LIBERTY OH- The Liberty Leopards and the Campbell Memorial Red Devils met Friday night for a battle in the MVAC Grey Tier. The Leopards came in winless, and Campbell had just one win on the season. Both teams have had their struggles in the first half of the season, but they were both trying to turn things around for the back half of the year.
Liberty came into week six with a whole lot of questions. Friday night they found a few answers, as they came out and had their best game of the season by far. Led by the momentum from Homecoming and the introduction of the 2022 Hall of Fame class the Leopards came out with fire in their eyes and never looked back. They would get huge boosts from the special teams and defense as both sides would collect a touchdown during the game.
The Red Devils offense would continue to struggle this week, but with the help of their special teams they would tie their season high for points on the season with 21. Turnovers severely stunted their progress in the game and led to them getting behind in this game.
Campbell would start the game with the ball, but they would go three and out and punt the football to Quez Patterson who would take it from his own ten-yard line and flip the field as he took it into the redzone on a seventy-five-yard return. On the first play from scrimmage for the Leopards John Lard would punch in a fifteen-yard touchdown. On the ensuing kickoff the Red Devils would respond as Mihali Koullias who take it ninety yards for a Campbell touchdown. They weren’t done with special teams yet as after one kickoff touchdown there would be another. Quez Patterson would match the previous touchdown with ninety yards of his own for a Leopards touchdown.
Everything after that would go the Leopards way as Campbell QB would fumble and throw two interceptions that put his squad behind. Liberty’s Quez Patterson would be named player of the game thanks to his efforts on special teams and defense, as to go along with the great returns he would also grab a pick-six and another interception that came on the final play of the game.Liberty found their first win of the season as they move to (1-4) and are now also fourth in the MVAC Grey Tier. Liberty will head on the road in week seven as they will play Champion. Campbell falls to (1-5) as they continue to struggle this season. They will head on the road and take on the one loss Garfield G-Men next week.
*Contributed By YSN’s Alek Koberna