The Liberty Hawks just cut the Washington Union Panthers’ lead to 20-12 with a touchdown (see below). Washington took over on the Liberty 46 with five minutes left in the game.
Excerpts of sports articles published in The Madera Tribune newspaper.
FOWLER — The Washington Union-Easton Panthers used their explosiveness and then held on to hand the Liberty Hawks football team its first loss for the second year in a row.
On its third offensive series of the game, the Madera South football team was facing a 4th-and-2 from its own 29-yard line late in the first quarter.
In a brutal sport like football, injuries are a common occurrence in the game.
For one half of play against the Valley's top-ranked Edison-Fresno team, a squad two divisions higher than themselves in the County/Metro Athletic Conference, the Madera Coyotes looked like contenders.
In their first drive of the second half, the Coyotes faced a third-and-20 from their own 25 yard line down 13-6 after an Edison score.
For the first few moments in their match against the San Joaquin Memorial-Fresno Panthers, the Madera Coyotes girls volleyball team seemed to be in a fog.