Second Half Sinks the Redskins in Great Bend
Brock Kappelmann - October 19, 2019 2:05 am
After trailing just 21-20 at halftime, the Liberal Redskins saw the Great Bend Panthers out score LHS 28-0 in the second half to beat LHS 49-20 Friday night at Great Bend Memorial Stadium. The Redskins drop their fifth straight game and lose their seventh straight WAC game.
Liberal’s Alex Esparza took a 68 yard score into the south end zone on the second play from scrimmage. Liberal got the two to lead 8-0 at the 11:11 mark of the first quarter. Great Bend quarterback Dalton Miller’s eight yard run late in the first quarter made it 8-7 after the PAT . LHS led 8-7 after one. Miller’s 22 yard TD run at the 11:53 mark of the second quarter gave the Panthers a 13-8 lead after the PAT failed. The Redskins fumbled the ensuing kick return giving the Panthers the ball on the LHS 34. Gage Fritz took it in from three yards out to lead 21-8 at the 10:58 mark. The Redskins rallied and Syris Dunlap’s three yard TD made it 21-14 with 8:35 to play in the half. Josh Arafol’s interception at the Redskin five stopped the next Panther drive. Liberal had to punt but Great Bend fumbled the return and Liberal recovered in Great Bend territory. Dunlap found Malcolm Wiltshire for an 11 yard score to make it 21-20 after the two point attempt failed. It was Great Bend 21 and LHS 20 at the half.
Miller found Alex Schremmer for a 21 yard touchdown pass to lead 28-20 with 9:49 to play in the third. Miller’s 14 yard run at the 5:33 mark made it 35-20. Fritz’s two yard run at the 55 second mark made it 41-20 in the third quarter. Fritz took it in from 21 yards out for the 49-20 lead.
Great Bend out gained the Redskins 466-217 after Liberal led the yardage 205-194 in the first half. Great Bend’s Miller rushed for 245 yards and Fritz ran for 136 yards. Dunlap ran for 97 yards and Esparza rushed for 87 yards.
Liberal loses for the 16th time in the last 17 games to Great Bend. Liberal is 2-5 and 0-3 in the WAC. Great Bend is 3-4 and 2-1 in the WAC. The Redskins play at 7-0 Dodge City Friday night at 7 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.
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