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Post  A Horse With No Name on Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:21 pm

Information regarding Liberty Hill and Vernon. Vernon had first round bye. This will be Liberty Hill's second playoff game against a 5-5 team.
Liberty Hill blows out West, 27-0, in Region I, Div. II playoff opener

K-MAC Sports Latest News Written by Chuck Licata
Friday, 14 November 2008 23:46
The Liberty Hill Panthers (11-0 overall) continued their run through the 2008 season with a 27-0 thumping of West H.S. (5-6) Friday night at Wildcat Stadium in Temple.

Jerry Vance's Panthers have now won 35 consecutive games over three seasons, the longest current streak at ANY level in the state of Texas. The Panthers move on to play Vernon next week (game time and site, TBA).
The Panthers scored 14 points in each half and the Liberty Hill defense held the Trojans scoreless twice inside the 20-yard line and registered its fourth shutout of the season.
Dusty Boyd led the Panthers with 215 rushing yards and one TD. Ryan Fickel added 140 yards and one touchdown. LHHS QB Braden Fickel scored 2 second-half touchdowns.
The Liberty Hill Independent Players of the Game were Dusty Boyd (offense) and Kennan Deary (defense). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
From the Wichita Falls Times Record News
CLASS 3A Division II Vernon (5-5) vs. Liberty Hill (11-0)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Game site: Mineral Wells
Kickoff time: 4 p.m. Saturday
Last week: While Vernon was on a bye, Liberty Hill was pitching a 27-0 shutout against West.

Game summary: The Lions had to win their last two games just to make the playoffs. Their reward is Class 3A’s top-ranked team. Liberty Hill is a two-time defending 3A champion with the state’s longest winning streak at 35 games. The Panthers’ Slot-T offense generates an amazing 444 rushing yards a game, including 57 rushing TDs this season. Four different rushers have more than 650 yards, and both fullback Ryan Fickel and tailback Dusty Boyd surpassed the 1,000-yard mark.
Vernon’s defense must win the battle on first down, forcing Liberty Hill into as many throwing situations as possible. Craig Whiteside has collected back-to-back 200-yard games for the Lions, but Vernon coach Keith Hall said they’ll need to get others involved offensively to keep Liberty Hill off-balanced. That includes QB Ryan Smith, who completed all six of his passes against Iowa Park. Liberty Hill’s bi-district shutout was its fourth of the season.

Players to watch: (V) LB Jesus Lora; DB Kyle Railsback; RB Eric Wilson; (LH) LB Brad Esch; LB Cody Lattimore.
Coach’s quote: “We have our work cut out for us. They run right at you and they like doing it.” — Vernon’s Keith Hall Liberty Hill by 27-------------------------------------------------------------------

If Liberty Hill wins they will have faced two 5-5 teams. If Vernon wins it will be considered a big upset.
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