Photos by Sarah Brenden

Photos by Sarah Brenden

Liberty football advance to quarterfinals

The Patriots host Ellensburg 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Liberty Patriots hosted the first round of the 2A state tournament Nov. 9.

Liberty beat Sehome High School 21-14.

The win advances Liberty to the quarterfinals where the Patriots are set to host Ellensburg at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

The Patriots opened the game with a kickoff return for six by Ryan Cain. Connor Davis with the PAT and Liberty led 7-0 only 12 seconds into the game.

The remainder of the first quarter was scoreless for both teams.

Liberty added to its lead in the second quarter with a seven yard rushing touchdown by Colton Wigen. Davis added the PAT and the Patriots led Sehome 14-0.

With six minutes remaining in the third quarter, Sehome scored on a one yard rush cutting the Patriots lead to 14-7.

Now in the fourth quarter with four minutes to play, Sehome has the ball on its own 18 yard line on third down.

Liberty’s Jake Wright intercepted and returned it for six. Davis added the point after to improve the Patriots 21-7 over Sehome.

Finally as the clock wound down, Sehome had the ball on the one yard line with two minutes to play.

The Mariners added to its score with a one yard pass with a minute remaining.

Time expired and Liberty won 21-14.

If the Patriots beat Ellensburg Saturday, the boys will advance to the state semifinals — one win away from the state championship game.

The semifinals are scheduled for Nov. 24 and the championship game is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Tacoma Dome.


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Photos by Sarah Brenden

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