Liberal Finishes Football Season at Maize
Brock Kappelmann - October 27, 2018 3:54 am
The Liberal Redskins finish 1-8 after a 56-15 loss at the Maize Eagles on Friday night. The Eagles built a 42-0 halftime lead and amassed 595 yards of offense against the Redskins. Maize quarterback Caleb Grill was 34-44 for 472 yards. The Redskins had 192 yards and Maize had 639 yards.
Grill’s one yard run at the 6:32 mark made it 7-0 after the PAT. Grill found Brandle Studevan for a 17 yard score to lead 14-0. That was the score after one. A hook-and-ladder by the Eagles gave them at 21-0 lead. Grill’s TD pass to Preven Christon made it 35-0. Grill’s one yard TD run made it 42-0 with 22 second remaining in the half.
Alex Yanez forced a fumble and Syris Dunlap scooped the ball up and ran for a touchdown at the 10:10 mark. Liberal scored the only points of the third quarter. Grill found Clay Kelley for a score to make it 49-7. The Redskins used three quarterbacks on the night: Syris Dunlap, Braxton Hyde, and Alex Esparza. Esparza ran for a score with 5:03 to play and got the two. Backup quarterback Isaac Stanton lofted a 58 yard TD for Creighton Kelley for a 58 yard score.
Liberal loses their 11th consecutive playoff game. Maize is 8-1.