October 12, 1998
Cedarcrest falls short against Liberty
by Doug Sage
Special to the Valley View
In a game that started under the drips and drizzles of rain last Friday night at Tolt field, the Cedarcrest Red Wolves fell 34-14 to the Liberty Patriots for their fifth defeat.
Liberty used a bruising rushing attack which featured the crushing blocks of 6'6", 300-pound Robbie Enghusen and the nifty moves of Cash Carlos who rushed for 272 yards and two touchdowns.
After an explosive return on the opening kickoff from his own goal line to the midfield stripe by Eric Briscoe, the Cedarcrest offense moved smartly down the field to a first and ten at the Liberty 18-yard line. But the Red Wolf offense misfired on 4th and 14 from the 22.
After the Patriots had run up 21 unanswered points, Cedarcrest's Morgan Henly ran back the ensuing kickoff 98 yards to give Cedarcrest a new hope. The ensuing drive stalled, however, on an incomplete pass by Brian Henry intended for Mike Smith and the Patriots cashed in with a field goal to close the first half scoring at 24-7.
After giving up 24 first half points, the Red Wolf defense was game to the task and held Liberty to only one second half touchdown and a late field goal.
A brilliant late game passing drive with huge gains made on passes from QB Brian Henry (8-25-1-109) to Mike Smith (3-58-1) and John Weisman set the Red Wolf offense up with first and goal on the Liberty five-yard line. Brian Henry then hit Mike Smith in the corner of the end zone on a great fade pattern with 8:24 left in the 4th quarter to close out the scoring for the night.
The Red Wolves next opponent, the Interlake Saints, come to Tolt field for Homecoming this Friday night.