Despite 117 yards rushing on 18 carries by senior running back Terrick Peterson the Liberty Panthers football team wrapped up the 2020 season by losing to the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns, 21-14 on Friday. The longhorns had a vey tough defense, as does Liberty, so it was a hard fought contest to cap off a hard-luck season for the Panthers. That season ended at Liberty's Memorial Stadium. The loss gave the Panthers a 4 win 5 loss record for the season and 1 and 4 in District 11-4A play. Liberty QB Austin Walker was 8 for 17 passing for 93 yards and 2 touchdowns thru the air. Hamshire-Fannett scored first on a 66-yard halfback pass from Jordan Joiner to Evan Viator (vee-uh-tor) in the second period. That Hamshire Fannett 7-0 lead was also the score at the half. Liberty looked promising in the third quarter but had a long touchdown run called back, on an away from the ball penalty, and were unable to get started again. The Longhorns scored again in the third period, giving the visitors a 14-0 lead. Liberty got on the scoreboard in the 3rd period when senior tight end Devin Fregia caught an 8-yard strike from Austin Walker. Then Hamshire-Fannett scored once more. That was in the 4th quarter making score 21-7 Horns. The Coach Chad Taylor led Panthers scored on their next possession. It was a 10-play, 78-yard drive highlighted with a 10-yard pass from Austin Walker to Vincent Harris and the scoreboard read 21-14 Hamshire-Fannett in the final period. It would not change again. So that wraps up the very different and eventful 2020 football season for Liberty. Again, it was a 4-5 season record but just 1-4 in conference play. Clearly the Panthers were the toughest team in 11-4A not to reach the playoffs. That is easy to say, but consider that Liberty was the toughest team to beat for both West Orange Stark and Silsbee, and both of those district foes ranked in the top ten of Texas 4A schools. A tip of the hat to 19 Panther seniors.