Liberal took momentum into halftime of their game Friday night at Garden City. They scored a touchdown and then got a stop against Garden City and raced into their locker room down just 19-14 at the half. But in an all too familiar scene, Garden City wore down the Redskins in the second half in a 37-14 Garden win over the Skins. Liberal has lost 17 straight WAC games and drop their fifth straight in the series with the Buffs.
Garden City quarterback Greyson Temple put on a show going 18-23 for 301 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 167 yards in two TD's. Liberal's Britton Abbott was 19-35 for 246 yards and an interception and ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Garden City amassed 544 yards compared to Liberal's 406 yards.
Garden City scored first on a 4th and seven when Temple found his twin brother Dustin Tempel for a 34 yard touchdown with 7:29 to play in the first quarter. Greyson Tempel's 14 yard run seven seconds into the second quarter made it 13-0.
Garden City stopped Liberal on a fourth down play but the Buffaloes saw LHS linebacker J.J. Lewis strip a ball away at the Garden nine on the next play. Britton Abbott's two yard TD made it 13-7 Buffs with 8:23 to play in the half. Temple found Johnathan Duvall for a 27 yard TD to make it 19-7. A Greyson Temple 35 yard run made it 37-14. Both teams committed one turnover in the game including Abbott's interception.
Liberal is 1-4 and 0-3 in the WAC while Garden City is 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the WAC. The Buffaloes play at Wichita East next week and Liberal hosts 4-1 Great Bend at 7 on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net.