Gilmour Academy at Liberty, 11/8

2014 High School Football: Division 5 Regional Quarterfinal
Saturday, November 8 at 7 pm
Gilmour Academy (8-2) at Liberty (9-1)

Playoff History
Gilmour Academy
Appearances: 9 (2014, 2013, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1995)
Playoff Record: 4-8
State Championships: None
Regional Championships: None

Liberty
Appearances: 8 (2014, 2013, 2012, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2000)
Playoff Record: 5-7
State Championships: None
Regional Championships: None

2014 Schedule
Gilmour Academy
Week 10: at Youngstown Christian, 48-13 W
Week 9: Loudonville, 13-53 L
Week 8: Edgewood, 42-29 W
Week 7: Conneaut, 22-21 W
Week 6: at Danville, 19-45 L
Week 5: Grand Valley, 41-15 W
Week 4: at Trinity, 56-14 W
Week 3: at Hawken, 46-20 W
Week 2: at Berkshire, 48-42 W
Week 1: Beachwood, 46-40 W

Liberty
Week 10: Lakeview, 41-21 W
Week 9: at Newton Falls, 60-14 W
Week 8: Girard, 40-13 W
Week 7: at Campbell, 30-0 W
Week 6: Jefferson, 33-24 W
Week 5: at LaBrae, 33-0 W
Week 4: at Champion, 54-16 W
Week 3: Crestview, 26-18 W
Week 2: at Niles, 24-18 W
Week 1: at VASJ, 29-54 L

Noteworthy
The Lancers’ junior signal caller Connor Lesko has rushed for over 1000 yards and passed for over that figure this season. He’s combined for 30 touchdowns (16 rushing, 14 passing) .

Coach Shawn Dodd’s group has been able to outscore opponents this year by posti8ng 40 or more points in seven of their eight wins. However, the Lancers have permitted opponents to score points in bunches also by giving up 40 or more points four times.

Liberty has tied the school record for most consecutive seasons with a playoff berth with their third straight (2004-06).

The Leopards have run the football on 81% of their plays from scrimmage. Sophomore quarterback Lynn Bowden has led the team with 1656 yards rushing (9.7 ypc, 21 TDs) while completing 51.4% of his passes (751 yards, 13 TDs). Bowden has a pair of targets who have been reliable this season in Ben Phillips and JaShaun Whitman. Phillips has caught 20 passes for 362 yards (18.1 ypr, 7 TDs) and Whitman has hauled in 12 balls for an average of 28.3 yards (340 yards, 4 TDs). JaShaun also leads the team in sacks on defense (7.0).

2014 Rankings
Points Scored: Gilmour Academy, 37.5; Liberty, 37.0
Points Allowed: Liberty, 17.9; Gilmour Academy, 29.2

Coaches
Gilmour Academy: Shawn Dodd, 4th season (21-21)
Liberty: Kevin Cylar, 2nd season (16-5)

Next Up
Division V, Region 15 Regional Semifinal: Winner plays either United (7-3) or Ursuline (6-4)

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