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Washington survives Iowa City Liberty 38-31 to remain undefeated

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (KWWL) – The Washington Demons came into North Liberty Friday night fresh off of a 50-point win over Oskaloosa. The Iowa City Liberty Lightning were no easy task, though, also sitting at 2-0 in just their second season as a program.

Washington struck first on a drive fueled by quarterback Luke Turner’s legs. Turner rushed it in from a few yards out, and went right back to the well for the 2-point conversion to make it 8-0 Demons.

Liberty had a response on its second drive, getting into the redzone through the air and finishing the drive with a handoff to Max Tafolla. After a 2-point conversion of their own, things were tied at 8-8.

Trashaun Willis took one of his first snaps of the season under center on Washington’s next drive. After recovering a loose snap, Willis gunned it downfield to senior Ethan Hunt for a huge chunk of yardage. The Demons scored on that drive to retake the lead at 16-8.

“That was one of the first plays I actually played quarterback this year. So, I knew I had to chuck it downfield. He (coach) told me to just let it go, so that’s what I did,” Willis said. Willis was born without most of his left arm but that’s never stopped him from competing.

Washington was able to survive a back-and-forth second half and win 38-31 over Iowa City Liberty, who falls to 2-1.

Washington, 3-0, will try to stay perfect next week on the road against West Liberty, who came into week three winless.

Travis Breese

Reporter, Iowa City

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