Lisbon catches fire early, blanks Southern

Lisbon catches fire early, blanks Southern

LISBON, Ohio (WYTV) – Following a strong win over Wellsville last week, the Lisbon Blue Devils kept their momentum going with a 53-0 victory over Southern Local Friday night.

The Blue Devils struck fast, scoring on the first play from scrimmage with 11:45 remaining in the first quarter.  Josh Liberati connected with Collin Sweeney for a 65 yard touchdown pass to give Lisbon a 6-0 lead.

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A short time later, it was Liberati throwing for another score, this time to Jared White from 33 yards out to extend the lead to 13-0.

On the ensuing Indians possession, Lisbon’s Austin Rutecki blocked a punt and with 6:33 remaining in the first quarter, the lead grew to 19-0.

Danny Shultz ran up the middle 5 yards for another Lisbon TD, putting the Indians being 26-0 with 2:29 still remaining in the first.

Lisbon was led 40-0 at the half.

Lisbon will visit Columbiana in week 8.  Southern Local will host Leetonia.

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