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Kai Nacua leads Liberty to win against Eldorado

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Liberty quarterback Kai Nacua takes off on a keeper against Del Sol during their game Saturday, October 2, 2011. Liberty won 34-0.

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Kai Nacua passed for three touchdowns and Tyler Newman threw for two more as Liberty High rolled to a 59-13 victory over Eldorado High.

The victory improved the Patriots to 6-1 overall (3-0 conference). The win also sets up a critical matchup with Basic High (6-1, 3-0) next week in a game that will likely decide the Sunrise Southeast champion.

“They definitely present problems,” Liberty coach Rich Muraco said. “It’s sort of pick your poison (with Devonte Boyd and Antraye Johnson). … We’ll have to play a complete game. We can’t have mistakes as far as penalties. We’re going to have to rally to the ball (on defense.)”

The Patriots were without the services of star running back and UNLV commit Niko Kapeli, who suffered a foot injury last Friday against Del Sol.

Muraco expects Kapeli back for next week for the highly anticipated duel.

In Kapeli’s absence, Liberty went to running back by committee, using six backs.

Tyler Pavin led the way with two touchdowns.

Jaylen Mitchell caught four passes for 116 yards with two touchdowns. He also ran in a score.

Eldorado dropped to 1-6 and 0-3 in conference.

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