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Liberal Outslugs Eisenhower

KSCB News - October 20, 2012 7:34 am

Goddard Eisenhower scored their most points they have scored this season, but it wasn’t enough. Liberal put up big offensive numbers and made enough stops on defense for a 56-35 Redskin win in front of a big homecoming and senior night crowd. Britton Abbott rushed for 154 yards and four touchdowns and pass for 234 yards and three scores with no interceptions. The Redskins forced four Eisenhower turnovers.

Abbott delivered a 37 yard TD to Trenton Hammond over the left side into the south end zone to Trenton Hammond to get the scoring started. A grinding Abbott 16 yard run made it 14-0 at the 4:55 mark.

Eisenhower’s Jacob Richardson returned a punt for an 85 yard touchdown.

A Trenton Hammond interception and 35 yard return for a score gave LHS a 21-7 lead after one quarter. Abbott stripped a Tiger ball carrier and raced all the way to the Tiger 40. That would later lead to a two yard Abbott run. A Nolan Larkin fumble recovery gave the Redskins the ball back and would lead to a three yard Abbott run for a touchdown.

Eisenhower’s Trevor Hughes found Tanner Ball for a 21 yard score on a halfback pass. A Hughes one yard run made it 35-21 Liberal with :45 to play in the half. But that was too much time to leave on the clock as the Redskins got a nine yard Abbott TD pass to J.J. Lewis fgor a score to make it 42-21 with three second to play before half.

There was no score in the third quarter but J.J. Lewis would recover a fumble leading to a two yard Abbott scoring run at the 10:37 mark of the fourth quarter meaning Liberal scored 28 points off the four Eisenhower turnovers.

Hughes scored on a one yard run to make it 49-28 with 7:41 to play and Britton Abbott found Hammond for a 16 yard score. Eisenhower scored the games final points on a hook and lateral with 4:22 to play.

Liberal is 2-6 and snaps a six game home losing streak and Eisenhower is 1-7. Liberal plays at #1 Bishop Carroll Friday night at 7 p.m. for the right to go to state.

 

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