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Wilmington players stand on the sideline as they take on Reynolds Friday at Greyhound Stadium.

The Greyhounds traveled over 200 miles for a nonregion matchup and returned with a setback.

Wilmington dug an early hole and couldn’t recover in dropping a 35-14 verdict to Liberty-Benton (Ohio) on Saturday. The loss snapped the Greyhounds’ 23-game regular season winning streak.

Wilmington’s last loss in the regular season was a 31-19 road setback to Farrell in 2018.

The Greyhounds added the game on Thursday after their regularly-scheduled matchup with Oil City was canceled because the Oilers were battling COVID cases.

Liberty-Benton, which is in Findlay, held a 14-0 lead after the first quarter. The Eagles were up 21-7 at the half.

Luke Edwards scored Wilmington’s first touchdown on an 80-yard run in the second quarter.

The Eagles pushed the margin to 28-7 going to the fourth quarter. They held a 35-7 margin before Wilmington closed the scoring on a 20-yard touchdown toss from Tuff McConahy to Cole McCallister.

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