Wichita North Humbles Liberal
Brock Kappelmann - September 8, 2018 7:43 am
Wichita North had won five games the past six years. This year’s North Redskins are 2-0 under former Meade coach Scott Moshier. North came to the Gary Cornelsen Sports Complex and beat Liberal 13-6. North’s defense stifled the LHS offense and that was the difference in the game. North held Liberal to 181 yards of offense and won despite only 214 yards of offense.
North, running a single wing offense, scored a passing touchdown from Joe Williams 3 to Chris Zaricki from 16 yards out with 2:22 to play in the first quarter. That occurred on a 3rd and 14 play. Two key plays in the first half were a roughing the punter penalty when LHS would have received a punt most likely in North territory. Also a Liberal receiver nearly made a juggling catch but it resulted in a North interception with nine seconds remaining in the quarter. North did not score again until Joe Williams 3 raced 74 yards for a score with 1:12 to play to lead 13-0. Isiah Witherspoon scored with 10 second left and LHS went for two and did not get it.
Liberal was 12-27 with 102 yards passing and two interceptions. Liberal rushed for 79 yards. North’s Joe Williams accounted for 198 of North’s 214 yards.
North is 2-0 and Liberal is 1-1. LHS plays at 0-2 Hays to open Western Athletic Conference play Friday at 7 with Redskin Pre-game at 6 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.