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Panthers earn playof victory
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Kris Coleman looks for running room Friday at Donell Woods Stadium. Coleman and his Liberty County High School teammates jumped out to an early lead over visiting Westside-Macon in the second round of the state Class AAA football playoffs and went on to a 21-0 win, assuring themselves of a second-straight trip the AAA quarterfinals. Theyll play host next week to Calhoun for a shot at the semifinals. - photo by Photo by Charles Smith

Liberty County (9-3) took an early lead Friday and never looked back, and as a result are back in the state Class AAA football quarterfinals.

The Panthers, who downed Westside-Macon 21-0 to pick up their seventh straight win, will play host to Calhoun (11-1) next week.

The Panthers scored twice in the first quarter against Westside. The first touchdown came on Dionte Bowens 74-yard scoring pass to Kris Coleman, followed by Alec Sutton’s extra point. Josh Washington returned a recovered fumble 45 yards for a TD and Sutton converted the PAT to give Liberty a 14-0 halftime lead.

The Panthers’ final touchdown came courtesy of Coleman’s 3-yard run, and Sutton added the PAT.

Coleman finished with 15 carries for 125 yard and a score and two catches for 74 yards and the score. Bowens was 3 of 8 passing for 82 yards and a TD.

Markel Johnson had an interception and Alvin Roberts blocked a field goal for LCHS.

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