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Inside the game: Liberty Hawks 28, Sierra Chieftains 6

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With no score midway through the second quarter, Wade Wallace broke free for a nine-yard touchdown run against Sierra on Friday. However, he was called for a taunting penalty for pointing the ball across the goal line and the officials ruled that he pointed the ball at the oncoming defender. Since he pointed the ball before he reached the end zone, the touchdown was nullified and Liberty was hit with a 15-yard penalty.

On the next play, Richie Brandt made the penalty moot by running off the left side, breaking a tackle and diving into the end zone for the first score of the game with 6:19 left in the second quarter.

Drive of the game

After Liberty scored, the defense forced a three-and-out, but was pinned at its own eight-yard line. Speeding up the tempo, Liberty went to work. Wallace went for 13-yards, Richie followed with nine. Quarterback Zach Richey scrambled and found Wallace for nine-yards. Wallace then rushed for nine and Richey hit Tommy Combs for his first pass reception of the season for 21-yards and a first down.

After a Wallace rush and an incomplete pass, Kendall Malone converted a third down with a 16-yard gain to the 14. Brandt carried the ball inside the 10 with a five-yard gain...


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