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Big plays cost Hawks

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webmaster | 10/22/12

During practice last week, Liberty Hawks football coach Mike Nolte’s biggest worry was Washington Union-Easton’s ability to make the big play.

The Panthers picked up their first win of the season on the backs of three plays of 70-yards or more and another from 39 yards out.

However, the biggest play of the game should not have happened and it resulted in a 14-point swing at the end of the first half.

The Hawks faced a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line. Quarterback Zach Richey pushed forward on a quarterback sneak and appeared to have crossed the plane of the goal line, thus ending the play and giving the Hawks a touchdown that would have tied the score. ..


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