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Bolts shock the Little Hawks

Liberty High opens 2019 with 23-20 win over City High

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s varsity Lightning opened the 2019 season with a 23-20 win over Iowa City High Friday, Aug. 27, at home.
The game was tied 20-20 late in the fourth quarter when Ryan Nugent booted a field goal through the uprights for the win.
Max Tafolla led the Bolts’ ground attack with 171 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns. Kaleb Williams ground out 73 yards on a dozen carries as well. Quarterback Drake Woody completed three of five passes including a bomb to Ben Houselog for a touchdown.
Williams led the defensive effort with six solo tackles and five assists with five solos and six assists each from Carter Fedeler and Ben Kruger.
The Bolts take their 1-0 record on the road Friday, Sept. 6, to Waterloo East for a non-district, cross-Mississippi Valley Conference gridiron battle. The Trojans fell Friday 26-19 to their crosstown rival, the Wahawks of Waterloo West. Liberty returns home on Friday, Sept. 13, for a non-district bout with the Demons of Washington (IA).

PASSING — Drake Woody 3-5-64-1.
RUSHING — Max Tafolla 15-171-2, Kaleb Williams 12-73, Jack Ankenbauer 2-7, Woody 2-2.
RECEIVING — Ben Houselog 2-55-1, Williams 1-9.
TACKLES (SOLO, ASSIST, TOTAL, FOR LOSS, SACKS) — Williams 6-5-8.5-0-0-0-0, Carter Fedeler 5-6-8.0-0-0-0, Ben Kruger 5-6-8.0-0-0-0, Dawson Zimmerman 4-8-8.0-0-0-0-0, Sam Nicklaus 4-5-6.5-0-0-0-0, Tafolla 4-4-6.0-1-0-0-0, Kolton Fangman 4-3-5.5-0-0-0-0, Kelby Telander 2-6-5.0-0-0-0-0, Brian Lively 2-3-3.5-1-0-1-0, Jacob Adam 2-2-3.0-0-0-0-0, Ankenbauer 2-0-2.0-0-0-0-0, Luke Meyer 1-3-2.5-0-0-0-0, Drew Snyder 1-0-1.0-0-0-0-0, Klein Thoensen 1-0-1.0-0-0-0-0, Greg Mitchell 0-1-0.5-0-0-0-0.
FIELD GOAL KICKS — Ryan Nugent 1-20.
PUNTS — Woody 2-87.