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Mansfield Legacy Broncos
7 OFFENSE, 5 DEFENSE
JOSEPH SAM, RAHN SMITH, TRACY BURKE,
KEY PLAYERS: Kendal Catalon (Sr., QB); Joey
Milburn (Sr., OL); Trent McDonald (Sr., WR); Kameron
Session (Sr., RB); Mason Kinsey (Jr., DL); Clayton Franks
(Jr., OL); Grant Johnson (Jr., ATH); Jalen Catalon (So.,
ATH); Antonio Bragg (Sr., LB); Troy Edwards (Sr., ATH)
No. Name Pos. Yr.
1 Trenton McDonald WR Sr.
2 KameronSession RB Sr.
3 TreylinBrooks DB Sr.
4 Maliki Clay WR Sr.
5 Jalen Catalon DB/ WR So.
6 MasonKinsey DE Jr.
7 KendalCatalon QB Sr.
8 Bailey Calvin WR Sr.
9 RamoneSmothers DE Sr.
10 AntonioBragg DE Sr.
12 Brandon Bosecker QB Sr.
14 Neyantez Langston OLB Sr.
15 Troy Ed wards WR Sr.
18 Daniel Manning QB Sr.
19 TD Caruth-Rector DB Sr.
20 Tyron Woods RB Sr.
21 Ralph Hayes DB Sr.
22 Grant Johnson RB/LB Jr.
23 KylePruitt DB Sr.
24 Paul Vacca DB Sr.
25 Marcus Fricks RB Sr.
26 Keaton Dennis OLB/ WR Sr.
28 Brandon Lassiter DB Sr.
30 Zayron McGriff OLB Jr.
31 Cesar Antuna WR Sr.
33 Keenan Williams RB/LB Sr.
34 Carter Beasley LB Sr.
35 Ivan Rico LB Sr.
41 Zadok Esters FS Sr.
43 CarterBrooks DE Jr.
45 Brandon Beasley LB Sr.
50 Tristen Lirette OL/DL Sr.
52 James Smith LB Sr.
55 Tysan Byrd DL Sr.
56 Taurean Carter DL So.
57 GeovannyAlfaro DL Sr.
59 Michael Mitcheltree OL/DL Sr.
60 Paul Ponce OL/DL Sr.
61 Toby Griffin OL Jr.
62 TylerRawlings OL Sr.
64 Clayton Franks OL Jr.
65 Kelechi Nwank wo OL Sr.
70 Malik Babaa OL Sr.
71 John Giles OL Sr.
74 Alberto Jaimes OL Sr.
75 Cooper McCauley OL/DL Jr.
77 Joey Milburn OL/DL Sr.
78 Rodney Jones OL Jr.
80 PierceWeidmar WR Sr.
81 Jacob Ro wland PK Sr.
85 Hayden Flowers WR Sr.
89 BryanFreeman TE Sr.
Troy Ed wards
@FNFMAG #FNF TX FNFMAGAZINE. COM 2016 SEVEN TH ANNUAL EDI TION
LEGACY BRONCOS 2016
AUG. 26: AT WICHITA FALLS RIDER
SEP. 2: VS. CROWLEY
SEP. 9: VS. ALEDO
SEP. 16: AT MIDLOTHIAN
SEP. 22: VS. LANCASTER
OCT. 7: VS. MANS. TIMBERVIEW
OCT. 14: AT WAXAHACHIE
OCT. 21: VS. MANS. LAKE RIDGE
OCT. 28: AT MANSFIELD SUMMIT
NOV. 4: VS. RED OAK
NOV. 11: VS. BI-DISTRICT PLAYOFF
NOV. 19: AT AREA PLAYOFF
The Mansfield Legacy Bron- cos just missed out on the playoffs in maybe the state’s toughest district
a year ago and Coach Melson is
hopeful than an experienced group
of seniors can help LHS return to
the playoffs for the first time since
2013 when they lost in the third
round to Highland Park.
A key to that playoff return could
be LHS faring better against their
MISD brethren, in 2015 Legacy
went winless against their fellow
Mansfield powers, a couple of wins
in closely contested rivalries inside
of the district could mean the
difference in a playoff season.
Offensively the Broncos return
seven starters including a couple
of big play options that are as good
as any team in the DF W area at
quarterback and running back.
Those headliners on the offensive
side of the ball for the Broncos
are led by a three year starter at
QB in Kendal Catalon, who had an
impressive 23 touchdown passes
against just three interceptions a
year ago, while throwing for nearly
1400 yards. Catalon also ran for
six touchdowns and 989 yards a
“We have a chance to win every
time Kendal is on the field, he’s
got potential to take us to new
heights,” said Melson. “Not only
is Kendal a fantastic player, but
he’s a great leader for us as well,”
mentioned the Legacy HC.
If teams key to heavily on slowing
down the Broncos signal caller,
Coach Melson can turn to senior
running back Kameron Session
who ran for 1308 yards and 15
touchdowns a year ago. He was a
first team all-district selection at
running back as well as he posted
seven 100 yard games on the
ground in 2015.
Legacy can throw the ball with
plenty of effectiveness as well, as
WR Trent McDonald returns after
an all-district junior season in
which he averaged almost twenty
yards per reception and hauled
in seven touchdowns. Clay also
is back as a big play threat in the
passing game, he was also near
twenty yards per catch and hauled
in four touchdown passes in 2015.
Another player to watch is
versatile sophomore Jalen Catalon
who could be an impact player
at multiple positions, he led the
freshman squad to a 10-0 record
“Jalen is young, but very talented,
he’ll be in the mix as backup quarterback but we’ll find a way to get
him on the field, he dominated
in every game he played at the
freshman level” said Melson.
Up front there will be some open
competition as several younger
players have the potential to seize
starting positions this off-season,
but there are some building blocks
for a solid offensive line with three
year starter Milburn and Franks
returning, Milburn was second
team all-district a year ago and led
the team with 24 pancake blocks
as a junior.
The defense has a few holes to fill
up front as just five starters return,
Coach Melson is looking for his
defensive unit to force more turnovers
in 2016 and he’s got playmakers in
Bragg along with Kinsey up front.
Don’t be surprised if Jalen Catalon
also sees extensive time in the sec-
ondary as well for the Broncos.
“We’ve got great experience
at the skill spots, but we need
some young guys to emerge in
the trenches, we think we’ve got
several sophomores who will play
big roles for us this year,” said
The kicking game is in good shape
as well for the Broncos with the
return of Rowland who was perfect
on PAT’s a year ago and is also very
good on kickoffs, which is vital for
Mansfield Legacy has a tough
non-district slate that includes
a playoff team in Wichita Falls
Rider to open the season and state
powerhouse Aledo in Week 3. That
schedule should prepare LHS for
what will once again be one of the
deepest districts in the state.
“Our district is tough top to
bottom, there’s great teams, towns
with tradition great coaches and
we have great football inside of
Mansfield ISD. Our kids want to
get back to that elite level, we’ve
got great talent and great kids and
great support from administration
to our student body, we are excited
to get the season started and have
a great year.”
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