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Homecoming for the Bolts

Parade and Powderpuff football lead up to gridiron clash with the Clippers
Liberty High seniors celebrate their 19-12 win over the juniors in the 2019 Powderpuff Flag Football Game Thursday, Sept. 26, at Liberty. A parade, cookout and the game made up the school’s Homecoming events ahead of the Friday, Sept. 27, football game against Clear Creek Amana. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School celebrated its Homecoming Week with a parade and Powderpuff Flag Football Game on Thursday, Sept. 26, ahead of Class 3A District 5 varsity football against rival Clear Creek Amana on Friday, Sept. 27.
The parade started on the Liberty campus, wound its way around the adjoining neighborhood and returned to campus with a cookout following. The Powderpuff game pitted senior girls against junior girls in flag football with varsity football players acting as their coaches.
The juniors struck first, scoring a touchdown for a 6-0 lead. However, senior Sushma Santhana made a long scamper down the seniors’ sideline to tie the game 6-6. The seniors pulled off a successful two-point conversion play, but under the rules of flag football, it counted the same as a point-after kick, and only gave them a slim 7-6 advantage. The juniors hit again just before the end of the first 16-minute half to lead 12-7 at halftime.
Liberty’s seniors scored twice in the second half for the 19-12 final.
Liberty’s junior and senior boys battled in a Powderbuff volleyball match the night before.
Liberty High has eschewed the tradition of a Homecoming King and Queen, instead only naming a Homecoming Court. For 2019 the Court consisted of Maison Allen, Scott Dill, Ella Johnson, Henry Krain, Rudy Nahra, Santhana, Kaleb Williams and Selena Wisner.