Football Team Cruises Through Another Game

Eagles secure their first playoff win of their postseason against Fort Zumwalt South 42-7


Jayce Haun

Sophomores Colby Adelsberger (27) and Tye Yeh (43) made a tackle on defense against the Bulldogs. Eagles defense held South to only seven points the whole game.

Ally Schniepp, Reporter

The Liberty Eagles came out of the first district game with a win against the Fort Zumwalt South Bulldogs and advance to the district semifinals to face Kirksville on Friday, Nov 8. The game will be played here at Liberty at 7 p.m.

With six touchdowns scored by the Eagles against the Bulldogs (three by junior Tyler Cotton, one by senior Ben Adelsberger, one by senior Zach Dotson, and one by junior Blake Seaton), the team cruised to a 42-7 victory. 

It was all Liberty from the start of the game. The team had a comfortable 21-0 lead at halftime. They led 35-0 until South finally got on the scoreboard with a touchdown in the third quarter.

The Eagles are preparing for their next game by sticking to their guns and doing what they always do during the week in order to take the dub against Kirksville. Kirksville got past Warrenton 35-34 in its first-round game. 

“We’ll do the same thing we do every game, hope to go 1-0 this week and keep doing our jobs the best we can,” sophomore Tye Yeh said. 

Underclassmen like Yeh have had to step up to the upperclassmen’s level, in games like these and couldn’t be happier to do it. 

“It’s amazing just knowing that I can compete at a higher level and being apart of something bigger is truly awesome,” Yeh said.

Going into the rest of the postseason, the Eagles are ready for anything coming their way and are not going down without a fight.

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