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Redskins Can’t Tame Tigers in Ulysses

Brock Kappelmann - September 26, 2020 7:36 am

In their first meeting since 2017, Ulysses enjoyed their homecoming with a 22-12 win over the visiting Liberal Redskins Friday night at Maxwell Field in Ulysses.  Liberal has lost 11 straight games and is 0-4 for the first time since 2006.  It was 95 degrees at kickoff.

Oscar Martinez of Ulysses intercepted a Liberal pass on the second LHS play from scrimmage at the 11:08 mark.  Ulysses converted two fourth downs including a Koy Kenny ‘s 31 yard run set up a Jessie Rosales 10 yard touchdown run made it 6-0 as the two point attempt failed.  Martin Devora’s three yard touchdown run and the at the 2:41 mark of the first quarter made it 14-0 after Kenny found Yahir Alverado for two.  Jaylin Staten got Liberal on the board with a 55 yard touchdown run on a direct snap.  Liberal got a stop and got the ball back but Ulysses recovered a fumble at the UHS 45 on a controversial fumble call by the officials.  Malcolm Wiltshire would stymie the drive with an interception.  Liberal’s goal line stand at the end of the first half ended with an Adrian Zuniga interception.  It was 14-6 Tigers at the half.

Liberal possessed the the ball much of the third quarter but neither team scored.  Brennan Vagher’s 12 yard TD at the 10:59 mark and two point conversion pass from Ben Scott to Oscar Martinez made it 22-6.  Devora intercepted a Liberal pass.  Hunter Huskey recovered a Ulysses fumble.  Shay Kerr’s one yard run made it 22-12 as Liberal’s 2 point attempt failed.

Ulysses, who was averaging 5 points and game and 177 yards a game, amassed 320 yards.  Liberal was held to 190 yards.  Aldo Avalos was the Epic Touch Player of the Game.

Liberal hosts Garden City for homecoming Friday night at 7 at the Gary Cornelsen Sports Complex.  There will be fireworks at the game.  Redskin Pregame begins at 6 on 1270 and  Ulysses hosts Borger Friday.



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