Liberty Win Fueled By 20-Point Third Quarter

Verrado at Liberty


Final: Liberty 37 Verrado 14


Verrado got on the scoreboard quickly. Viper LB Zach Jernigan intercepted Austin Svoboda on the second play of the game and took it to the house for the early 7-0 lead.

After missing a field goal in the 1st quarter, Liberty got on the board in the second on a Dylen Bieber field goal. 7-3.

The Liberty defense forced a punt and it didn’t take long before the Lions grabbed their first lead of the game. Svoboda hit Jace Johnson on a deep ball to get to the 1 yard line. LB Ryan Puska then lined up at QB and plunged in for a score on the next play. 10-7 Liberty.

It took Verrado all of one play to take the lead back. RB JaTai Jenkins broke loose for a 72 yard TD on the first play from scrimmage. 14-10.

Liberty added one more score before halftime on a Svoboda to Bieber TD pass from 50 yards out. 17-14 Liberty at the half.

Liberty had a huge third quarter, exploding for 20 points on offense as the defense forced three punts in the quarter.

Bieber scored from 35 yards out to give the Lions a 23-14 lead. Puskas added a second score from the wildcat before big RB Jace Accurso threw a TD pass to Jaydan Newman.

Neither team scored in the fourth quarter.

Final: Liberty 37 Verrado 14


This was a close game through the first half. Give credit to Liberty’s defense, they clamped down in the second half. They forced three straight punts, a turnover and a turnover on downs in the second half.

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