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Panthers go 2-0 on the season


The Liberty Panther Football team has rushed to an impressive 2-0 record for the 2020 season and Friday night the Panthers were on fire. This time they manhandled the Diboll Lumberjacks on the road in Diboll with a defensive masterpiece, 37-0. Offensively, Head Coach Chad Taylor utilized the one-two punch of senior running back Alijah Terrell and senior fullback Terrick Peterson to total nearly 400 offensive yards. Assistant Coach Jeff Stewart's new defensive look played another inspired game. The Lumberjacks' longest drive of the night was a 7-play, 46-yard into Panther territory that resulted in a missed field goal by Diboll, and that's as close as they came all night. Liberty put up 392 yards of total offense on 42 plays. Liberty still prefers the offensive ground gain but they might even try 6 or 7 passes in a game. The leading Panther ground gain effort was by Terrick Peterson. After missing week one with a sore ankle, on Friday, Terrick rushed for 168 yards on 9 carries and scored 2 touchdowns. Another senior, Alijah Terrell, had another good performance, with 14 carries for 137 yards and 2 touchdowns of his own. Freshman kicker Brian Montes booted a 36-yard field goal as time expired in the first half, bringing the score to 10-0 Liberty. It was Montes second field goal try of the season and he was good on both. Not bad for a freshman. Early in the third quarter Alijah Terrell raced 61 yards for a Panther score. Then on Liberty’s next possession came the longest run of the night. Fullback Terrick Peterson took the handoff at the Panther’s 10 yard line and blasted his way 90 yards for a Liberty touchdown. Liberty 24- Diboll -0. The final scoring was by Panther sophomore Manny Freeman getting his first high school TD on a 27-yard run. With the good point after kick the final score was on the board 37-0, Liberty. Next week, the Panthers are on the road, for the third straight week, to face the Shepherd Pirates and try to keep that perfect record. Please help us spread the word that all Liberty Panther football games are televised live with the UIL change in rules that allows live video because of the pandemic. The KSHN.com broadcast team is Joe Roberts, on the play by play, with Neal Thornton on statistics and analysis. Plus Key Buchanan will be on camera for the video. The important thing is if you can’t make it to the games then hear or see the games on KSHN.com. For the 43rd consecutive season hear just the audio of the broadcast on KSHN.com. Using a smart phones go to kshn.com and click the Panther on the front page. For the live video of the Liberty Panthers, click the sports tab, the video will be right at the top of that page. So catch all the action live here video or audio only on KSHN.com anywhere in the world. Pregame show with JOE, Neal, and Key about 15 minutes before kickoff. If you miss the video, it will be loaded to our YouTube channel, KSHN News, on Monday.



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