Mtn. View Outlasts Mtn. Grove For Title

Published 11/11 2013 11:33PM

Updated 11/12 2013 03:38AM

MTN. VIEW, Mo-In Mountain View, the 11-0 Liberty Eagles hosted arch rival 10-1 Mountain Grove.

Earlier this season, moutain view beat the panthers.

But Monday night was for the district championship and the right to  move on in the playoffs.

And Mountain View Liberty opens the scoring with this Jaelon Acklin touchdown pass to Keith Howell, it's 6-nothing Eagles.

Mountain Grove answers on the ground, Ricky Healy takes this in from 24 yards out it's 7-6 Panthers.

It's 14-7 Eagles when the Panthers score again, it's Healy again, this time from 17 yards out, it's 14-13 with the missed p-a-t.

It's 21-19 when Mountain View Liberty scores again, it's Acklin, this time he runs with the ball, this makes it 28-19, and that Eagles led by nine at the half.

And Mountain View Liberty wins a tough district championship 34-31.      

"Mountain Grove is a run pound it out kind of team," said Liberty coach Darin Acklin.  "And we're a spread throw it kind of team.  Yes it was a game of adjustments, we made adjustments at halftme.  It's playoff football the team that wins makes the best adjustments." 

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