East’s defense clamps down on Liberty

Leon and Larry Reed account for both of the Panthers' touchdowns at Liberty.

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WYTV) – East registers their first win of the season after shutting out Liberty on the road, 14-0. Leon Bell finished with 70 rushing yards on 16 attempts. Larry Reed and Mike Lawrence had 32 and 33 yards on the ground, respectively.

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The Panthers’ James Boatwright connected on 4 of 9 passing for 45 yards. Imoni Donadelle caught all 4 of Boatwright’s strikes.

Liberty has opened the 2015 season by being outscored 83-7. The Leopards rushed for 27 yards as a team and passed for 80 (107 total yards). Junior Blair gained 37 stripes on 8 carries. Liberty’s quarterback Andre Bowers tossed 7 completions on 17 attempts for 80 yards. Bowers’ favorite target was JaShaun Whitman, who caught 5 passes (48 yards).

Scoring Chart
First Quarter
E – Leon Reed, 7-yard TD run (E 7-0)
Third Quarter
E – Larry Reed, 1-yard TD run (E 14-0)

East (1-2) will travel to Niles to take on their old coach Brian Shaner and the Red Dragons next Friday. Liberty (0-3) will play at Brookfield, a team who they haven’t faced since 2008.

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