Junior quarterback Lucien Paz completed 12 of 13 pass attempts for 152 yards and rushed for 113 yards on nine carries in leading the Mountain Lions to a 98-18 victory over the Republic Tigers in 1B District playoff action Saturday at Liberty Bell High School.
Bodie Thomson added 114 yards on five carries as the Mountain Lions tallied 310 yards rushing and Liberty Bell piled up 470 yards of total offense in the highest point output in the history of the Methow Valley school.
Republic had no answer for the bigger, swifter Mountain Lions, who scored five times via the ground game and six passing, as Liberty Bell rolled to a 46-6 first quarter lead, invoking the 40-point mercy rule and running clock at the start of the second quarter.
Next action for the Mountain Lions will be Saturday, Nov. 18, time and place yet to be determined. As the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, Liberty Bell gets a first-round bye and await the winner of Saturday’s Darrington at Wellpinit game.