By Don Nelson
The Liberty Bell High School football team bounced back from a home-field defeat with a convincing 52-22 victory at Columbia/Hunters on Friday (Sept. 25).
Coach Steve White said that Enrique Whites got the Mountain Lions off to a quick start by returning a kickoff for a touchdown, and Liberty Bell never looked back.
Derek Alumbaugh powered the Mountain Lion offense with two touchdown passes and two running touchdowns. Tanner White also threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, Coach White said.
The touchdown passes went to Finley Holston, Seth Stevie and Andrew Reggiatore. The Mountain Lions added five two-point conversions, White said.
Owen Hedly picked off a pass in the fourth quarter to stymie any late-game comeback ideas the home team had, White said.
Liberty Bell is on the road again this weekend, but travels only as far as Pateros for a 7 p.m. game on Friday (Oct. 2). Once again, White said, it’s “uncharted territory” to prepare for a team the Mountain Lions haven’t seen before in their first season of eight-man football. A few offensive adjustments were necessary in last week’s game, the coach said.
Liberty Bell came out of the Columbia/Hunters game without any injuries, White said, and the entire squad got plenty of playing time.