Legacy’s rush defense stymies Durango

Legacy’s football team held Durango to minus-75 rushing yards on Thursday en route to a 41-14 home win.

Durango (1-4, 0-1 Southwest) opened the scoring late in the first quarter with a 1-yard fumble recovery by Seth Garcia, but with the help of DeMichael Walker, Legacy (2-3, 1-0) busted out for 20 second-quarter points. Walker put the Longhorns on the board with a 44-yard run, then Tanoa Alapati went to the air, connecting with Kevion Johnson for a 32-yard touchdown and Kourde Roberts late in the quarter for a 19-yard touchdown.

In the third quarter, Alapati tossed his third touchdown pass, finding Ahmyreon Culpepper for a 49-yard catch-and-run. Alapati threw for 120 yards and three touchdowns. Walker consistently found lanes behind a strong offensive line, rushing for 196 yards on 26 carries.

Legacy’s defense recorded six sacks, three by Nikolaus Samana. While surving nine defensive penalties, the Longhorns forced the Trailblazers into seven punts while also forcing a fumble and scoring on Giovanni Currujedo’s 40-yard interception return.

Jonathan Schofield passed for 63 yards and a touchdown for Durango.