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Liberty looks to improve on 4-1 mark

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POSTED: October 5, 2012 12:07 p.m.
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Currently 4-1, the Liberty County Panthers would like to earn a win before facing Statesboro next week in their Region 3A-AAAA opener.

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Currently 4-1, the Liberty County Panthers would like to earn a win before facing Statesboro next week in their Region 3A-AAAA opener.
To do that, the Panthers need to put the brakes on the Glenn Hill Spartans at 7:30 tonight at Donell Woods Stadium.
The Spartans come in with a 1-3 record, but are 3-1 against the Panthers since their first meeting in 2007.
“We’ve had a lot of close games,” Panther head coach Kirk Warner said. “They are very athletic and the same holds true for this year’s team.”
Offensively, the Panthers hold a slight edge over the Spartans.
Liberty is averaging 320 total yards per game, while the Spartans’ average sits at 222.
Spartan quarterback Santo Nina is averaging 112.8 passing yards per game, but will face a Panther defense that is averaging six sacks and 85 tackles per contest.
Warner said a win would be a good way to motivate his team for their region battle at Statesboro next week.
Both teams have  4-1 overall records. The Blue Devils play at Swainsboro tonight.
“You want to go into your sub-region schedule on a high note, and if we win this game, it will be four in a row as we get ready for Statesboro,” Warner said.

 

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