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Big first half carries Legacy football to win in opener | Observer Preps

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Jacob Worley threw two touchdowns and ran for one more for the Legacy Charter Eagles in a 20-7 victory.
by: Nate Marrero | Contributing writer

In their first regular-season game of 2018, the Legacy Charter Eagles jumped out to a 20-0 lead at halftime and went on to beat the St. Edwards Pirates 20-7.

Jacob Worley accounted for all three touchdowns, throwing touchdown passes to Elijah Stove and Trent Philips and then running for a score at the end of the first half.

"(Worley is) our captain,” Legacy head coach Trent Hopper said. "He's our offensive leader. We go as far as he takes us on the offensive side of the ball. He threw a pretty good deep-ball tonight — very clean — and good receivers caught the ball. We expect more of that from him."

A stingy Legacy defense allowed just one score for the visiting team from St. Edward's. Photo by Nate Marrero.

Of the Eagles' three scoring drive, two featured Legacy (1-0) scoring on fourth-down conversions.

"Situations," Legacy head coach Trent Hopper said. "We're more experienced, offensively, than we are with our kicking game."

Defensively, the Eagles forced two turnovers and had multiple stops on fourth down.

"I was happy,' Hopper said of his team's defensive performance. "I was happy with the aggressiveness. They paid attention, listened very well. They matched the other team's toughness."

Next Friday the Eagles will go on the road to take on the Citrus Park Christian Eagles.

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