ANTIOCH -- After giving up an early touchdown, the host Antioch High football team scored 20 unanswered points in the first half in a 48-13 Bay Valley Athletic win over Liberty.

Quarterback Hunter Karnthong lead Antioch (6-3, 1-3 BVAL) with 141 yards rushing and three scores, including two in the opening half.

Karnthong's second rushing score came on a draw play from the Liberty 49 as Antioch faced a 3rd-and-eight. His run capped off a eight-play drive that started at the Antioch 10 following a turnover on downs.

Liberty (2-7, 0-4) twice drove the ball deep into Antioch territory in the second quarter, but was held twice on fourth down and goal to go.

"We gave up a couple of long drives early on. Luckily our defense was able to make some stops," Antioch head coach John Lucido said.

Antioch finished the game with 339 yards rushing, including 191 yards in the first half.

Liberty started the game by recovering a squib kick, and driving 41 yards on 10 plays. The drive was capped by a 4 yard touchdown run by Ivan Oseguera.

Antioch responded with an eight-play, 64-yard drive that led to a 7-yard touchdown run from Karnthong.

Lucido said he was especially pleased with Karnthong's performance given that he hadn't been able to practice during the week with an injured shoulder.


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Cheron Garner added 95 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Antioch, while Elbert Hamilton Jr. chipped in with 70 yards rushing and a score. Cody Maghuyop led Liberty with 104 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Karnthong was ejected from the game midway through the third quarter after taking a swing at Liberty's Jacob Gonzalez after Gonzalez ran up to him and shoved him following an Antioch kickoff. Gonzalez was also ejected.

Lucido says he will appeal the one-game suspension that comes with an ejection.

Antioch 48, Liberty 13

Antioch          6          14          21          7--          48

Liberty          7          0          0          6--          13

L -- Oseguera 4 run (Martinez kick)

A -- Karnthong 7 run (Kick no good)

A -- Hamilton Jr. 3 run (Pass failed)

A -- Karnthong 49 run (Karnthong run)

A -- Karnthong 8 run (Pass failed)

A -- Garner 1 run (Hamilton Jr. run)

A -- Garner 24 run (Velasquez kick)

L -- Maghuyop 11 run (Kick blocked)

A -- Desrosiers 1 pass from Obias (Velasquez kick)

Rushing: A -- Karnthong 13-141, Garner 13-95, Hamilton Jr. 10-70, Lewis 1-33, Obias 2-5, Desrosiers 1-0. Totals 40-339. L -- Maghuyop 13-104, Trego 3-32, Lee 2-8, Solari 5-7, Oseguera 10-4, Suckow 3-(-17). Totals 37-138. Passing: A -- Karnthong 7-10-1 79, Lewis 1-1-0 19, Obias 2-2-0 11. Totals 10-13-1 109. L -- Suckow 7-10-1 65, Oseguera 3-9-1 45. Totals 10-19-2 110. Receiving: A -- Wall 3-39, Desrosiers 3-21, Bourdoud 1-17, Wilson 1-12, Fuller 1-10, Cortez 1-7. Totals 10-109. L -- Smith 3-25, Oseguera 3-22, Green 1-21, Foote 1-19, Trego 1-13, Lee 1-10. Totals 10-110. Fumbles/lost: Antioch 2/1; Liberty 2/0. Records: Antioch 6-3, 1-3. Liberty 2-7, 0-4.