By the time Liberty County High School sat their starters Friday, they had already put up 42 unanswered points against McIntosh County Academy in Darien.
According to stats posted on maxpreps.com, the Panthers put up 447 all-purpose yards in the 45-14 win.
As stated in a previous report, the combined return of two skilled position players made a big impact in the game. Panther quarterback Walker Franklin, declared eligible to play before the game, was 8-for-16 passing for 150 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Defensively, the return of previously injured Richard LeCounte was a big boost. LeCounte made one interception and was tied for second in total tackles with five along with Anthony Stewart and Brandon Course. Offensively, LeCounte was 1-for-1 passing for 39 yards and a touchdown.
The Panther coaching staff selected JaMarcus Latson as their overall player of the game after posting 104 rushing yards and two touchdowns on seven carries. He also had two receptions for 44 yards.
The offensive player of the game was Jacquez Williams, who scored four touchdowns in the first half. Williams had three carries for 13 yards and a touchdown to go with four catches for 85 yards and three touchdowns.
Kicker/linebacker Joaquin Lemapu was 6 for 6 on extra-point attempts and nailed a 25-yard field goal.
Rounding out the ground game was Franklin, who kept the ball four times and rushed for 48 yards. LeCounte had one carry for 14 yards. Gyri Durant had four catches for 60 yards.
For the second game in a row, the coaching staff gave the defense honors to Jacari Roberts after he posted seven total tackles and three sacks for minus-18 yards. Course had two sacks in the game.
Dalton Bryant had four punts good for 157 yards, and Tracy White had a kick return for 35 yards.
Durant, Sam Roberts, Marqui Anderson and Dashawn Roberts each had one fumble recovery.