Kenyon Oblad threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns Friday as host Liberty’s football team rolled to a 51-0 win over Coronado in a Sunrise Region quarterfinal.
The Patriots (9-1) will host Green Valley (6-4) in a region semifinal on Nov. 20.
“Tonight went about as good as we could have asked for,” Oblad said after the game. “I thought we executed well on offense, and the defense played great, too.”
Marquell James started the scoring barrage for Liberty, cashing in on a 20-yard run on the Patriots’ second possession of the game for a 6-0 lead with 3:58 left in the first quarter.
Oblad found Ethan Dedeaux on a 47-yard touchdown pass on Liberty’s next drive for a 14-0 lead.
Stephen Stowers’ 27-yard run with 10:24 left in the second quarter extended the lead to 22-0, and Oblad hit Gavin Caci on a 24-yard scoring pass to increase the margin to 30-0 at the half.
The Patriots torched Coronado (3-7) for three touchdowns in less than six minutes to start the second half.
Oblad’s 27-yard pass to Nayton Koki just 1:41 into the half bumped the lead to 37-0, and on the ensuing Coronado drive, Dominque Turner returned an interception 44 yards for a score for Liberty.
The Patriots recovered the kickoff after Turner’s score, and five plays later, Adam Lemos-Dimas scored on a 12-yard run to make it 51-0 with 6:51 left in the third quarter.
“We had the right intensity, and we were able to play injury-free,” said Liberty coach Rich Muraco. “We just want to reduce our penalties and play even better next week.”
Landon Rowland had 83 passing yards for Coronado, and teammate Da’Quan Davis had three catches for 62 yards.