A tough first quarter started off a long night for the Liberty Bell High School football team, as the home field Lake Roosevelt Raiders prevailed 42-0.A tough first quarter started off a long night for the Liberty Bell High School football team, as the home field Lake Roosevelt Raiders prevailed 42-0.
Liberty Bell coach Bob Bucsko reported that the Mountain Lions lost three starters to injuries in the first 12 minutes of play. Quinton Knox and Seth Stevie suffered knee injuries, and Brayden White a shoulder injury.
“This pretty much depleted our running back core,” the coach said. “Lake Roosevelt dominated play offensively and defensively.”
Standouts for Liberty Bell were quarterback Tanner White, with 56 yards on 10 carries, and Magnus Treise, who had nine unassisted tackles and five assisted tackles to anchor the defense. “He was all over the field,” Bucksko said of Treise. Reid Wenger also had seven unassisted tackles. Owen Hevly had a fumble recovery, and Alex Garcia registered a sack.
Fumbles continued to be a problem for the Mountain Lions, although they recovered three of their four bobbles. White was 0-5 passing with an interception.
The Mountain Lions are now 0-3 on the season. Liberty Bell hosts Soap Lake on Friday (Sept. 22), with kickoff at 7 p.m. The Eagles come in with a record of 1-2. Some Liberty Bell players who were ineligible because they had not attended enough practices may be available for the Soap Lake game.