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Photo: Liberty High School coach Rich Muraco shouts order
Late touchdown ends Liberty's hopes of returning to state title game
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Reed scored the go-ahead touchdown with less than a minute to play. Liberty got the ball back with 30 seconds remaining, but a Tyler Newman pass was intercepted.
Photo: Bishop Gorman's Daniel Stewart (1) battles for mor
HS football state semifinal blog: Gorman to face Reed High of Reno in state championship game
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Daniel Stewart had a 9-yard touchdown run for Bishop Gorman with 2:48 to play in the third quarter for a 31-0 lead against Palo Verde in the state semifinals. In the other semifinal, Reed took a 28-24 lead after Liberty went ahead 24-21 on Tyler Newman's 45-yard TD pass to Drew Hladek with nine minutes remaining.
Photo: Liberty quarterback Tyler Newman looks for an open
No telling which Liberty offensive player will shine in state semifinals against Reed
Friday, November 29, 2013
high school football:
Gone are the days when the Liberty High football team’s success and failure is dictated by the performances of their all-state quarterback and running back. While Kai Nacua and Niko Kapeli were two of the best players in Liberty history, they couldn’t do it alone in the final few games of the season. These Liberty Patriots don’t have that problem.
Photo: Liberty High School coach Rich Muraco is showered
Liberty's fourth straight Sunrise championship just as special as the first
Friday, November 22, 2013
high school football: Patriots' coach remembers the program's struggles when school opened in 2003 and how making the playoffs seemed impossible
A celebration of this nature has become common for the Liberty High football program. The Patriots' won their fourth-straight Sunrise Regional championship. Patriots’ coach Rich Muraco, still dripping wet after players drenched him in water, was interviewed by one reporter after another. He was asked about Liberty’s string of championships and what’s been the key to their dominance. However, the coach is quick to point out the whole story.
Photo: Liberty High football players (from left) Samson M
Liberty's rally against Canyon Springs puts them back in a familiar spot — the Sunrise title game
Friday, November 15, 2013
high school football:
The Liberty High football team prevailed in more than its share of close playoff games in winning the past three Sunrise Regional championships. So, when the Patriots trailed visiting Canyon Springs by a touchdown today entering the fourth quarter of the Sunrise semifinals, it would be easy to assume the experience of previous playoff runs would give them an edge. That wasn’t the case.
Photo: Liberty High football players (from left) Samson M
Liberty one step closer to another Sunrise title
Friday, November 8, 2013
high school football:
After scratching off winning the Southeast League title off of its to-do list, the Liberty High football team has turned its sights on the next item: win the Sunrise Region again. The Patriots took one step closer to accomplishing that goal, defeating Silverado 41-27 in the Sunrise Region quarterfinals
Photo: Liberty High football players (from left) Samson M
Liberty pressures way to fourth straight Southeast league championship
Saturday, November 2, 2013
high school football: Defensive ends Jarvis Polu, Larry Fuller torture Foothill
Foothill quarterback Drew Doxtator may want to consider filing for a restraining order against the Liberty defensive line. After two-and-a-half hours of terror Friday night, he could present quite the case. The Patriots assaulted the leader of the Falcons’ offense en route to an authoritative 34-12 victory to close the regular season.
Photo: Liberty High football players (from left) Samson M
'It's always a battle': Liberty outlasts Basic
Thursday, October 24, 2013
high school football:
If there is one team in Sunrise Southeast division that issn’t going to be afraid of the other-world numbers that Liberty is putting up, it would be Basic. “They don’t back down, and they’re not intimidated,” Liberty coach Rich Muraco said. “Coach (Jeff) Cahill does an amazing job. … They do a good job with their system and it’s always a battle.” The Wolves gave the Patriots everything they could handle, but the Patriots’ defense made critical stops and the offense lit up the scoreboard once again, giving Liberty a 63-42 victory Thursday.
Photo: Liberty High football players (from left) Samson M
Liberty scores early and often in blowout victory over Eldorado
Friday, October 18, 2013
high school sports:
Senior quarterback Tyler Newman tosses four touchdowns, while sophomore running back Calvin Tubbs runs for two more to keep Patriots undefeated against in-state competition.
Photo: Liberty High football players (from left) Samson M
Newman sets state mark in TD passes as Liberty routs Del Sol
Friday, October 11, 2013
high school football:
Senior quarterback Tyler Newman threw for nine touchdown passes to lead Liberty past Del Sol.
Photo: Liberty High football players (from left) Samson M
Liberty finishes strong to secure rivalry victory at Coronado
Friday, October 4, 2013
high school football:
Even after a pile of penalties left Liberty High coach Rich Muraco fuming on the sidelines he was able to recognize the simple truth of Friday night’s game at rival Coronado High.
Photo: Liberty High School football head coach Rich Murac
High school football rankings: Back at No. 2, let's consider Liberty on upset alert
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
high school football:
This is far from the Sports Illustrated cover jinx, but the Liberty High football team definitely needs to be on upset alert Friday when it plays Coronado. The Patriots are ranked No. 2 in the Sun’s top 10 this week — the third time in as many weeks we’ve had a new team in the second slot.
Photo: Liberty High football players (from left) Samson M
Newman stellar as Liberty crushes Durango
Friday, September 27, 2013
high school football:
Senior quarter Tyler Newman accounts for seven touchdowns in resounding shutout victory over Trail Blazers.
Photo: Liberty High football players (from left) Samson M
Liberty drops heartbreaker in final game against national competition
Friday, September 20, 2013
high school football:
Liberty was in position to knock off one of the West’s most dominant high school football programs Friday night.
Photo: Liberty High football players (from left) Samson M
Liberty goes to the air in win over Silverado
Saturday, September 7, 2013
high school football:
Liberty quarterback Tyler Newman throws four touchdown passes to give Patriots first win of the season.

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