RED OAK — Sparked by big defensive plays, Mansfield Legacy jumped to an early 14-0 lead and then held off Red Oak in a wild fourth quarter to win 49-35 in a District 15-4A game Friday at Billy Goodloe Stadium.
The Broncos improved to 5-0, 2-0 in district play.
Legacy built a 42-13 lead on a 40-yard fumble return by Daniel Nyandika with 3:15 left in the third period.
Then Red Oak (3-2, 1-1) registered 22 unanswered points in the fourth quarter fueled by consecutive onside kickoff recoveries.
With the score narrowed to 42-35 with just over a minute to play, Legacy’s Kijana Amous recovered Red Oak’s third onside attempt and raced 45 yards for the final score of the game.
Legacy’s Everett Williams accounted for the first score of the game with two consecutive big plays.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound senior end blocked a punt that the Broncos recovered on the Hawks’ 6-yard line.
Then on the first offensive play of the game for Legacy, senior quarterback Terrance Ivey rolled right and hit Williams with a pass for the touchdown.
The Broncos scored again in the first when senior running back Amous scored his first of two touchdowns in the first half on a 6-yard run. Amous finished with four touchdowns.
Jared McGee and Jimmy Jones had interceptions for Legacy.
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