Sports Update: Loggers blast Corvallis, 50-28
| September 11, 2009 12:00 AM
The Libby High School football team made a successful home debut on Friday night with a 50-28 rout over Corvallis.
The Loggers got out to a 28-14 lead by halftime and then put the game out of reach with 3:55 left in the third on a 90-yard pass from Kelly May to T.J. Benson. The visitors showed some life in the fourth but Libby had built too much of a lead.
Kody Berget scored twice on TD receptions of 17 and 49 yards in the first half. May hit paydirt on a 14-yard run and Benson found the end zone on a 27-yard run – both of those in the second quarter.
Following Benson's 90-yard play in the third, the Loggers then broke off another long one on a 71-yard pass from May to Tyler Troy. Midway through the fourth, May scored his second TD on a 1-yard run.
Benson rushed for 70 yards on 10 carries and had two catches for 101 yards. May completed 6-of-14 passes for 208 yards. Berget had a pair of receptions for 66 yards.
Kaila Forster, believed to be the first female football player in the program's history, connected on 6-of-6 extra points and scored on a two-point conversion pass from May.
For complete coverage from Libby's win and a feature story on Forster's journey into football, see the Sept. 16 edition of The Western News.