Legacy back on field to open district play after layoff

October 23, 2020
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By Bob Kowalski

Mansfield Record

Legacy gets back on the football field Friday night after sitting out the past two weeks.

The Broncos host Red Oak in a District 4-5A Division I matchup at 7 p.m. Friday at Vernon Newsom Stadium, 3700 E. Broad St. Tickets are available only online at www.ticketspickets.com. No tickets are sold on-site.

The game is the district opener for both teams and homecoming for Legacy. Red Oak’s Hawks have played only one game, losing to Ennis, 52-21. Among their canceled games this season was a scheduled Week 2 matchup with Timberview. The Hawks were 11-2 last season, reaching the Division II regional semifinals.

The Broncos opened their season with a 31-17 victory over Byron Nelson, putting up 17 second-quarter points to break open the game. Munshae Kennedy scored two touchdowns in that game, and the Legacy defense forced five turnovers, including four interceptions. The Broncos got on the board first on Camren Wilson’s 43-yard interception return for a TD in the first quarter.

The next week, Legacy fell to Northwest Eaton, 17-7, unable to move the ball against the tough Eagles defense. Legacy managed only 114 total yards, and Eaton had 85 offensive snaps to Legacy’s 32. Still, the Broncos allowed only two touchdowns in the narrow defeat.

Legacy’s third scheduled game, against Red Oak, was canceled because of pandemic concerns in the Red Oak ISD. Last week was the Broncos’ regularly scheduled bye week.

Elsewhere in the Mansfield ISD, Lake Ridge will try to snap a three-game losing streak in a District 11-6A game at Cedar Hill. The Longhorns (2-0) enter the game on the heels of an impressive 27-17 road victory over perennial state power Aledo.

Timberview is scheduled to travel to Burleson for a District 5-5A Division II opener. The Wolves have won both of their games, defeating Lake Ridge, 28-14, and Cleburne, 18-13.

On Thursday night, Mansfield evened its record at 2-2 by defeating Hewitt Midway, 28-24, at Newsom Stadium to kick off District 11-6A competition.

Summit, whose scheduled game against Burleson Centennial was canceled because of pandemic concerns at Centennial, picked up a non-district game at Ennis, but fell 63-26 to drop their record to 1-2.

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