TEXARKANA, Texas — Marquarius Price ran for 98 yards and three touchdowns as Liberty-Eylau piled up 434 yards of total offense and throttled Jefferson, 56-15, Friday at Harris Field.
Price had 15 carries for his near-century mark performance, Imhad Hicks scored a pair of touchdowns and the Leopard defense limited the visitors to just 32 yards in the second half (152 for the game).
Liberty-Eylau scored on both of its third-quarter drives, marching 78 yards on eight plays and 69 yards on 10 plays. Price had both scores on runs of 18 and 1 yards.
A high snap by the Bulldogs was recovered by L-E's Jayce Banks at the 1, and Hicks walked in from the 1 for Liberty-Eylau. Banks added another fumble recovery to set up J.J. Hampton's 34-yard scoring pass to Rodrick Galloway with 9:09 remaining.
The Leopards scored on defense, offense and in special teams during the first half to build a 28-0 lead and take a 28-7 lead into the locker room at intermission.
Chris Lewis returned a punt 38 yards for the opening score with 7:32 left in the first quarter. Hicks capped the next L-E drive with a 4-yard run at 4:29, and Price had a 5-yard TD on the next possession to make it 21-0 with 1:02 left in the first quarter.
The Bulldogs' next two drives ended on interceptions. Cal Jones hauled in a pick on a deep ball at the Liberty-Eylau 49, and Keenue Shepard brought back his interception for a 33-yard pick-6 with 6:20 left before halftime.
Luke McMullen's 69-yard kickoff return set up Bowman's 6-yard TD run to get Jefferson on the scoreboard at 2:08.
Prior to the game, senior Bryana Block was crowned as Liberty-Eylau Homecoming Queen.