Liberty Benton Eagles provided the opposition in this years 2014 Senior Game. After a short ceremony that recognized the seven seniors (Zach Schwarzman, Gabe Williams, Caleb Baker, Ross Etter, Joey Swager, Derek Troyer, and Jonathon Shepard). The game was played Saturday in a brisk autumn breeze. The first half was a tight game with the Eagles taking a 1-0 lead at the 31:09 mark on a shot from 15 yards out. This finished up the scoring in the first half. The second half belonged to Liberty Benton. The Eagles scored at the 24:59 mark, 21:47 mark, and 12:54 mark before the Pirates Zach Schwarzman found the back of the goal with a shot from 18 yards. The Eagles finished up the scoring with a tally at the 6:49 mark. Final score: Eagles 5, Pirates 1.
Congratulation to the Pirates, especially the Seniors, on the great season so far, winning the PCL and good luck in Tournament.
Editiors note: Joey Swager, 2013 PCL Honorable Mention, made his 2014 debut by taking the kickoff at the start of game and was then subbed for.
–Photos courtesy of Laurie Schwarzman’s FB page
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter