Massie, Liberty Dominate

LYNCHBURG, Va. --- A high-powered passing attack matched with a Bobby Massie-led defense guided Liberty Christian Academy to a 56-12 Friday night rout of Saltsburg (Pa.) Kiski.

"We were just able to come together as a team [and] just move the ball on offense," said Massie. "… The offensive line did their job; running backs, quarterbacks – everybody just played together.

"On defense, we just stopped everything. We just showed what the Bulldog defense is about and shut it down."

LCA's defense only allowed one touchdown, while their offense kept the punting unit on the bench the entire game. The Bulldogs scored four touchdowns through the air, while their vertical passing attack set up two other scores.

Massie, a 6-foot-7, 330-pounder, started on both lines and only missed two plays until the first teamers were pulled in the fourth quarter. He also played on every special teams unit outside of kickoff and kick return.

In LCA's 3-4 scheme, Massie starred as a two-gap nose guard, where he collected eight tackles (five solo) including two for a loss, and recovered a fumble that later lead to a touchdown.

"I thought I did pretty good," said Massie. "I know on a few plays I messed up when they ran a dive up the middle; I've got to work on that; that's my fault. But other than that, in the run game I was pretty solid.

"To me, my pass rush skills, I didn't pressure the quarterback as much as I did in past games."

All but one of Massie's tackles occurred in the first half.

"They ran a lot of jets to the outside [in the second half], because it was working for them in the first half," said Massie. "Other than that, I would say it was more my fault. I wasn't playing as hard, because the way the score was -- that's something I need to work on."

Offensively, Massie anchors the line from the right tackle position. He didn't have any blown blocks, but didn't record any pancake blocks.

LCA is now 5-0 and the Bulldogs have high expectations for the remainder of the season.

"State championship, that's what our eyes are on," said Massie. "As you can see, it's going to be hard for anybody to knock us off."

Recruiting Update

Relieved from practice this weekend, Massie will travel less than 100 miles to Blacksburg Friday night for his first official visit – Virginia Tech. He has also scheduled official visits to Clemson on December 1st and Georgia on December 8th.

Massie will grant Tennessee an official visit, while his fifth and final trip is still up for grabs.

"I'll probably leave the last one open in case someone else comes along," said Massie. "I was looking at North Carolina, but if someone else bigger comes along I'll probably take a trip there. North Carolina is a good school – don't get me wrong."

The UNC coaching staff has been relentless with their efforts to obtain Massie's final allotted official visit.

"Coach [Sam] Pittman, Coach [Kenny] Browning, and Coach [Butch] Davis call me at least once a week," said Massie. "They'll give me a call and have me on speaker phone with all three of them.

"They're trying to get me up for an official visit. They tell me how I can make a difference on the team on the offensive side of the ball, because they've got a situation where there are not a lot of offensive linemen."

In addition to the five aforementioned schools, Massie is also interested in Maryland.

Massie denies having a leader and says all six finalists are even. His official visits will play a major part in his collegiate decision.

"[I'm looking for] the place I feel most comfortable," said Massie. "If I'm not playing football, the place I can see myself waking up every morning for the next four or five years glad I'm there."

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