Linganore beats Liberty, 14-0

October 06, 1990|By Mike Frainie

Ronnie McGarvey scored on runs of 61 and 54 yards in the third and fourth quarters to give Linganore (4-1, 2-0) a 14-0 win over host Liberty (3-2, 1-1) in a Central Maryland Conference game.

McGarvey's runs capped a defensive struggle in which each team managed only two first downs.

McGarvey finished with 124 yards rushing and Linganore with only 140 total yards.

Buddy Hardesty led Liberty with just 19 yards. The Lions only had 62 total yards.

"We gave up two big plays and that was the difference," said Liberty coach John Magee. "We didn't play well offensively and it's hard to run when they line up eight men between the tackles. I thought our defense did a good job. We'll regroup and come back next week. We'll be heard from again."

Liberty gave the Lancers a chance to jump on top early. On his second possession, Magee chose to gamble on a fourth-and-one at his own 15, but Joe Brown's quarterback sneak failed and the Lancers took over.

After two running plays moved the ball only a yard, Richard Coffey's pass into the end zone was intercepted by Brian Schroeder.

Liberty had its best first-half chance 1 minute, 37 seconds before intermission. After Brad Carroll intercepted a Coffey pass at the Lancer 44 and returned it to the 20, the Lions failed to move the ball and went for a field goal. Ben Eyster's 35-yard attempt sailed wide to the right and the teams remained tied at the half.

The Lancers scored early in the third quarter. After Linganore took over following a Liberty punt at its own 39, McGarvey ran 61 yards on first down to give the Lancers a lead with 8:20 left in the third quarter. Rodney Willis' extra point made it 7-0.

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