• warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.

Prairie Hawks jolted by the Bolts

Liberty High’s Ben Houselog catches a Drake Woody pass Friday, Sept. 29, at Cedar Rapids Prairie in a sophomore gridiron battle against the Prairie Hawks. Houselog took the ball in for a touchdown and scored a 2-point conversion giving the “Bolts” an 8-0 lead on their way to a 22-16 win. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

CEDAR RAPIDS– Lightning struck on a clear, blue, late-September afternoon as the Liberty High “Bolts” jolted Cedar Rapids Prairie, 22-16, in sophomore football action at Prairie last Friday. The win improved Liberty’s record to 3-3.
Ben Houselog put the Bolts on the scoreboard at the end of the first quarter with a 40-yard pass reception and run good for Liberty’s first touchdown of the game. Houselog then scored on a 2-point conversion, giving the Bolts an 8-0 lead. Kaleb Williams scored in the second quarter on a running play and also made a 2-point conversion, which put Liberty ahead 16-0 with 6:15 left in the first half.
The Prairie Hawks scored in the third quarter with a touchdown and 2-point conversion to narrow Liberty’s lead to 16-8 with 8:22 left in the period. Prairie recovered their own onside kick and advanced toward Liberty’s goal line. However, Williams picked off a Prairie Hawk pass with 5:37 left in the period and started a Liberty drive from their own 47-yard line. Woody completed a 37-yard pass to Caden Fedeler, who was brought down 10 yards short of a touchdown. Williams ran the ball in for the Bolts’ third touchdown. The two-point conversion was stopped, but Liberty still held a 22-8 advantage with 3:59 left in the third.
Prairie scored its second touchdown early in the fourth quarter and followed with a 2-point conversion play for the 22-16 final score.
Liberty travels to Cedar Rapids’ Kingston Stadium on Friday, Oct. 6, for a 5 p.m. battle with Cedar Rapids Washington and stays on the road for a Monday, Oct. 16, contest with Iowa City Regina at Regina High School starting at 6 p.m. The 2017 season wraps up Monday, Oct. 23, on Bates Field at Iowa City High School against West Delaware starting at 6 p.m.