Liberty Center will face a “big” challenge when it travels to North Robinson on Saturday against Colonel Crawford in the D-VI, Region 22 quarterfinals.
The 7-0 Eagles sport major size going into the dustup with the 6-2 Tigers, which have won six straight after opening the season 0-2.
“On film they look really good,” said LC headman Casey Mohler. “They’re big, they’re strong, they’re athletic. They seem to have a lot of weapons and it’s really hard to find a weak spot on that team. The initial look for us is it’s going to be a challenge for us to put points on the board and try to stop them.”
Colonel Crawford runs a Wing-T offense but mixes in some spread concepts. Junior tailback Tristan Cross is a load coming out of the backfield. The 6-1, 215-pounder is just 29 yards shy of 1,000 yards for the season on 114 carries while adding 15 touchdowns. Cade Hamilton (6-3, 200, 58 carries, 478 yards, 9 TDs) also handles totes out of the Eagles’ backfield.