Houston's Justin Schmidt is tackled as he goes after a fumble Friday night. Liberty recovered the ball.

Liberty scored on its first play from scrimmage and cruised to a 42-6 victory Friday night against the Houston Tigers.

The Eagles led 35-6 at the half and scored on their second possession of the third quarter to start the mercy clock.

Liberty, which improved to 2-0 in district play, out-gained the Tigers 346-137.

Senior Justin Schmidt led Houston with 65 rushing yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Kyle Poynter was 6-of-25 passing for 39 yards and was picked off twice.

Jesse Setters’ 78-yard kickoff return to the Liberty 5-yard line set up Houston’s lone score. Two plays later, Schmidt scored from 4 yards away to make it 20-6.

The Tigers, who lost two fumbles and had four turnovers, complete the 2009 season Friday by hosting Cuba. The seniors will be recognized prior to the game.

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