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Liberty scores early and often in blowout victory over Eldorado

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Liberty High football players (from left) Samson Monterde, Jozef Misaalefua and Tyler Newman before the 2013 season.

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Liberty continues to have little trouble when facing its in-state competition.

The Patriots handily defeated Eldorado 54-0, improving the Pats’ record to 5-3 (3-0 Sunrise Southeast).

In its five victories (all against in-state squads), Liberty has outscored the competition 250-47 and is beating teams by an average of 40.6 points.

“This is our best offense we’ve ever had,” Liberty coach Rich Muraco said. “If we want to go spread and pass on teams, we have so many weapons that it’s hard to match up against us athlete for athlete. We really have dynamic running backs. If we have to run the ball and pound it, I feel 100 percent comfortable doing that.”

Fresh off his record-setting, nine-touchdown week, senior quarterback Tyler Newman was stellar under center once again. He threw four touchdown passes to four different wide receivers.

Newman threw three of his TDs in the 34-point first quarter, before adding another one in the second quarter.

Sophomore Calvin Tubbs rushed for two touchdowns, including a 42-yard score.

“He’s a load to handle. He’s a big, strong, powerful running back,” Muraco said. “In the upcoming weeks, especially in the playoffs, he’s one of the kids we can count on to carry the load for us.”

With the lead in hand, Liberty was able to get a look at sophomore quarterback Kevin Verboonen, who threw two touchdowns of his own in the second half.

“We brought up Kevin this week from JV,” Muraco said. “He’s definitely someone who can compete for the job next year.”

Liberty draws Basic next Thursday, while Eldorado (1-6, 0-3) hosts Foothill.

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