Liberty takes undefeated record to 5-1 Westminster, QB Kent to face old team

Posted at 8:30 AM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 18:19:27-04

It has been a magical season for the Liberty Lions.

“It’s been pretty exciting. We’ve had a good ride,” said quarterback Nathan Kent.

“Great group of guys and our team chemistry is really good,” added linebacker McClain Butler

They are off to the best start in the program history, an undefeated 6-0.

“It’s just been rolling,” said head coach Larry Luthe. “We have a lot of confidence and momentum is going our way and we’re excited and hopefully we keep it going one more week.”

“We’re pretty much balanced,” said Butler. “We have a great defense, great offense. So, it really evens out at the end of the day.”

Leading the way is Kent.  The junior signal caller is in his first season with the Lions. He was the backup at Westminster over the last two years.

“He’s just fun. He wants to win. He’s very competitive,” said Luthe. “He has an intensity about him that the kids have responded to.”

“Before the season we all had an idea of what we could do. We knew who our players were and what we could do. Our team chemistry is something that can’t be broken,” said Kent.

On Friday the Lions are up against their toughest opponent so far this season.  Wouldn’t you know it, they visit Kent’s old team, the 5-1 Westminster Owls.

“I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to going back to… playing against some friends that I’ve grown up with my whole life,” said Kent. “I might get booed. But, that’s all part of the game. It’s part of the experience.”

“I’m sure he’s excited to get back and show them how good he is and how much he’s improved,” added Luthe.

“Last year they came to our house, at our homecoming, and they beat us. We plan to do the same thing this year - go to their house, on their homecoming, and beat them,” said Butler about the matchup. 

Kickoff on Friday is slated for 7:00 p.m.

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