The Liberty Ranch Hawks varsity football team got a second chance, but it’s going to take a Herculean effort to take advantage of it. The Hawks (6-4) were the No. 15 seed in Division IV when the Sac-Joaquin Section released the playoff brackets on Saturday. They will travel to take on the No. 2 Hilmar Yellowjackets (10-0) in the first round on Friday at 7 p.m.
Just a week ago it look as though Liberty Ranch’s season was over following a loss to the Cosumnes Oaks Wolfpack of Elk Grove in the Hawks’ regular-season finale.