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NORTH LIBERTY — It was one of those football games that came down to the wire.
Clear Creek Amana rallied to take down Iowa City Liberty, 31-30, Friday night, handing the Lightning their fourth straight loss this season.
After a holding call on the opening kickoff, Liberty drove 92 yards and scored on a 1-yard touchdown run by Darius Willis-Newell.
The senior running back totaled 306 rushing yards and scored three touchdowns.
His second touchdown was on a 32-yard rush in the second quarter and his third was a 9-yard run with five minutes into the second half. He, however, fumbled on the final possession for the Lightning, costing them the chance to win the game late in the fourth quarter.
The Clippers took advantage of their final chance, scoring on a 60-yard touchdown pass from senior Ben Swails to senior wide receiver Gage Freeman. This TD came with 2:14 left in the fourth quarter.
Swails also had a great game with a 61-yard touchdown run, and passed for 248 yards.
“We have come from behind a lot already this season,” Swails said. “That touchdown pass meant a lot to me and my team. The whole night we continued to have our offense roll and just did what we know how to do.”