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Legacy’s defense answers call against Mojave

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Legacy football players Matthew Sink, Devin Williams and Zach Lugris July 30, 2013.

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Casey Hughes had a pair of long touchdown runs today for the Legacy High football team in a 27-6 victory against host Mojave.

The Longhorns (2-1) led just 7-6 at halftime, but closed with 21 unanswered points in winning the Thursday Night Lights televised game.

Hughes rushed for more than 200 yards, racing untouched for a 65-yard touchdown run at the 9:22 mark of third quarter to extend the Legacy lead to 14-6. He also had a 75-yard touchdown in the first half.

Legacy’s defense forced four turnovers — two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

In the fourth quarter, with Legacy leading just 14-6 and Mojave driving to tie the game, the Longhorns’ Damian Robinson-Stallings intercepted a pass and returned the ball deep into Mojave territory.

Three plays later, quarterback Devin Williams connected with Erin Spaight for a 12-yard touchdown, increasing the Legacy lead to 21-6.

Senior DB Casey Hughes

Casey Hughes, Legacy senior defensive back, introduces himself, and talks about the upcoming year.

Mojave’s Ty Flanagan nearly scored on the ensuing possession, which would have made it a one-touchdown game, but he was stripped by Legacy’s Hughes at the goal line. DeMichael Walker recovered the ball in the end zone for Legacy.

Walker iced the game a few plays later, scoring on a 68-yard touchdown run with 2:08 to play for the final points.

Elijah Smoot scored the Mojave touchdown in the second quarter, scooping up a fumble and taking it 89 yards for a touchdown.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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