Liberty County High School gets to keep the Commissioner's Cup one more year after beating Bradwell 10-9 at Olvey Field Friday night.
Tensions ran high as the Tigers and Panthers took to the field. The game was wrought with several calls for unsportsmanlike conduct on both sides and was riddled with yellow flags, miscues and turnovers. But there were a few spectacular plays.
One was the 15 yard touchdown pass completion from Panther Jaalon Frazier to Jacquez Williams. The other was the 95 yard kick return for a touchdown by Tiger Terrius Crimiel on the ensuing kick.
The Panthers took the lead two minutes before halftime off a 37 yard field goal by Joaquin Lemapu. The Tigers mounted a drive thanks to their running back Luther Echols. The clock ticked down to five seconds and the Tigers’ Stephon Felton launched a pass only to have Panther Sam Roberts get a pick to end the second quarter.
The second half was still a slew of yellow flags with spats of exciting plays here and there. The Tigers had a chance to pull ahead and were driving toward the Panthers' end zone in the fourth quarter. On fourth and two the Panthers' stuffed the Tigers drive but were deep in their own territory. The Panthers' drew a flag and were at the half yard mark. The Tigers eventually got a safety.
With 30 seconds left in the game the Panthers kicked the ball and the Tigers had great field position near midfield. But the Bradwell squad had no way to stop the clock as they used all three time outs earlier. Making things a bit harder the Tigers drew a false start. With one tick left on the clock the Bradwell team went for the Hail Mary. Panther Sam Roberts broke up the play to keep the visiting Panthers ahead for the 10-9 win.