Washington Evening Journal
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IOWA CITY — It was a tough task for Mt. Pleasant on Friday night as the Panthers tried to figure out a way to hold off a hungry Liberty team on night of the Lightning’s homecoming.
The Panthers drowned in a flurry of Lightning scores in the first half en route to a 56-0 loss, the first victory for former Washington coach James Harris since making the move to Liberty in the offseason.
Liberty scored three touchdowns in each of the first two quarters. The Lightning led 21-0 after one quarter and 42-0 at the half.
Isaiah Albright led the Panther running game, rushing for 100 yards in the loss.
Carson Coleman completed six passes on the day for 44 yards. Jacob Richtman threw for 18.
Carter Amos led the receiving group with four catches for 31 yards. Jurha Turner caught one ball for 14.
It was the Panthers’ second loss in a row after picking up their first win over West Burlington-Notre Dame on September 17. Mt. Pleasant is now 1-5 overall and 0-2 in district play.
The Panthers will have another tough one ahead of them this week as they travel to Burlington (4-2, 1-1) for a district road game.