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Mercer Island earns big win over Liberty | Prep football

Moving convincingly into the No. 2 spot in the KingCo conference, Mercer Island beat Liberty on Friday evening with a 32-10 final score.

The Islanders, who were previously tied with Liberty and Mount Si for the No. 2 spot, moved up in the standings with the win.

Liberty earned the first points of the night off a field goal in the first quarter.

The Islanders earned a key interception in the second quarter by Cameron Ogard to put the ball on the 38-yard line. With 5:35 left in the second Phil Frazier broke through to score to make it a 7-3 game.

The team followed the performance with a Jeff Linquist pass to Brett Tsang with 12.1 left in the half to put Mercer Island up 14-3 over Liberty.

Back in action after halftime, Mercer Island started with the ball, which they quickly turned into points on the baord when Nicky Sinclair made a 52-yard run to score. After the two point run failed, the Islanders had a 20-3 lead.

In the third quarter, Mercer Island opened again with a touchdown, this time with Lindquist connecting with Connor Bernal for a 26-3 lead.

After forcing Liberty back on plays thanks to strong defense, the Islanders got the ball back, but were forced to kick a field goal from the 10-yard line. The score was 29-3 at the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, kicker Alex Wood ended a stellar evening with a 51-yard field goal to make the score 32-3.

Liberty scored with 5:53 left on the clock, ending the game with a 32-10 final score.

Next Friday the Islanders will host Sammamish at 7:30 p.m. for the school's homecoming game. The homecoming parade will begin downtown at 4:30 p.m. followed by the senior night festivities at 6:50 p.m. It's also All Island Band Night featuring middle school and elementary band members playing at half time.

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