Kapaun Clobbers Liberal
Brock Kappelmann - October 16, 2021 7:41 am
The third ranked team in 5A looked like it Friday night. The Kapaun Crusaders made their first visit to Liberal since 2002 and put a damper on the Redskins senior night with a 51-0 victory. The game was never close as Kapaun led 23-0 after one quarter and 37-0 at halftime. Kapaun running back Omari Elias ran for 154 yards while Liberal amassed just 131 yards. It was a return to Liberal for legendary coach Weston Schartz who has the second most wins in Wichita City League history. He played for Seward baseball for Richard Stonebreaker in 1979 and 1980.
Elias 15 yard run at the 10:44 mark. A bad Redskin snap into the endzone resulted in a Crusader safety. Elias four yard run made it 16-0 with 5:44 to play in the first quarter. Kapaun’s Isaac Schmitz intercepted a pass and took it 25 yards for the score and a 23-0 lead with 4:21 to play in the first. Elias one yard run began the scoring in the second quarter at the 11:23 mark. Kapaun quarterback Dylan Hamilton found Schmitz for a 10 yard score at the 1:41 mark to make it 37-0. Will Doolittle’s run made it 44-0 with 10:03 to play in the third quarter. Hamilton found Henry Chrisman for a three yard score. Liberal threw to interceptions and recovered two Kapaun fumbles.
Liberal is 3-4 and Kapaun is 6-1. Liberal plays Wichita North at Wichita South’s Carpenter Stadium Friday night at 7 with Redskin Pre-game at 6 on 1270, 92.3 FM, and kscbnews.net.