NEWTON FALLS OH- In a high-scoring showdown on the road, the Liberty Leopards displayed their offensive prowess, securing a 49-33 win over a resilient Newton Falls team.
The game’s momentum shifted dramatically when Liberty’s Brandon Benson ignited a spark while his team trailed 7-6. Benson’s electrifying 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown injected life into the Leopards’ effort.
Liberty’s offensive stars shone brightly, with quarterback Tawann Tutwiler leading the charge. Tutwiler made a significant impact with 100 rushing yards on seven carries and an impressive 9-of-16 passing for 107 yards and two touchdown strikes.
Running back Dawaun Moody contributed his share to the offensive explosion, tallying 74 yards on seven carries and punching in a touchdown. He also showcased his versatility with two receptions for 42 yards, including a touchdown catch.
Dwayne Moody made his presence felt, contributing a dynamic 41-yard touchdown run. He also showcased his receiving skills with a touchdown reception, accumulating 51 receiving yards on three catches.
On the other side, Newton Falls put up a valiant effort, led by Carter Rapczak. Rapczak carried the ball 22 times for 108 rushing yards and found the end zone three times. Through the air, he completed 8 of 11 passes for 48 yards.
Caden Short made his mark with five receptions for 28 yards, providing Rapczak with a reliable target.
In a contest defined by explosive offensive plays, both teams demonstrated their scoring capabilities. However, Liberty’s ability to capitalize on big moments and the standout performances of Tutwiler, Moody, and Benson paved the way for their 49-33 victory.