Liberty-Eylau Runs All Over Anna in 44-17 Win
ANNA — Liberty-Eylau rushed for nearly 300 yards and pounded Anna, 44-17, Friday at Coyote Stadium.
The Leopards limited the Coyotes to 41 rushes for 52 yards and 233 yards of total offense, while the visitors had 290 yards on the ground and 434 total.
Kameron Levingston and Decorian Phillips accounted for two touchdowns apiece for Liberty-Eylau, Levingston rushing for scores of 32 and 3, and Phillips racing 10 yards for a TD and tossing another.
The Leopards scored a safety on special teams and another on defense as well as a defensive touchdown.
Dwayne Coleman had a sack of the Anna quarterback early in the fourth quarter, and following the free kick the Leopards drove 48 yards on seven plays, Phillips connecting with Darian Walker for an 18-yard score with 8:05 left in the game.
Phillips was 11-of-15 for 144 yards and the TD and rushed for 71 yards. Levingston had 86 yards on 11 carries, and DeAndre Hoof added 75 on six rushes and also had a long TD run on his first touch of the game.
It took three plays for Liberty-Eylau to race out to the lead, Levingston breaking free around the left side for his 32-yard touchdown run in the first minute of the game.
The Coyotes answered with a 10-play drive and a 37-yard field goal, but four plays later Hoof raced 48 yards for another Leopard TD with 4:19 remaining in the first quarter.
Anna had success moving the ball with rushes on first down and passes on second, and started its second drive the same way. L-E cornerback Michael Conley anticipated a slant route, jumped the pass and returned his interception 34 yards for a touchdown and 20-3 lead.
The Coyotes' next drive ended with a bad snap on a punt, setting the the Leopards at the Anna 42, but Liberty-Eylau fumbled the ball back on the first play.
Rose capped the 10-play possession with his 1-yard plunge for Anna to take advantage of the turnover. He finished with 73 yards at halftime after being limited to just 11 yards in the first quarter.
The Leopards rushed for 150 yards in the first half.