Mansfield Legacy rode a 21-point third quarter to a 42-31 District 10-5A victory Friday against Mansfield Summit at R.L. Anderson Stadium, wrapping up a postseason berth.
The Broncos (7-3, 5-1 District 10-5A) are alone in second place in one of the toughest districts in the state, while state-ranked Lancaster (8-1, 6-0) is in first place. Mansfield Timberview (5-4, 4-2) is alone in third place, a game ahead of Waxahachie and Mansfield Lake Ridge.
“To win four games in a row against the caliber of teams we face in this district is awesome,” Legacy coach Chris Melson said after the game. “It says a lot about these players and coaches and how hard they’ve worked.”
The Broncos pulled away from a 21-10 halftime lead with three touchdowns in the third quarter. Running back Kameron Sessions, who had been held to 50 first-half yards, took over with 15 carries for 119 yards, giving Legacy consistency on offense.
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Legacy took the opening possession of the third quarter and marched 75 yards in nine plays, capped by an 8-yard TD run from Sessions that gave the Broncos a 28-10 lead. Legacy followed that up on its next two possessions, marching 52 and 75 yards to stretch the lead to 42-10
Down 35-10, Summit (4-5, 2-4) had a 10-play drive halted by a Kyle Pruitt interception in the end zone. The Broncos then marched for their final score of the game.
The Jaguars scored three times in the fourth quarter to cut into the deficit.
Sessions finished with 169 yards and three touchdowns. Broncos quarterback Kendall Catalon only completed 9 of 20 passes, but three went for scores, including two to Maliki Clay. Summit’s Derek Johnson also scored three times, rushing for 88 yards on 18 carries.