(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
Late surge by Lancers too much to overcome…
Chewelah had cut its 2B teeth on Liberty last year, defeating the Lancers in the school’s first 2B game in history. It was a close, hard-fought battle. This year was another close matchup until the Lancers found their stride late.
Liberty scored 21 points in the fourth quarter and downed Chewelah 35-13 in NE 2B football action on Friday night down in Spangle. The loss dropped Chewelah to 0-2 on the year while Liberty improved to 1-1 on the year. Liberty was fresh off a loss to Napavine, a team that defeated the No. 1 team in the state, Kalama on Friday as well.
Liberty jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on two touchdown passes from Carr. Chewelah answered back with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Jake Jeanneret to slot Jake George to pull within 14-7.
Jeanneret would finish with 254 total yards of offense in the game.
In the fourth quarter, Chewelah pulled withing 14-13 after Jeanneret scored on a 24-yard run. Liberty, however, ripped off three more scores, including two touchdown runs and an interception returned for a touchdown.
The Cougars (0-2) have a schedule that doesn’t get an easier and will return to Snyder Field this Friday to host defending 1A state champion Colville at 7 p.m.