Liberty County downed Richmond Hill 13-0 on Friday night in the Region 2A-AAAA opener for both teams.
Standout junior running back Shadrach Thornton scored on runs of 2 and 7 yards for the Panthers, who improve to 2-3 overall and 1-0 in the subregion.. Richmond Hill dropped to 3-2 and 0-1 in the subregion.
Liberty’s defense was stout throughout the game, unofficially holding the Wildcats to 162 total yards.
In Hinesville the BI Tigers gave up a 7-0 lead to lose 14-10 against the Savannah Blue Jackets. It was the Blue Jackets' first victory since Oct. 27, 2007 and placed a damper on the Tigers homecoming game. Two Tigers had to be carted off the field with injuries to their legs possibly ending their season.
Read the complete story in Sunday's Coastal Courier.