Hays Manhandles Redskins
Brock Kappelmann - September 18, 2021 7:41 am
The Hays Indians used a running clock for a second straight week in a 58-14 trouncing of Liberal Friday night at Redskin Field. Hays led 51-6 at halftime. The game featured a continuous clock in the second half. The Indians amassed over 500 yards of offense. It’s Liberal’s most lopsided home loss since falling to Bishop Carroll 54-7 in 2011.
For Hays, Roy Moroni scored on a six yard run at the 9:05 mark. Liberal’s Trystian Juarez gave the Redskins some spark with a 41 yard run but Hays tackled him from behind forcing a fumble. Liberal atoned with a Hunter Huskey interception. Maroni’s 11 yard run at the 3:05 mark made it 14-0 after the PAT. Liberal’s high snap into the endzone led to a safety and a 16-0 Hays lead at the 2:48 mark. Quarterback Jaren Kanak’s shovel pass to Bryce Salmans resulted in a 24 yard TD to make it 23-0 with 1:31 to play in the quarter. Kanak, who is going to Clemson, ripped off a 63 yard run at the 8:26 mark for at 30-0 lead. Kanak’s 18 yard run made it 37-0 after the PAT. Hunter Huskey’s 78 yard kick return for a score made it 37-6. Maroni added another TD run with 4:42 to play for a 44-6 Hays lead. Maroni’s 29 yard run made it 51-6 Hays with 1:14 to play.
With a running clock in the second half, Huskey ripped off a 48 yard run with 7:27 to play. Brooks Kappelmann found Erek Lira for the two point conversion. Trent Summers three yard TD run made it 58-14 after the PAT.
Hunter Huskey was the Epic Touch Player of the Game. Liberal has lost 25 of their last 26 WAC home games. Hays has five straight wins against the Redskins. Liberal is 1-2 and plays at 1-2 Wichita Southeast Friday night at 7 with Redskin Pre-game at 6 on 1270, 92.3, and kscbnews.net.