LIBERTY OH- Liberty awoke with determination, securing their first victory of the season in a commanding fashion, overpowering Crestview with a final score of 41-6. The game kicked off with Crestview’s Jake Doling capping an impressive 73-yard opening drive with a 17-yard rushing TD, although the PAT was missed, giving Crestview an early 6-0 lead. Liberty quickly responded as Dawaun Moody burst through the defense for a stunning 48-yard rushing TD, tying the game at 6-6.
In the second quarter, Liberty’s Dwayne Moody showcased his explosive speed with an incredible 85-yard rushing TD, followed by a successful 2-point conversion by Tawann Tutwiler, resulting in a 14-6 lead for Liberty. Crestview mounted a promising drive, but it ended at the Liberty 10-yard line following a Dwayne Moody interception with just 27 seconds left in the half.
After halftime, Liberty’s defense tightened, with Ethan Kane intercepting Crestview’s pass at the Liberty 25-yard line. Crestview struggled to find their rhythm, resulting in a three-and-out. Liberty capitalized on their momentum, with Dwayne Moody adding an 18-yard rushing TD and Tawann Tutwiler connecting with Dawaun Moody for a 33-yard TD pass, although the PAT was blocked, extending the lead to 20-6.
The fourth quarter continued to favor Liberty as Tayon Sly intercepted a pass and returned it for a 61-yard pick-six, with the PAT good, making it 35-6. Crestview’s woes continued as they fumbled the ensuing kickoff, giving Liberty excellent field position. Tutwiler added to the lead with a 40-yard rushing TD, although the PAT was no good, sealing the deal with a final score of 41-6 in favor of Liberty. This decisive victory marked a turning point for Liberty’s season, and they look ahead to their next matchup at home against Brookfield, while Crestview will seek redemption at home against Campbell Memorial.