Freedom football rules 2nd half to beat Liberty, claim city title –

FULL STORY: Taylor becomes rushing sensation to propel Freedom past Liberty

Freedom 28, Liberty 13 Rapid Recap

Freedom High Schools football team took what it wanted in the second half.

What it wanted was a rivalry victory and city championship.

The Patriots, ranked No. 2 by, scored 21 unanswered points and defeated Liberty 28-13 on Saturday afternoon at Bethlehem Area School District Stadium.

Turning point: Freedom trailed 13-7 at halftime, but only needed six plays to go 59 yards for a score on the opening possession of the third quarter. Quarterback Brian Taylor avoided a sack and tossed a 24-yard TD to Ethan Neidig. Kicker Zeyad Ragabs PAT put the Patriots ahead 14-13 with 9:24 on the clock.

Liberty punted on the ensuing possession and Freedom marched right back down the field, going 64 yards in nine plays. Taylor capped the series with a 7-yard rushing TD to go ahead 21-13.

Top performers: Taylor completed 9 of 17 passes for 109 yards and a score. He also rushed for 87 yards and three scores on 14 carries.

Deante Crawford had 154 yards on 33 carries for Freedom.

Liberty tailback Kyndred Wright had 14 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown. Karim Brice returned a punt 75 yards for a Hurricanes touchdown.

What it means: Freedom, which won the city title by virtue of its wins over Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic, finished the regular season with an 8-2 record. The Patriots will host Easton as the third seed in the District 11 Class 6A tournament.

Liberty, which won its season opener, closed the fall with a 1-9 mark.

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