TEXARKANA — Isaiah Cross scored on a 45-yard run late in the contest to give Liberty-Eylau a two-touchdown lead, and the Leopards held on for a 28-20 win over Spring Hill Friday in District 6-4A Division II action at Harris Field.
Liberty-Eylau moves to 2-5 overall and won its district opener. Spring Hill drops to 2-6 and 0-2 heading into an open week.
Kaden Rogers caught a 3-yard pass from Gage White for the Panthers to cut the Leopards lead to eight points with 0:38 seconds left.
Rogers finished the game with two catches for 11 yards and a touchdown. White ended the night completing 18 of 28 passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns and a pair of interceptions.
Cross passed for 59 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 55 yards on 10 carries.
The Panthers cut into the Leopards lead late in the third period.
Morgan Bradford caught a 25-yard pass from White to pull Spring Hill within a score of the Liberty-Eylau, 21-14.
The Leopards wasted no time in the second half to add to their lead.
Cedric Dickerson scored his second touchdown of the game on a 22-yard run with 10:50 left in the third quarter.
Dickerson ended the night with nine totes for 138 yards and two touchdowns.
Shannon Roy intercepted a White pass late in the second quarter, preventing a Panther score before intermission.
Dickerson scored his first touchdown on a run from 15 yards out with 0:22 left in the first half.
White’s first incompletion came in the second quarter. Until this point, White completed 8 of 8 passes.
Spring Hill answered back the following possession when Zach Henry caught a 15-yard pass from White to tie the contest.
Henry led the Panther receivers with 11 snags for 106 yards and a score.
El-Amin Greer put the Leopards on the board first in the opening quarter on a 43-yard strike from Cross with 5:05 left in the period.
Greer finished with two catches for 59 yards and a touchdown.
Daryn Beck rushed for 51 yards in the loss for the Panthers.