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Redskins Hang Tough in Hays Despite Turnovers

Brock Kappelmann - September 19, 2020 2:05 am

The Liberal Redskins committed five turnovers leading to 21 Hays points in a 27-13 Hays win at Lewis Field in Hays Friday night.  Otherwise, Liberal played their best game of the season against the team picked to win the WAC.  Hays did not commit a turnover.

The Redskins fumbled on their first play from scrimmage and the Indians recovered on the LHS 45.  Hays quarterback Dylan Dreiling swung out a sideline pass to Jordan Dale who raced 47 yards into the endzone at the 11:06 mark.  It was 7-0 Indians after 1.  Dreiling’s 16 yard run at the 7:18 mark of the second quarter gave Hays a 14-0 lead.  A 30 yard run by Easton Zapien set up Alex Esparza for a three yard score.  The Aidan Schwindt PAT made it 14-7 Hays with 5:14 to play in the half.  Dalton Dale of Hays intercepted a pass to the LHS 22.  Jordan Dale’s two yard run gave the Indian’s a 21-7 lead after the PAT with 1:41 to play in the half.  21-7 stood up as the halftime score.

The Redskins turned it over on their first play from scrimmage in the second half giving the Indians the ball on the Redskin 22.  Dreiling’s three yard TD run gave the Indians a 27-7 advantage after the PAT with 1:35 to play in the third.  Zapien’s nifty 40 yard run late in the game gave the Skins a second score.

Hays had 421 yards compared to Liberal’s 227.  Zapien rushed for 133 yards in the loss.  Trystian Juarez was named Epic Touch Player of the Game for his defense.  Hays beats Liberal for a fourth straight year.  Liberal is 0-3 and 0-2 in the WAC and Hays is 3-0 and 2-0.  Liberal plays at Ulysses Friday at 7 on 1270 and

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