Liberty turns focus to playoffs after falling to Powdersville in regular-season finale

By Zachary Arms
Special to The Courier

LIBERTY — The Liberty Red Devils didn’t get the senior night ending they wanted as they fell to the Powdersville Patriots 28-7 in their regular-season finale on Friday night.

Liberty is now 3-7 as it faces the daunting task of hitting the road for the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs to take on undefeated Chapman this Friday.

At kickoff of last week’s game at home against Powdersville, the temperature was a crisp 56 degrees with clear skies and no wind.

Powdersville jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter with a pair of long Thomas Williams touchdown runs before Liberty came back to make it a one-score game in the second quarter with a 22-yard pass from E.J. Stafford to Aaron Spruill.

The Patriots then added to their lead with a pair of interception return scores in the third quarter to make the final score 28-7.

Red Devils head coach Kyle Stewart said one of the most glaring problems for his team was its play up front, which he chalked up to depth issues. Only 19 players saw the field for Liberty in the game.

“Throughout the ball game, we struggled to control the line of scrimmage, which has

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