Waxahachie’s quick TDs sink Legacy

October 14, 2023
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(Photos by Dominic Ceraldi/Mansfield Record)

By Bob Kowalski

Mansfield Record

Waxahachie scored two touchdowns in 45 seconds – just before and after halftime – to open a large lead on the way to defeating Legacy, 38-12, on Friday night at Vernon Newsom Stadium.

After Waxahachie (5-2, 2-2 11-6A) had driven for a field goal with 26 seconds left just before halftime, an offsides penalty against Legacy (2-5, 1-4) during the kick put the ball at the Broncos’ 2-yard line, giving the visitors one more crack at a touchdown. Ta’Modrick Davis-Robinson rushed into the end zone on the next play to give Waxahachie a 21-0 halftime lead.

(Photos by Dominic Ceraldi/Mansfield Record)

Legacy received the second-half kickoff, but fumbled on the first play from scrimmage. Waxahachie’s Jeremy Jackson Jr. scooped up the loose ball and rambled 13 yards for another TD, making the score 28-0 with 26 seconds gone in the third quarter.

After a Waxahachie field goal boosted the score to 31-0, Legacy mounted a drive that started with 1 ½ minutes left in the third quarter. Running back Kaedan Johnson carried six times on the drive, including back-to-back runs of 20 and 8 yards, to put the Broncos at the 24-yard line. Three plays later, Roman Steele’s pass into the end zone fell incomplete, but a holding call against the defense resulted in a first-and-goal from the 9-yard line. Three plays later, Steele connected with Brandon Young Jr., who snagged the pass in the corner of the end zone to make the score 31-6 with 9:42 to play.

Waxahachie turned to workhorse running back Bryson Linnear, who gained 40 yards on seven carries during the drive, which was capped by a 4-yard scoring run from Beck Sullivan to give Waxahachie a 38-6 lead.

(Photos by Dominic Ceraldi/Mansfield Record)

On Legacy’s next drive, a 44-yard run by Jaden Manning, who stiff-armed a defender, then made a cutback downfield to avoid tackers, gave the Broncos a first-and-goal at the 8-yard line. Steele’s pass to Young, who caught the ball in heavy traffic, capped the scoring at 38-12.

In other Mansfield action, Mansfield (5-2, 2-2 11-6A) fell to Duncanville, 51-0, on Thursday at Newsom; Timberview (7-0, 5-0 5-5A DI) beat Dallas Molina, 45-3, also on Thursday at Kincade Stadium; Summit (4-3, 3-1 5-5A DII) won at Corsicana, 55-14, on Friday night; and Lake Ridge (0-7, 0-4 11-6A) fell at DeSoto, 64-3 on Friday night.

Next week, Mansfield faces Dallas Molina at 7 p.m. Thursday at Forrester Field; Timberview plays host to Dallas Sunset at 7 p.m. Thursday at Newsom; Lake Ridge and Legacy square off at 7 p.m. Friday at Newsom; and Summit meets Everman at 7 p.m. Thursday at R.L. Anderson Stadium.

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