New coach will try to keep Liberty Ranch Hawks in playoff hunt
Trevon Windley of the Liberty Ranch Hawks slips a tackle attempt by Preston Rizo of the Lathrop Spartans at Warrior Stadium in Galt on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. Windley is the team’s leading returning rusher from 2012.
- By the numbers
33: Career games started at quarterback by Jake Tibbetts, out of 33 in Liberty Ranch’s varsity history.
6: Number of Hawks rushers who had at least 25 carries on the year. Five of them, including Tibbetts, had 40 or more.
0: Number of wins for Liberty Ranch against teams .500 or over. Out of the Hawks’ victories, no opponent had more than three wins.
- 2013 schedule
Aug. 30: at Amador 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 6: at Lathrop 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 13: vs. Yuba City 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 20: vs. Gregori 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 27: vs. Galt 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 4: vs. Vista del Lago 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 11: at Union Mine 7:15 p.m.
Oct. 18: vs. River City 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 25: at El Dorado 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 1: at Cosumnes Oaks 7:15 p.m.
Note: Liberty Ranch Hawks home games are played at Galt High School.
- 2012 results
Game 1: Antelope 41, Liberty Ranch 7
Game 2: Liberty Ranch 42, Lathrop 7
Game 3: Yuba City 35, Liberty Ranch 21
Game 4: Liberty Ranch 64, Gregori 33
Game 5: Liberty Ranch 48, Galt 0
Game 6: Vista del Lago 63, Liberty Ranch 21
Game 7: Liberty Ranch 54, Union Mine 6
Game 8: River City 20, Liberty Ranch 17
Game 9: Liberty Ranch 63, El Dorado 14
Game 10: Cosumnes Oaks 51, Liberty Ranch 21
- Sierra Valley Conference
Cosumnes Oaks Wolfpack
El Dorado Cougars
Liberty Ranch Hawks
River City Raiders
Union Mine Diamondbacks
Vista del Lago Eagles
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 9:25 am
They were no slouches, but the Liberty Ranch Hawks fell back to varsity football reality a bit after their stunning run to the section semifinals in 2011. With assistant Bryan Golder replacing Anthony Linebaugh on the sideline, Liberty Ranch finished 5-5 and fell just short of the playoffs, a late heartbreaker at River City denying them a sixth win.
After Golder stepped down, former Ripon and Modesto Christian assistant Darin Higgins was hired in January. He will try to keep Liberty Ranch in the mix in the ultra-competitive Sierra Valley Conference.
Thursday, August 15, 2013 9:25 am.