Benton Rangers Hosting Military Appreciation Night Friday vs. Pinckneyville

BENTON — The Benton Rangers football team has plenty of reasons to look forward to Friday night after starting the season 2-0. But there will be extra motivation for the boys’ of fall in Benton this Friday.

This Friday’s game against Pinckneyville is Military Appreciation Night. With honoring those who serve, along with the recent death of Benton native Brandon Pinson in Iraq, Rangers coach Justin Groves says his team is playing for much more than a win this week.

If Benton wins Friday night, it will be their first 3-0 start since 2012. That team went 9-2 and was the last Benton football team to make the playoffs.