BENTON — The Benton Rangers’ turnaround lives on to the second week of November. After one win a year ago, the team beat Salem for their first playoff win in the Class 4A playoffs since the Rangers last went 4A in 2002.
Benton football coach Justin Groves says he expected this year’s team to be improved, but maybe not necessarily a 1-8 to 8-1 turnaround.
The Rangers head to Effingham for their round 2 matchup. Kickoff against the Flaming Hearts is set for 3 p.m.