Liberty North’s seven-year wait to play a home football game came to an end Friday when the Eagles took to the field in their brand-spanking new stadium.
That first home game didn’t go quite as planned.
First, the Eagles and their fans had to wait out a 90-minute weather delay due to a thunderstorm that emerged an hour before the kickoff. And they had to open the season against Staley, the No. 3-ranked team in Missouri Class 5.
Liberty North scored first in the opening minutes of the game, but Staley struck back hard. The Falcons scored four straight touchdowns and rolled to a 50-27 victory in the inaugural game at the Crossley Family Activity Complex.
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It wasn’t the outcome Liberty North wanted, but the stands were full and the atmosphere was electric in its first true home football game, which still made the night memorable for the players and fans.
Liberty North’s next home game should also pack the new house. After playing at Raytown this Friday night, the Eagles will get another chance for their first home victory Sept. 1 when they host crosstown rival Liberty.