AUSTIN (KXAN) — Liberty Hill avoided Rouse’s revenge in a third-round rematch on Friday with a 56-33 win to book a second straight trip to the state quarterfinals.
Last year, the Panthers defeated Rouse 56-42 in a high-flying game between the two Central Texas schools in the same round of the playoffs.
One of Liberty Hill’s biggest stars on Friday was Joe Pitchford, who played for the Raiders last year before his family moved to Liberty Hill. He had a 64-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and threw a 49-yard touchdown on a fake punt in the fourth.
The Panthers will play Alamo Heights next week after the Mules beat Marble Falls, 10-7.