Galena pulled away with two touchdowns in the final 1:28 of the first half on the way to a 42-13 football victory over host Legacy on Saturday.
After Roderick Washington pulled Legacy within 14-7 on a 5-yard fumble return for a score, the Grizzlies held the ball for the final 4:25 of the half, scoring twice and recovering Longhorns fumbles on both kickoffs.
Jacob Anderson connected with Jason Parkinson on a 27-yard scoring pass to push the lead to 21-7 with 1:28 left in the half, and Jake Hess had a 7-yard touchdown run 58 seconds later.
Galena, the state runner-up in Class 4A last season, ran 38 offensive plays in the first half, compared with 16 for Legacy. The Longhorns managed only 64 total yards, all on the ground, in the first half.
Anderson threw for three touchdowns, also hooking up with Kyle Griffin on a 9-yard strike early in the second quarter and hitting Ben Thom on a 7-yard toss in the third.
Galena stretched the lead to 42-7 on an 18-yard run by Taylor Tatro midway through the fourth quarter before Legacy’s offense finally scored on Deshae Edwards’ 13-yard run.
Jarrod Faust had 14 carries for 119 yards for the Grizzlies. Legacy’s Robert McCoy had 16 carries for 78 yards.
• Mountain View 26, Indian Springs 18 — At Mountain View, Tanner Peterson tackled Derek Oliver at the 5-yard line as time expired to secure the win for the Saints.
Cortland LeBoeuf rushed for 184 yards, including two 40-yard TD runs, to lead Mountain View, which led 20-6 at halftime. Brandon Carr caught two first-quarter TD passes for the Saints.
Oliver rushed for 157 yards and two TDs and caught a touchdown pass to lead Indian Springs.Preps Central