After Friday’s “win-or-go-home” sub-region game against South Effingham, the Liberty County Panthers went home. LCHS lost, 33-16, in the matchup for a spot in the postseason playoffs.
The Panthers were up 16-14 at the half off a two-yard touchdown run by Raekwon McMillan and a three-yard McMillan scramble due to a Jeremy Caldwell-Fabergas’ fumble recovery.
Panther coach Kirk Warner said the Mustangs had a triple-headed monster in quarterback Brandon James and running backs Joshua Mercer and Cordaro Leverett. That monster reared its ugly head in the second half of the game.
Leverett rushed for more than 100 yards and scored two touchdowns while Mercer tallied two touchdowns, rushing for 98 yards. Mustang Tyler Hagan scored on a 21-yard pass from James who finished 6 of 10 for 175 passing yards.
The Mustangs, 5-4 overall and 1-2 in sub region 3A-AAAA, will host Richmond Academy (5-4, 4-1) next Friday for a chance to make the playoffs.
The Panthers, 5-4, 0-3, next week will host a sub-region team that has not yet been determined.