The results were the same, but the effort wasn't. Liberal competed to the very end in an 82-67 loss at Scott City Friday night. The game was never in question, but recently the Redskin effort has been in question. But after the game Friday night, Liberal head coach Drew Gruver said if his team plays with that kind of effort, they will win some games down the stretch.
But in the end, it was another lopsided loss to 3A juggernaut Scott City who is 11-1 and ranked number one. Scott led 24-14 after one quarter and 42-32 at halftime. The Beavers led 71-44 after three quarters.
The Redskins committed 19 turnovers in the loss.
J.J. Lewis scored 21 but Scott City's Drew Kite poured in 28 points on a night when he was introduced as a Shrine Bowl football player July 22 in Topeka.
Liberal is 3-10 and plays at Dodge City Tuesday night on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net at about 7:45.