Southeast Rallies Past Redskins
Brock Kappelmann - September 22, 2018 2:25 am
The Liberal Redskins are o for September. LHS dropped their third straight game with a 14-8 loss to the Wichita Southeast Buffaloes Friday night at Heights Stadium in north Wichita.
Liberal got off to a slow start as Southeast forced a fumble on the Liberal 49. Cesar Burciaga briefly turned the momentum Liberal’s way by blocking a punt. But Liberal was unable to take advantage offensively. Richie Reed lofted a pass through two LHS defenders and into the arms of AJ King for a 67 yard touchdown with 3:37 to play in the second quarter. Liberal fumbled the ensuing kick return. But Liberal’s Alex Esparza pounced on a Buffalo fumble to give LHS the ball back. LHS trailed at the half 7-0.
The Redskins had an opportunity to tie the game toward the end of the third quarter with a 4th and 3 from the Buffalo five yard line but Southeast stopped Liberal. The Redskins took the lead in the game with 4:31 to play. Syris Dunlap lofted a 24 yard touchdown pass to Braxton Hyde. After an offsides penalty on the point after, the Redskins went for two and Burciaga ran it in for an 8-7 Redskin lead. But Southeast came back. Reid’s swing pass to Cherry went for 34 yards and a score with 1:03 remaining.
Liberal had 234 yards of offense to Southeast’s 225. LHS committed three turnovers to Southeast’s one. Liberal is 1-3 and Southeast is 2-2. Liberal plays at 1-3 Garden City on Friday at 7 with Redskin Pre-game at 6 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.