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BYU commit Kai Nacua scores three different ways in Liberty win

Liberty vs Palo Verde

Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

Liberty quarterback Kaimana Nacua runs out of the pocket against Palo Verde during their game Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Liberty won the game 42-28.

Liberty High senior Kai Nacua found several ways to score Friday night to help the Patriots down host Rancho, 49-3.

The BYU-committed quarterback and linebacker rushed, caught and returned a punt for a touchdown in helping Liberty improve to 2-1 overall.

The game started one hour late because of issues with the lights, but once they were turned on, Liberty was hardly challenged. Liberty is No. 2 in the Sun’s rankings, and Rancho was blown out for the third-straight game to open the season.

“When you are expected to win a game like that, it is nice to come out and actually perform like you are supposed to,” Liberty coach Rich Muraco said.

Niko Kapeli had three touchdowns for Liberty — two on rushes, and one on a blocked punt.

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