Liberty Runs Past Emmaus 26-20
This was the meeting that everyone waited for as Liberty (11-1) ran over and around Emmaus (10-2) to secure their bid in an all D11 4A Final.
Liberty and Emmaus did not meet in the regular season due to the LVC rotating schedules.
With this win Liberty faces Freedom for the second time this season in the D11/2/4 sub-regional final. The Hurricanes defeated the Pates 20-14 in the last game of the season.
The score does not tell the true story of this game!!!!
Emmaus had trouble all night stopping the “Canes” powerful rushing attack. Liberty out-rushed Emmaus 374-yards to 107-yards as well as dominated in just about every other statistical category.
Liberty controlled the clock resulting in a statistical nightmare in total yards (443 –202) and 23-10 in first downs.
Liberty’s field general, Anthony Gonzales rushed 22/207-yards and 2TD’s. Sr. RB Brandon Brader added in 23/146 and one TD.
With his performance Gonzalez joins Dan Persa as one or two Liberty player’s to both run and pass for 1,000-yards in a season. Also Brader eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark on this misty evening.
This week is once again the “Battle of Bethlehem” as Freedom was a 42-25 winner over Hazleton.
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