The Salina Liberty had one thing on their mind walking into Ralston Arena on Saturday…win. With a victory, Salina would qualify for the 2019 CIF Playoffs, earn a first round home game and earn their second consecutive North Division Championship.
After falling behind early by a score of 13-7, the Liberty defense would start the turnover battle with an interception from Kendrick Harper. Dontra Matthews would grab an interception and Dana Harris would recover a fumble on a bad Omaha snap from center. The Liberty offense score touchdowns following all three Omaha turnovers and took the lead 27-13.
The two teams would exchange scores to end the second quarter and the Liberty would hold a 34-27 halftime advantage. Saline would start the second half with a defensive stop and own the third quarter outscoring the Beef 13-0 to extend the lead to 47-27 going into the final quarter. Liberty kicker Jimmy Allen would cap the Liberty scoring with a 52 yard field goal bomb and the Liberty would take the victory, 50-33.
Salina (8-3) has won their last four games and seven of the last eight. The Liberty will travel to New Mexico on Saturday, June 22nd to face the Duke City Gladiators.
The Omaha Beef Did Not Provide Stats For This Game