Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Tuesday, 01 December 2015
Login |  Register 
***BREAKING NEWS***    No School at Meade and Plains/Kismet and 2 hours late at Moscow, Hugoton, Elkhart, Rolla, Stanton County, and booker    ***
Find Products or Services in your local community
Low  22°
High 44°
Low  21°
High 47°
Low  25°
High 50°
Low  32°
High 55°
Low  28°
High 54°
Low  27°
High 47°
Low  29°
High 51°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 24°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Redskins Exorcise WAC Demons

You didn't think this would be easy did you?  Liberal finally snapped a 19 game WAC losing streak that lasted five years Friday night.  Liberal beat Dodge City 40-27 in a game which ended shortly after midnight Saturday morning and included a two and a half hour lightning delay.  Liberal beats a WAC team for the first time since defeating Dodge City at Redskin Field in 2008 under coach Tom Schroeder.

Liberal's defense stood tall holding Dodge City to 290 yards.  The Skins made three goal line stands and forced two turnovers.  The defense held the Demons in check thanks in part to many dropped passes by DCHS receivers.  The defense also shrugged off excellent Dodge City field position after recovering Liberal's onside kicks.

Liberal made a goal line stand on Dodge City's opening drive before LHS quarterback Britton Abbott fired an out pattern to Trenton Hammond who reached over the cornerback for the catch and raced 94 yards for a touchdown at the 7:36 mark to make it 6-0.  Dodge City's kicker Dillon Burkhard kicked a 35 yard field goal with a 38 mile per hour wind at his back.  Red Demon signal caller Kelan Newton scored on a bootleg left for a 12 yard score to make it 10-6 DC with 1:12 to play in the first. 

LHS took the lead in the second quarter at the 11:05 mark when Rex Heronemus ran it in from eight yards out to lead 12-10.  Abbott's 14 yard TD run gave LHS an 18-10 lead at the 9:18 mark which ballooned to 20-10 when Abbott found Lorenzo Pando for the two.  Newton found tight end Eric Reid for a five yard score to pull DC withing 20-17 after the PAT.  But the Redskins had a few tricks up their sleeve.  Lorenzo Pando executed a double pass for 59 yards to Nolan Larkin.  Pando would flip a reverse pass to quarterback Abbott for a score to make it 26-17 LHS.  A Larkin interception during the closing moments of the first half prevented the Demons from drawing closer. 

Dodge City completed their homecoming ceremony and we had about two minutes before the second half was set to start before lightning filled the night sky.  The lightning delay lasted two and a half hours. 

It was about 10:45 when the second half finally resumed and Demon kicker Burkhard booted a 50 yard field goal to make it 26-20.  Blaik Middleton's nine yard score at the 6:20 mark of the third quarter gave the Red Demons the lead 27-26.  Dodge would not score again.

Britton Abbott's one yard touchdown capped a drive which included two 15 yard penalties against DC.  Alan Fraire, who was active all night a middle linebacker, recovered a fumble with 2:51 to go in the third.  Abbott feathered a 39 yard pass to Trenton Hammond to give LHS a 40-27 lead after a two point conversion from Abbott to Larkin with 2:05 to play in the third. 

The Redskins had about 520 yards of offense and Abbott passed for 292 yards including two scores to Hammond and rushed for 106 yards and two scores. 

Liberal snaps a four game losing skid against the Red Demons.  Liberal is 3-1 for the first time since 2008.  The Demons are 2-2 and 0-1 in the WAC.  Liberal is 1-1 in the WAC joining Garden City and Hays while Great Bend is 1-0 and DC is 0-1. 

Liberal hosts Garden City for homecoming Friday night at 7 with Redskin Pre-game at 6 on 1270 and 

© KSCB News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.

Liberal's Payton Emery is Winner of Billy's 10 Best  
A Fun Way to Finish for Redskins
Eisenhower Ends Liberal's Playoff Hopes
Goddard Lions Roar at Redskin Field
Buffaloes Burst Past Redskins
Redskins Win Flag Fest with Guymon
Rudzik Leads Ulysses Over Liberal
Four Skins Make All WAC Football Team
Maize South Ends Liberal's Season
Liberal Claims First District Title in Nine Years
Click Here For All Stories

SCCC/ATS Announces Thanksgiving Hours
Liberal Runners Compete at Nationals in Kentucky
OTLR To Host Holiday Tour Of Homes
No School at Meade and Plains/Kismet and 2 hours late at Moscow, Hugoton, Elkhart, Rolla, Stanton County, and booker
Garden City Man Sentenced For Possession of 16,000 Child Porn Images
City Commission Meets, Approves Crack Sealing Bid
4.7 Earthquake Hits Oklahoma, Kansas
Rubio Joins Growing List For Kansas Caucus
Redskins Rank 10th in First KBCA Poll
KHP Releases Thanksgiving Weekend Report
Click Here For All Stories

KHP Releases Thanksgiving Weekend Report
Garden City Man Sentenced For Possession of 16,000 Child Porn Images
Seward's Stevenson is NJCAA Player of the Week
Saints Soar Past Comets
4.7 Earthquake Hits Oklahoma, Kansas
Butler at Seward Postponed
No School at Meade and Plains/Kismet and 2 hours late at Moscow, Hugoton, Elkhart, Rolla, Stanton County, and booker
Saints Roll Over JV Team in Garden City
No Saints Broadcast Friday But Back on Saturday
OTLR To Host Holiday Tour Of Homes
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group