Brother tandem leads Mansfield Legacy past John Tyler

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Mansfield Legacy receiver Gentry Ivery has watched his brother, quarterback Terrance Ivery, give lots of media interviews.

Saturday, Gentry Ivery started giving them as well after the junior scored on two passes from his brother, helping the Broncos to a 35-14 Class 4A Division I bi-district victory over Tyler John Tyler at City Bank Stadium.

It’s Legacy’s second playoff win since the school started playing varsity football in 2008.

The Broncos (9-2) move to the area round and will face McKinney North at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kincaide Stadium in Dallas.

“We’ve thought all along that Gentry was a guy that could come up and make some plays,“ Legacy coach Chris Melson said. “Over the last three or four weeks, he’s really come into his own and given us a chance to make plays on the perimeter and score.”

Gentry Ivery began to help Legacy separate from John Tyler with an unlikely touchdown late in the second quarter.

He moved right on a screen pass, where his brother passed to him at the sideline. Gentry Ivery shook one tackle, evaded another with an inside move and worked up the sideline for a 49-yard score.

That play and a stout Legacy defensive effort helped the Broncos hold on to a 14-0 halftime lead.

“On that first one, I saw two people and when I opened up I just saw daylight,“ Gentry Ivery said. “I used to be really envious of my brother and watch him do interviews, but I feel like this team is making a name for itself more than anything.”

John Tyler (7-4) struggled to get its offense going, thanks in part to Legacy’s front seven forcing six rushing plays of negative yards.

But quarterback Geovani McCollister settled in to complete 13 passes for 125 yards and one scoring toss.

He also rushed 24 times for 55 yards.

Legacy’s Kijana Amous rushed 29 times for 154 yards and a score, while Terrance Ivery carried 17 times for 133 yards.

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