PBHS Colts to take on Liberty Friday
PHILIPPI — Class AA Philip Barbour (2-1) picked up their second win of the season in week three after a second-half onslaught, posting a 56-32 victory over Class A Notre Dame at Hite Field. The Colts will be back in the Clarksburg vicinity on Friday to face AA No. 9 Liberty High School (2-0) at 7 p.m. on the campus of LHS.
“We respect Liberty,” PBHS coach Russ Collett said. “They’re a pretty big and a pretty aggressive team. Our goal was to hit at Notre Dame, and we are expecting a big hit game at Liberty as well.”
Cam Kollo put the Colts on the board first with a 9-yard interception returned for a touchdown against the Irish last week. Fellow senior Hunter Gainer also put up 6 points by way of a 97-yard kickoff returned to pay dirt.
PBHS gained a total of 516 yards on offense, including a whopping 509 rushing yards.
Chase Collier ran for 257 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Hunter Mason rushed for 195 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Mason notched a 45-yard interception returned for a touchdown, on of 3 TDs Mason scored on the evening.
Logan Allen churned out 59 yards on the ground for PBHS during the game.
Notre Dame found a niche in the passing game, torching the PB defense with 377 yards through the air. The good news for Philip Barbour’s defense this week is that they’ll likely be stacking it up against the run.
Liberty’s game plan will be straight forward and simply packaged on Friday.
The Mountaineers will feature a tandem of senior class running backs in Dalton Westfall and Broderick Lantz, who have already teamed up for over 600 yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground through two games for Liberty.
“This game calls for aggression, discipline and physical play,” Collett added. “We have gotten more physical each week.
“If you’re going to play against the better teams in the state, you must be physical. It’s not just this week, and we will keep working on getting bigger and stronger every time out.”
Kickoff time for Philip Barbour vs. Liberty on the road is slated for 7 p.m., as the Friday night lights warm up near Clarksburg.