Red Devils fall to Saluda in first round of playoffs

By Matthew Kannarney
Special to the Courier

SALUDA — It was an emotional scene after the Liberty High School football team’s season came to an end Friday night at Saluda.

The Red Devils had just lost 43-7 to the Tigers in a first-round playoff game, and the reality that the season had just finished had begun to set in, especially for Liberty’s six seniors.

Not many know how it feels to walk off the field after the final game of their life. It is a moment of many emotions. Not only is it a heartbreaking experience, it is also a time of grateful reflection — not just on the years of work put in to the game they love, but also on the time spent with their brothers on the field.

“We’ve made progress as a program and tonight we saw what it was like,” Liberty head coach Paul Sutherland said after the game. “Our kids have never

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