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Legacy builds big lead, holds off Timberview

Mansfield Legacy built a 21-point lead and then held off a furious rally by Mansfield Timberview to win a District 10-5A game 28-26 Friday at Newsom Stadium.

Legacy (4-2, 2-1) scored touchdowns on its first two possessions of the second half, the first on running back Kameron Session’s 12-yard run with 8:39 left in the third quarter. Broncos quarterback Kendall Catalon followed with a 9-yard TD run five minutes later to give Legacy a 28-7 lead.

Timberview (3-3, 2-1) countered with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Zeke Kuyawa to Julian Dunson on the ensuing series to cut the lead to 28-13. Legacy then struggled to run out the remaining 9:53.

Timberview defensive back Tre Davis blocked a Legacy punt to set up a 3-yard scoring run by Willie Miles III. Then after a Bronco punt, Kuyawa marched the Wolves down the field, where Miles plowed in from a yard out to cut the lead to 28-26 with 52 seconds left.

An onside kick was recovered by Timberview’s Elijah Taplin at the Legacy 39. But with the Wolves out of time outs, a rushed 48-yard field goal attempt with 4 seconds left was short and wide to the left.

Timberview took the opening kick and drove from its 18 to the Legacy 8. But on a first-and-goal, the Wolves fumbled into the end zone, where Broncos’ linebacker Grant Johnson fell on it.

Timberview’s second possession ended in disaster as well. Johnson blocked the Wolves punt to give Legacy the ball at the Timberview 16. Three plays later, Catalon hit Trenton McDonald with a 22-yard scoring pass for a 7-0 lead with 2:11 left in the first quarter.

Legacy went up 14-0 with 11:53 left before halftime when Session darted in from 6 yards out. Catalon set up the scoring run with a 55-yard run on the previous play.

Timberview finally got its offense back on track late in the second quarter when quarterback Kuyawa capped a 65-yard drive with a 19-yard TD run right up the middle of the Legacy defense.

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