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Panthers open region with win

Liberty County High School finally got a chance to play their first region 2-AAA game Tuesday and won 44-20. The game played at Tattnall County High School against the Battle Creek Warriors had to be moved twice due to Hurricane Matthew.

But the shuffling didn’t stop the Panther team from coming back to form after suffering their first loss of the season against Effingham County.

The Liberty team was up 31-7 at the half.

Tattnall County High put up a tough fight adding two more touchdowns but missing one of their two extra points.

The Panthers answered as well scoring two touchdowns in the second half of regulation and also going one-of-two in extra point attempts.

Panther Jaalon Frazier was 17-of-32 for 232 passing yards and 4 touchdowns.

Frazier also had 9 carries for 124 rushing yards and one touchdown.

Coming back from an ankle injury Panther Elisha Polite made 8 receptions for 113 yards and 2 TDs.

Richard LeCounte had 2 receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown. Dylan Stewart had 4 receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown.

Panther Carson Coppet had a 7 yard TD run.

Panther kicker Alec Sutton hit a 37 yard field goal and finished the night going 5-of-6 in extra points.

Liberty is now 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the region. They play at Appling County Saturday at 7:30 p.m. 

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