Lucky? Maybe. But the Liberty Ranch Hawks varsity football team proved it’s pretty darn good, too. Given a second chance, the Hawks showed they belonged in the postseason, giving the undefeated Hilmar Yellowjackets a scare on Friday.
However, eight turnovers proved to be the undoing of No. 15 Liberty Ranch, as the Hawks watched a halftime lead slip away in a 31-14 loss to the host Yellowjackets in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.