Kennedale Coach Richard Barrett lauded his team's play in all phases against an explosive Kaufman squad. Kennedale (13-1) won the Class 4A Division I quarterfinal 63-36 and will face Stephenville (12-2) in the semifinals.
Mansfield Legacy running back Isaiah Jones replaced a gimpy Grant Johnson and the Broncos didn't miss a beat. Jones picked up 151 yards on 17 carries including a 64-yard scoring run as Legacy downed powerful Frisco Lone Star 24-20 in a Class 5A Division II quarterfinal.
Mansfield Legacy reached its first football state semifinal with strong defensive play and big plays on offense to down Frisco Lone Star 24-20 in a Class 5A Division II Quarterfinal. The Broncos scored on a 66-yard pass play with 3:25 left then held off the Rangers.
Kennedale defensive back Larry Brooks scored on a 44-yard fumble return and a 45-yard punt return to help the Wildcats race past Kaufman into the Class 4A Division I semifinals. Marlete Joyner also recovered a bad snap for a touchdown.
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