BEDFORD -- For much of Friday's TAPPS Division III quarterfinal playoff game at Pennington Field, Fort Worth Lake Country Christian kept its state title hopes alive.
But after the Eagles took a 12-point lead on the opening drive of the third quarter, things took a turn for the worse. Frisco Legacy Christian exploded with big plays on three of its next four drives and ended the Lake Country season with a 26-19 loss.
Legacy (10-2) advances to play Colleyville Covenant in the semifinals next week.
Lake Country (10-2) held Legacy in check throughout the first half, but 1,500-yard rusher Ovie Urevbu finished with 256 yards rushing on 36 carries.
Urevbu broke free on a scoring run of 56 yards on Legacy's opening second-half possession, then added an insurance score in the fourth quarter with a 36-yard run.
In between, a 38-yard pass from Adam Beck to Hunter Wood erased Lake Country's advantage and gave Legacy a 20-19 lead late in the third quarter.
Lake Country still had a chance with 9:14 remaining when linebacker Ronnie Richardson blocked the extra point after Legacy's final score, keeping the game within reach at 26-19. The Eagles' offense, however, had to give the ball back on each of its final four possessions of the game, amassing just 18 yards of offense after the scoring drive.
The Eagles built a 12-7 halftime lead, driving 80 yards on their opening drive to score on Tad Howard's 3-yard run after a 51-yard run from fullback Kody Young.
The Eagles' defense made its second stop inside the 5, and recovered a fumbled punt to set up Trey Epperson with a 15-yard run just before halftime.
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