The Legacy first-team offense could not be stopped Friday night.
The Rebels’ first teamers took the field 10 times and scored 10 touchdowns.
When it was all said and done, Legacy rolled to a 68-28 rout of Wolfforth Frenship in Friday’s District 2-6A football game at Grande Communications Stadium.
The No. 19-ranked Rebels (6-1, 2-0) had numerous offensive stars in the blowout.
Running back/slot receiver Donny Bishop scored five touchdowns, rushed for 122 yards on seven carries and had four catches for 175 yards.
LHS sophomore quarterback Marcos Davila enjoyed the best game of his young career, completing 11 of 14 passes for 300 yards and four TD passes. Davila added 44 yards rushing to finish with 344 total yards of offense.
Makhilyn Young had his fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season, carrying the ball 17 times for 180 yards and three touchdowns. Christopher Brazzell had 85 yards receiving and a TD.
“We executed on all levels,” Young said. “We did our thing. We did our job. We handled the little things and executed what we needed to execute.”
The Rebels’ 55 first-half points fell one point shy of the school record of 56 scored in a single half.
“Offensively, there were too many guys to say how good they were,” LHS head coach Clint Hartman. “You have the Makhilyns, the Bishops, the Brazzells, all the guys that got the ball. But those five (linemen) up front, they are pretty good. People don’t ever give those five guys enough credit. I do. They’re a good unit. They’re really good when all five of those guys are firing. They gave us four or five different (defensive) fronts and it didn’t matter. They just applied their rules. It’s a testament to (offensive line coaches) Boe Smith and Coach (Brent) Swanson. I hadn’t really been overly happy even after every win. This one I am more happy than I have ever been.”
The first quarter started off as a shootout.
Chad Pharies led the Tigers to touchdowns on their first three scoring drives.
Pharies got the scoring started when he ran around the left side of his offensive line and scored on a 63-yard TD run.
Pharies also scrambled for a 20-yard scoring run on third-and-long and his 75-yard TD pass to Kaden Meier pushed Frenship to a 21-14 lead with 3:40 to play in the first quarter.
“We have to clean up the first quarter where we had two blown coverages,” Hartman said. “They made plays. That quarterback is good as advertised. He slid around the pocket, made throws. If you go back, we had a couple of missed sacks that we missed. That’s him (making plays). We settled down after the two blown coverages. We can’t afford those in big games. But we did talk today, sometimes the offense needs the defense. Sometimes the defense needs the offense. And after that, we played Rebel football. We’ve got a pretty good club. We’re going to keep driving and pushing them.”
The Rebels, though. answered every one of the Tigers’ scores.
Davila and Bishop connected for LHS’ first two scores through the air.
A 30-yard TD run by Young tied the game at 21-all with 2:49 left in the first.
The game’s turning point occurred on the Tigers’ fourth possession when the Rebel defense forced a three-and-out at the end of the first quarter. LHS defenders Cole Stapleton and Jeremiah Alvarado combined for a sack on second down and Chase Barton provided a sack on third down, forcing the first punt of the game.
That three-and-out started a string of five consecutive stops by the Rebel defense.
“When the defense goes, we go,” Young said. “When the offense goes, they go. We all follow each other. One thing led to another, it wasn’t a shootout no more. (The defense) played on all cylinders. We played on all cylinders and it was game.”
During that stretch, the LHS offense continued to pour on the points, finishing the half with 41 unanswered points.
Young broke away on a 54-yard run up the middle to extend Legacy’s lead to 41-21 with 5:49 remaining in the third.
On Frenship’s ensuing possession, the Tigers fumbled the ball on a trick play, which was scooped up by Cole Stapleton and returned 29 yards to the Frenship 45.
On the next play, Davila went deep to Bishop for a 45-yard TD pass, giving LHS a 49-21 advantage with 3:19 left in the first half.
The Rebels weren’t finished, as Davila connected with Christopher Brazzell on an 81-yard TD pass on the offense’s final possession of the half. Legacy went into halftime with a comfortable 55-21 lead after being engaged in a first-quarter battle.
The Rebels first-team offense carried its success into the second half, scoring on both of its possessions to take a 68-28 lead.
Bishop sprinted away from the Tiger defense on 64-yard run, his fifth score of the game.
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LEGACY 68, WOLFFORTH FRENSHIP 28
Frenship 21 0 0 7 -- 28
Legacy 28 27 13 0 -- 68
FRE – Chad Pharies 63 run (Jeremiah Adams kick), 10:33
LHS – Donny Bishop 44 pass from Marcos Davila (Gunner Meade kick), 9:14
FRE – Pharies 20 run (Adams kick), 5:12
LHS – Bishop 56 pass from Davila (Meade kick), 3:52
FRE – Kaden Meier 75 pass from Phaires (Adams kick), 3:40
LHS – Makhilyn Young 30 run (Meade kick), 2:49
LHS – Young 4 run (Meade kick), 0:47
LHS – Bishop 24 run (Meade kick), 8:20
LHS – Young 54 run (run failed), 5:49
LHS – Bishop 45 pass from Davila (Young run), 3:19
LHS – Christopher Brazzell 81 pass from Davila (run failed), 0:59
LHS – Addison Akbar 6 run (kick failed), 8:14
LHS – Bishop 64 run (Meade kick), 6:03
FRE – Meier 25 interception return (Adams kick), 11:14
First downs 13 28
Rushes-yards 32-162 43-443
Passing yards 231 305
Comp.-Att.-Int. 12-23-0 12-16-1
Punts-Avg. 6-45.0 0-0.0
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0
Penalties-Yards 10-137 5-55
RUSHING – Frenship, Chad Pharies 18-113, Tai’Ja Smith 11-42, Jermiah Washington 3-7.Legacy, Makhilyn Young 17-180, Donny Bishop 7-122, Marcos Davila 2-44, Mason Daehling 6-42, Aidan Acosta 6-23, Faustino Salazar 3-23,... Click here to read full article