Football: Liberty Christian vs. LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus preview capsule

November 15, 2012 

Liberty Christian Patriots vs. LaCrosse-Washtucna Tigercats

Class 1B quarterfinal

When, where: 4 p.m. Friday, Edgar Brown Stadium, Pasco

Records: Liberty Christian 11-0, LaCrosse-Washtucna 8-3

Forecast: 41 degrees, 20 percent chance of rain, winds NE at 4 mph

Last playoff appearance: Liberty Christian, never. LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus, 2008 (defeated Wishkah Valley 64-62 in state title game).

Playoff history: Liberty Christian, none. LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus, 18-7 in 13 appearances (won state titles in 1982, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008).

Top players: Liberty Christian, QB Mike Olson, RB Reace Howard, WR Tyler Morris. LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus, RB Sawyer Hostetler, QB Joey Guske

Last week: Liberty Christian defeated Odessa-Harrington 90-26 in a regional playoff. LaCrosse-Washtucna defeated Almira/Coulee-Hartline 52-36 in a regional playoff.

Up next: At winner of Touchet vs. Cusick

Notes: This is a repeat of a league game from Oct. 26, which Liberty Christian won 78-0. In that game, the Patriots held the Tigercats to minus-27 yards of total offense.

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