Mansfield Legacy rallies to overpower Lucas Lovejoy

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Mansfield Legacy running back Kameron Session rushed for three fourth-quarter touchdowns and 171 yards as the Broncos rallied to defeat Lucas Lovejoy 54-35 in the season opener for both teams Thursday night at Newsom Stadium.

The Legacy defense held the Leopards scoreless in the third quarter after trailing by one point at the half.

Backup quarterback Kendall Catalon gave the Broncos a 35-29 lead with a 9-yard run with 9:05 left in the third quarter and Session took over from there, picking up 137 of his yards after the half.

Session scored on runs of 33, 1 and 1 yards.

Legacy intercepted Lovejoy three times in the second half, two by Darryl Thomas.

The teams traded scores throughout the first half with Lovejoy taking a 29-28 lead at the intermission.

Legacy kicker Jacob Petrie made field goals of 45 and 23 yards in the second quarter, the latter with no time left on the clock.

Quarterback Sheldon Hogan set up Petrie’s 23-yarder by scampering from the Leopards’ 32-yard line, down to the 12 as time expired.

Lovejoy was flagged for a face-mask penalty on the play, which allowed Petrie to pull the Broncos within a point.

Sheldon finished with 161 yards passing and two touchdowns, but missed much of the third quarter with a minor injury. Catalon filled in nicely until Sheldon’s return to start the fourth quarter.

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