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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 | 10:36 p.m.
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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.
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.