was sacked by Kurt Redmon for a seven-yard loss. Three plays later, the Bears retook the lead on a Leonel Hernandez 3-yard run, 14-8.
Also during the quarter, Preston Lane recovered a Ranger fumble. Two plays later Hailey was intercepted, but the Frost defense took the ball back by forcing another Ranger turnover. Hailey stepped in front of a receiver crossing over middle for an interception. With 1st down and 10 at his own 12-yard line, Hailey swept left on a quarter back option, dabbed a juke right and then left, found the left sideline, broke a tackle at the Frost 35-yard line, then hit full speed racing for an 88-yard touchdown.
Near the end of the quarter, Ranger’s QB Jeffrey Beatty rolled right getting pressure from the Bears’ defensive line. Again LB Redmon read the play and broke in front of a receiver catching an interception in stride. Redmon raced 33-yards down the left sideline for a touchdown that propelled the Bears to a 36-8 halftime lead.
Besides his sack and interception, Redmon had 11 tackles in the game. Twenty different Bears recorded at least one tackle. Lane (10) and Brandon Folmar (10) also registered double-digit tackling totals.
Collin Drain’s fourth quarter touchdown run continued to keep the cheerleaders busy tossing plastic miniature footballs into the Frost stands. Drain took a hand-off running behind center Joseph Frazier for about seven yards, then broke toward the left to sideline, peeled back to the middle, broke several tackles along the way including employing a spin move, then raced past the secondary on a 62-yard touchdown run to seal the victory.
Ranger 8 0 6 0 -- 14
Frost 6 30 12 8 -- 56
First Downs 16 16
Rush-Yards 42-177 29-403
Passing Yards 90 61
C-A-I 8- 8-27-2 4-7-1
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties-Yards 4-30 5-65
F – Leonel Hernandez 16 run (run failed), 10:18
R – Stanley Stevens 11 pass from Jeffrey Beatty (Jim Saunders pass from Beatty), 3:56
F – Hernandez 3 run (Kobe Hailey run), 10:33
F – Hailey 10 run (run failed), 4:28
F – Hailey 88 run (Kurt Redmon run), 1:29
F – Redmon 33 Interception return (Hailey run), 0:37
F – Hailey 38 run (run failed), 8:56
R – Hayden Morgan 1 run (run failed), 4:41
F – Hailey 3 run (pass failed), 2:44
F – Collin Drain 62 run (Hailey run), 9:33
Rushing: Ranger: Beatty 24-124, Stevens 4-24, Jorge Bosquez 10-19, Morgan 2-5, Saunders 2-5. Frost: Hailey 13-216, Hernandez 9-98, Drain 3-70, Brandon Folmar 1-7, Antoni Alvarado 1-7, Preston Lane 1-(-1), Jose Vargas 1-(-4).
Passing: Ranger: Beatty 8-27-2-90. Frost: Hailey 3-6-1-53, Alvarado 1-1-0-8.
Receiving: Ranger: Stevens 4-34, Saunders 3-30, Bosquez 1-26. Frost: Drain 2-35, Juan Rodriguez 1-18, Vargas 1-8.