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story.lead_photo.caption Liberty-Eylau runningback Damian Henderson keeps the ball as several Jefferson players tackle him at their game on Friday at W.F. Lockett Stadium in Jefferson, Texas. L-E won, 49-14 Photo by Kelsi Brinkmeyer / Texarkana Gazette.

JEFFERSON, Texas — The Liberty-Eylau Leopards football program is back on the winning side of things.

The Leopards throttled the Bulldogs Friday night at Bulldog Stadium on Senior Night, 49-14.

The game was called with two unsportsmanlike penalties called against both teams with 8:26 left in the game.

"It was a great team win for our guys," Liberty-Eylau head coach Dewaski Davis said. "We've been working pretty hard for his moment. Our kids have completely sold out to get to this point. They understand what we're trying to accomplish and they came out executing tonight."

Although the scoreboard wasn't working, neither team was penalized for a delay of game penalty.

Semaj Rose scored a Leopard touchdown on a 48-yard punt return in the third quarter with 10:15 left in the third period, giving the Leopards their largest lead of the night, 35-14.

Takylan Hampton scored for the Leopards (1-1) on a 3-yard dive through the middle with 7:33 left in the third.

Damian Henderson scored his fourth touchdown of the night for the Leopards on a 60-yard dash through the Bulldogs' defense with 4:03 left in the third period, giving L-E a 49-14 advantage.

Henderson scored his second touchdown of the night in the second quarter with 10:03 remaining, regaining the lead for the Leopards after the 2-point conversion by Takylan Hampton, 14-7.

Damian Warren tied the game at 14 for the Bulldogs (1-2) on his 1-yard plunge to paydirt with 6:04 left before halftime.

Liberty-Eylau running back Damian Henderson scores a touchdown as his teammate celebrates at their game against the Jefferson Bulldogs on Friday at W.F. Lockett Stadium in Jefferson, Texas.
Photo by Kelsi Brinkmeyer/Texarkana Gazette.

Henderson scored his third touchdown of the half on a 1-yard run through the middle with 4:43 remaining in the half, giving L-E the one score edge, 20-14.

Darrion Crabtree scored a touchdown on a interception from his defensive line spot, giving the Leopards a two score edge, 28-14.

Hampton intercepted a Jefferson pass ending the Bulldog scoring drive and on the following drive, Jefferson intercepted a Leopards pass in the end zone.

The Leopards' scored first on a 2-yard dive by Henderson with 8:05 left in the first period.

Keylon Watson caught a 54-yard pass from JJ Hampton to set up the L-E's first score of the night.

Christian Shepard caught a 47-yard pass from Josh Thomas for the Jefferson's first touchdown of the evening, with 3:25 left in the first quarter.

The Leopards were hampered by penalties in the first quarter. Two separate flags cost the Leopards a kickoff touchdown and a interception, which was returned to the goal line.

The Leopards are back in action next Friday, hosting Atlanta in a non-district clash at Harris Field.

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