Entering this week just 84-yards shy of the Nevada career passing yards record, Liberty quarterback Kenyon Oblad surged past the 10,113-yard mark in leading the Patriots to a 49-14 on the road at Green Valley.
In a game that saw 56-points scored in the first half, Liberty saw star defensive lineman/fullback Crishaun Lappin kick off the scoring surge with runs of 1 and 42 yards on the second and third Patriot drive of the game that gave the team an early 14-0 lead in the first 6 minutes of the contest.
Needing to get back in the contest, Green Valley quarterback found A.J. Barrilla located his top target Kalyja Waialea on a pass to get on board with a 53-yards score to close the gap at 14-7.
Oblad would get hot from there as he crossed the record on the next drive that would finish with a pass to Cervontes White for a 30-yard score to finish the drive to push the score to 21-7.
Looking to stay competitive, Barrilla would once again come through finding Adrian Gutierrez on a 53-yard score to once again close the scoring gap.
Using good field position on back-to-back possession, Oblad added two more passing touchdowns on short tosses to tight end Kyle Beaudry and running back Zyrus Fiaseu in the first 5-minutes of the second quarter that allowed the Patriots to surge to a 35-14 lead to widen the gap.
The Gators showed plenty of fight and appeared to be on the verge of adding another score moving the ball down to the Liberty 6-yard line but that is when the Patriots defense would add the knockout blow in the final seconds of the quarter. With pressure off the edge from Lappin on the next two plays, would lead to a sack followed by an interception on the second play that Austin Fiaseu would return 97-yard for a touchdown to close the half with Liberty holding a commanding 42-14 lead.
The second half would open with a stalemate in the third quarter as both defensive squads would stiffen but the opening of the fourth quarter would see the final knock out blow by the Patriots with Oblad tossing his fourth touchdown pass of the contest to David Elder to move the score to 49-14 in the final stanza.
Holding a commanding lead with a running clock, both teams would see the score hold as they allowed the less experienced player to gain some playing time with Oblad finishing the game with 10,317-passing yards as he readies to continue to attack the record books in search of another trip the the Nevada title game.