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By Rod Larse
The Journal 

LRS beats Liberty in season opener

 

Last updated 9/9/2021 at 10:34am

Photos by Roger Harnack | The Journal

Sophomore running back Hayden Melcher (No. 30) breaks off tackle for a big gain in the first half.

RITZVILLE – In a defensive battle, the Lind-Ritzville-Sprague Broncos beat the Liberty Lancers 18-7 on Friday night. "These were two evenly matched teams", said LRS head coach Greg Whitmore. Ashton Strobel #2 scored a Liberty touchdown in the first quarter and the Lancers took a 7-6 lead to the locker room at halftime. But the Lancers were shut out by the LRS defense in the second half.

With 35 seconds to go in the third quarter LRS scored on a 10 yard pass from #15 Chase Galbreath to #13 Nick Labes. The 2 point try failed. LRS had a 12-7 lead when the quarter ended.

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