High School Football: Rangers Fall to Garfield Heights in Season Opener

The Rangers opened up the season at home against Garfield Heights with a 42-0 loss Friday night. In addition to being the first game of the season it was also the first game as head coach for Lakewood's Tom Thome. Despite the loss fans and students enjoyed a lovely evening together at First Federal Lakewood Stadium. Photos by Jacob Chabowski / All photos property of The Lakewood Observer


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  • Lakewood marching band and cheerleaders during the pregame activities. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood marching band and cheerleaders during the pregame activities. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood marching band and cheerleaders during the pregame activities. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood marching band and cheerleaders during the pregame activities. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood marching band and cheerleaders during the pregame activities. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood marching band and cheerleaders during the pregame activities. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood marching band and cheerleaders during the pregame activities. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Tom Thome before his first game as Rangers Head Coach. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood's Ethan Uechi recovers a punt. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood RB Dwighski Jackson and QB Albert Wilhelmy look to the sidelines for the playcall. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Evan Hampton returns a punt for the Rangers.Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood's Evan Hampton is tackled by Garfield Heights' Demar Williams. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Jovante Wimbley runs with the ball for Lakewood. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood QB Albert Wilhelmy hands the ball off to RB Dartanyan Fitch. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • A QB sack Garfield Heights' Donald Willis results in a Ranger's fumble. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Bulldogs RB Isaiah Jackson runs into a wall of Lakewood players. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Kyren Jefferson is pushed out of bounds. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Edwin Rodriguez punts the ball for Lakewood. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Garfield Heights QB Marlon Jordan runs the ball. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Ty'Riek Smith gets the carry for the Bulldogs. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • WR Donald Willis make the catch for the Garfield Heights touchdown. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • A fumble recovery for Garfield Heights. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Ty'Riek Smith gets tackles by Lakewood's Nate Bilski. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Jovante Wimbley escapes the grasp of a defender. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood's Will Rosenberger looks to make the tackle. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood's little fans. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood's Albert Wilhelmy gets ready to take the snap. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood's Albert Wilhelmy attempts a pass to WR Milan Jackson Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Calvin Tillett runs with the ball after making a catch for Lakewood. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

  • Evan Hampton attempts a catch for Lakewood. Lakewood Rangers vs Garfield Heights Bulldogs 8/24/018 by Jacob Chabowski / The Lakewood Observer

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