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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Lancers reach state playoffs

Spangle boys best Raiders, 15-6, on muddy field


November 10, 2022

Roger Harnack | The Gazette

Lake Roosevelt quarterback Brit Egbert (left) and Liberty's Gunner Stephens (right) scramble for an errant snap that rolled into the end zone. Liberty's Brandon Finau recovered the ball for a touchdown.

SPANGLE - Sometimes, a football game is decided solely on turnovers.

Such was the case Friday night, Nov. 4, when the Liberty Lancers held off the visiting Lake Roosevelt Raiders, 15-6, to advance to the state 2B football playoffs.

With a cold, steady rain and a muddy filed, the District 6/7 crossover proved to be a defensive battle, with little offense on both sides of the ball.

Two Raider fumbles and an incepted Lancer pass made the difference in the game.

The first quarter was a hard slog in the mud, with little offensive traction on either side of the ball.

With the ground game not gene...

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