Liberty Crushes Forsyth
Thu, 11/11/2021 - 1:52pm admin
Championship Game Bound
Andrew Snider, sports correspondent
The Eagles used a 32-0 run to pull away from the Forsyth Panthers on their way to a 46-21 victory Friday night. After back-to-back touchdown runs from Forsyth to start the game, Liberty's defense stiffened up. The Liberty offense took it from there and dominated all night long.
Forsyth started the scoring early in the first quarter on a five-yard plunge from running back Corgan Strong. Four plays later, quarterback Carter Pruett found Lucas Frazier for the 20-yard Eagle's touchdown. Strong then ran in again from five yards out for the Panthers and the 14-6 Forsyth lead.
Midway through the second quarter, Pruett ran it in from 15 yards out. The two-point conversion run by Pruett tied the game at 14-14.
The Liberty defense then tightened up and held Forsyth on fourth and goal. Forsyth came up with their own stop with the Eagles driving deep in Panther territory.
Then, something happened, something in hindsight the Panthers probably wish they hadn't done. With the ball at their own 19-yard line and 1:22 in the clock before the half, they went for it on fourth and one. Liberty stuffed them. It ultimately seemed to shape the game completely. The Eagles scored moments later on Frazier's second touchdown catch of the game from Pruett. 22-14 Liberty at the half.
The second half was dominated on both sides of the ball by Liberty. They keyed in on Forsyth's go-to weapon Strong, and the Panthers never had an answer for the Eagles attack. Pruett and Tanner Ripko both added touchdown runs in the second half for the Eagles. Forsyth's Braxton Gross added a score of his own late in the game to make the final score of 46-21.
It’s survive and advance for the Eagles. Next up, they will play at Ava for the District Championship. The Eagles will be looking to avenge a 59-24 regular season loss to the Bears.