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Liberty defense clamps down on Canyon Springs

high school football media day 2015

Christopher DeVargas

Liberty High football players Tyus Toomalatai, Kaimi Batoon, Calvin Tubbs, and Nick Tapuala before the 2015 Season.

Liberty’s defense couldn’t possibly play much better than it did Friday night in a 39-0 victory at Canyon Springs.

The Patriots held the Pioneers to less than 20 yards of offense, tallying multiple sacks and scoring a defensive touchdown after Nick Moniz returned a fumble forced by Rudy Bukassa.

“The defense was awesome,” Liberty coach Rich Muraco said. “We stopped ourselves a lot on offense.”

Liberty led only 11-0 at halftime after struggling with penalties and turnovers. The Patriots ignited in the third quarter with long passes from Kenyon Oblad to Gavin Caci and Ethan Dedeaux, the latter going for a touchdown.

Calvin Tubbs, Darius Alston and Stephon Stowers all scored rushing touchdowns while Josh Zepeda converted on a long field goal attempt.

“We really picked things up in the second half,” Muraco said.

Case Keefer can be reached at 702-948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at

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