Wednesday, 06 May 2015
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Wednesday
Low  56°
High 81°
Thursday
Low  55°
High 82°
Friday
Low  52°
High 75°
Saturday
Low  46°
High 74°
Sunday
Low  37°
High 70°
Monday
Low  43°
High 66°
Tuesday
Low  50°
High 73°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 81°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Panthers Must Pant to Beat Redskins
10/08/2011
1703

Liberal made Great Bend earn a win Friday night at Great Bend Memorial Stadium.  The shorthanded Redskins led the heavily favored Panthers 14-7 after one quarter and trailed 21-14 at halftime before the Panthers (3-2, 3-0) dominated the second half to win their homecoming game 37-14 over the Liberal Redskins (1-5, 0-4).  Liberal lost three more starters this week after injuries to quarterback Britton Abbott and linebackers Michael Troutner and Nolan Larkin.  Liberal has now lost five starters to likely season ending injuries.

Liberal's Trenton Hammond returned the opening kickoff to the GBHS 35 hushing the big homecoming crowd.  Liberal's drive would stall and Great Bend would use trickery on their first play from scrimmage.  Quarterback Mitch Kottas tossed a lateral to a Great Bend receiver and Great Bend pretended the pass was incomplete until the receiver threw a 66 yard touchdown to Connor Sell.  But buoyed by two Great Bend turnovers, Liberal would take the lead.  Sell fumbled a punt return when Trenton Hammond dislodged the ball and the Skins recovered.  Caleb Wehling tossed a touchdown to Hammond on a hook pattern which he turned into a 29 yard TD at the 6:39 mark.  Michael Begley intercepted a Kottas pass at the GBHS 26.  Mauricio Neal used a great second effort on a one yard run which helped the Redskins take a 14-7 lead with 3:04 to play in the first quarter. 

Josh Lopez took in a one yard touchdown to tie the game at the 9:42 mark in the second quarter.  Great Bend recovered a controversial fumble leading to the go ahead score.  Liberal's sideline believed Trenton Hammond's fumble should have been whistled dead, but the play was allowed to continued and Liberal fumbled for the Panthers to recover at the LHS 25.  Kottas scrambled right and then left to find a wide open Jeremy Sigler for a 19 yard touchdown on a 4th and 14 play.  That made it  21-14 with 6:35 to play.   A Redkin goal line stand as time ran out in the first half allowed the Skins to trail just 21-14 at the break.

The Panthers dominated the second half which began with Liberal running a reverse on a kick return only for the Panthers to tackle Isaac Gallegos in the end zone for a safety to make it 23-14 nine seconds into the second half.  Liberal worked against a 30 mile per hour wind in the third quarter.  Great Bend's second possession of the half began at the 34 of Liberal.  A two yard Lopez run made it 30-14 with 6:27 to play.  A Jonathan Allende six yard run made it 37-14 after the point after.

The Panthers amassed 451 yards while holding the Redskins to 114 yards.  Caleb Wehling was 5-9 with 80 yards passing and one touchdown without an interception.  Great Bend's Josh Lopez rushed for 115 yards.  Great Bend defeats Liberal for a 10 straight time as Liberal drops their 14th straight WAC game. 

Liberal hosts 5-1 Bishop Carroll Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Gary Cornelsen Sports Complex for Senior Night.  The Eagles beat rival Kapaun 20-13 Friday night at Carroll Field. 

© 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.


RELATED STORIES
Four LHS Athletes Sign  
LHS Hosts Pep Rally After Final Fun Run
Summer Culminates in Pep Rally
Van Wyhe Ready for Red and Black  
Redskins Manhandle Maize South
Gruver Questions Effort After Garden City Loss  
Happy Homecoming for Redskins  
Fast Start Fizzles in Hays  
J.J. Lewis Signs at Fort Hays State  
Redskins Get Out of Guymon with a Win  
Click Here For All Stories

MOST VIEWED STORIES
Judge Blocks Meade Couple Release In Money Laundering Case
Community Unites to Provide Care for victims of Sexual Assault
Former Liberal Grad Student Of The Month at Kansas State
KDOT Road Project To Begin In Grant County
Parcel and Tiedeman Named Teacher of the Year
Adopt A Highway Program Celebrates 25 Years
Redskin Boys Strong in Second Place Finish at Hutchinson
Errors Costly in Liberal's First Loss
"Chair"ish The Children Benefit Saturday at Liberal Country Club
SCCC/ATS Serves as New Regional Host for Small Business Development
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Lady Saints Move Into Top 10 in Tucson
Capping, Pinning at SCCC/ATS Friday
Seward Tennis Climbs Ladder in Day Two
Firefighters from Liberal Region Are Trained in Natural Gas Safety
Former Liberal Grad Student Of The Month at Kansas State
LHS Baseball and Softball on Opposite Ends of Standings
Liberal Ranks Third in 5A
Seward Hosts Final Booster Club Meeting Tonight
Panhandle Conference Announces Top Baseball Players
Oakden and Mawhinney Named All Conference
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