By Don Nelson
Liberty Bell High School made an impressive debut in eight-man football with a 70-6 trouncing of Northport on Saturday (Sept. 5).
Coach Steve White said he wasn’t entirely surprised by the outcome, although the score was a little startling. “The players executed exactly like they have in practice,” he said. “I felt like the whole game went very smoothly.”
White said the entire 19-player roster saw action. “That’s one of my priorities,” he said. “If the guys put their time in at practice, they’re going to play.”
The Mountain Lions scored 11 touchdowns. Other statistics were not available this week. White said quarterback Derek Alumbaugh and linebacker Jacob McMillan had particularly good games. “Everybody did a good job,” he said. “They all contributed.”
White said the long bus trip over to Northport and back wasn’t too bad, and about 20 Mountain Lions fans managed to make to the game.
Liberty Bell’s next game will be on Sept. 18, when the Mountain Lions host Inchelium.
But local fans can get a look at eight-man football before then when the team plays an intra-squad “green and gold” game on Friday (Sept. 11) at 6 p.m. at the high school. The game is free and open to the public.