The Liberal Redskins were defeated by the Great Bend Panthers 22-19 Friday night in Great Bend after leading for most of the game.
The Skins' were sparked by Lavondrick Martin who opened up the game with a 91 yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage to give Liberal a 7-0 lead. It was then Michael Cummins who kept things going for the Redskins as he scored on a 79 yard touchdown run to give Liberal a 13-0 lead, which was the halftime score.
The third quarter also belonged to the Skins' as Slader McVey hooked up with Jade Cathey for a 36 yard touchdown pass to give Liberal a 19-7 lead. However, Great Bend scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to take the lead for good.
The Redskins had 399 yard of offense for the game. Bryce Johnson and Blake Abbott also added interceptions in the game for the Skins'.
Liberal is now 1-5 overall and finish 0-4 in WAC play. They will host Valley Center to open up district play next Friday at Redskin Field at 7 p.m.