Parkland drops Liberty to (0-2) wins 21-14.
In Bethlehem, on a rainy and windy night, Parkland hangs on and improves to (2-0) in the LVC by defeating the Hurricanes of Liberty 21-14.
Liberty playing with an injured Anthony Gonzalez who will get operated on Tuesday to repair damage in his knee could not avoid mistakes and collect their first win of the season. Gonzalez injured his meniscus in the first quarter of last weeks shackling from North Penn. He was able to play as doctors said he could not do anymore damage but will miss the next 2-3 weeks.
For Parkland it was the spark of backup QB Dominic Posocco who got things rolling for the Trojans. He was inserted into the game in the 2nd quarter after starter Casey Cooperman had poor play and threw 2 INT’s.
This game was about who could survive the elements and turnovers. Parkland had 4 while Liberty had 3. It was a game of field position as each team had trouble punting due to the wind. Perhaps the biggest killer was discipline. Liberty had 10 penalties and 8 fumbled snaps.
Liberty was first to get on the board with a 4-yard fade from Gonzalez to West. A few turnovers later it was Kurt Kaunas who scooted in from 14-yards out tying the game at 7.
Just like last week against North Penn, Liberty was trying to stop a 4th and goal from the 1-yard line with 5 seconds left in the first half. The result was a Posocco keeper for the TD and the 14-7 lead.
In the second half Parkland kept on rolling as Boston College-bound Andre Williams took a sweep 36-yards to paydirt while outrunning everyone. Parkland 21-7.
Liberty would get back in the game as Gonzalez finished off a promising drive taking the QB sweep in from 3-yards.
Liberty had several chances to tie up the game and possibly force overtime but Parkland would have none of that. They held Liberty on downs at the 22-yard line and then Dan Castillo sealed the win by picking off Gonzalez with 1:30 left to play. The Trojans then ran out the clock.
Next week (0-2) Liberty takes on (2-0) ACC while (2-0) Parkland battles with (2-0) Easton.
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