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Argyle vs Kennedale: two undefeated teams face-off

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With 16 teams left in the 4A playoffs, one of the bigger games this weekend will be the Argyle-Kennedale game on Friday at 6 p.m. at Hanby Stadium in Mesquite. A look at the two teams: {{more}}
Argyle uses a spread offense but favors the run while featuring a potent air attack.
  • On the ground, the Eagles have rushed 405 times for 2772 yards at an average of 6.8 yards per carry or 231 yards per game and a total of 52 touchdowns.
  • Argyle will put it in the air, averaging 18 attempts per game with a 62% completion rate. The Eagles have gained a total of 2273 receiving yards for an average of 16.7 per catch and 189 yards per game with 32 touchdowns.
  • Total yardage through 12 games is 5,045 for an average of 420 yards per game with 7.2 touchdowns scored.
Kennedale is a run-oriented team featuring the wing-t scheme.
  • Kennedale through 12 games has gained 5466 yards for an average of 456 yards per game almost all on the ground.
  • Kennedale?s explosive ground attack averages 8.9 yards per carry and 418 yards per game with 78 touchdowns.
  • The Wildcats pass an average of 3 times a game for a 12 game total of 403 yards or 34 yards per game with 4 touchdowns. The completion rate is 41% but the average gain is for 27.3 yards.
  • The Eagles defense has 10 interceptions, 12 fumble recoveries, 32 successful pass defenses and 1 blocked field goal. They have allowed 237 points and 310 yards per game with no shutouts.
  • Argyle has allowed an average of 204 yards on the ground and 106 passing.
  • The Wildcats have 4 interceptions, 13 fumble recoveries, 44 successful pass defenses, 1 blocked punt and 3 blocked field goals. They have allowed 151 points and 201 yards per game with 3 shutouts.
  • In rush defense per game Kennedale has allowed only 141 yards and in the air 61 yards.
Other variables:
  • Argyle has faced a tougher schedule facing 6 teams with winning records (3 with 10-2 records). Kennedale has faced 4 teams with winning records, none with 10 wins.
  • They have faced five common opponents:
    • Wilmer-Hutchins (Argyle 65-7, Kennedale 62-20);
    • Lake Worth (Argyle 70-7, Kennedale 71-0);
    • Kaufman (Argyle 49-13, Kennedale 56-13); and,
    • Dallas Carter (Argyle 56-14, Kennedale 70-21)
…Kennedale will have to be the giant killer ..
Overall Argyle, the defending state champion with a 28 game win streak, is the odds on favorite to win. In this game, even with an undefeated season going, the Wildcats will have to be the giant killer. They will have to pull off one of the bigger upsets of the season.
The Kennedale offense can and will score and the defense has the ability to shut it down.
In a close game, Kennedale wins.

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