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Cats start district play Friday vs Springtown

The Springtown Porcupines come to town Friday night sporting a 4-1 record and looking to make an early claim to the District 5-4A title. {{more:Read … }}This is the first game of district play but it comes against the Kennedale Wildcats (2-3) who were the consensus favorite to win the district this year.
Despite the records, the Wildcats remain the favorite but they are going to have to play solid, penalty free football to keep the Porcupines from sticking it to them.
the take on Springtown …

The Springtown Porcupines, known as the Pojos, are coming off a 37-27 win over 4A Vernon (1-5) last week. The Pojos started the season losing to Decatur (3-2) in a wild offensive game 74-42. That followed with wins over Stephenville (1-5) 30-28, Granbury (1-4) 51-7 and Gainesville (0-5) 61-32. Springtown has played teams with a combined record of 6 wins and 21 losses and has not been challenged greatly this season.

team stats ?
The Pojos are averaging 426.5 yards per game with an average of 281.8 through the air and 144.7 on the ground. They split the running and the passing evenly with 187 passing attempts with 103 completions at 16.4 yards per, 25 TD, 5 interceptions and a .551 completion percentage. On the ground, they have had 188 carries at 4.6 yards per and 13 TDs. They have lost 9 fumbles so far this year. They have a total yardage (all-purpose including returns for KO, punts and interceptions) of 3230 yards or 538.3 per game.
On special teams, they average 17 yards per punt return and 17 yard per kick-off return. The have gone 2/3 on field goals, 20/24 on extra-point kicks and 4/4 on 2 point conversions.
Defensively they have had recorded 19 sacks, 6 interceptions, caused 14 fumbles, recovered 6, blocked 2 field goals and had 470 tackles at 78 average per game.
Lead stat players are #4 QB Kaleb Chensey (Sr) who had passed for 1691 yards (16.4) for 25 TD and rushed for 171 (4.9av) for 5 TD;. #22 Eric Antonucci (Jr) with 30 receptions, 515 yards at 17.2av and 6 TD; #10 Tre Steen (Sr) 21 receptions for 462 yards (22.0av) for 6 TD; and #28 Ashton Watson (So) with 116 carries for 614 yards (5.3av) for 5 TD and 12 receptions for 208 yards (17.3) and 2 TD.
According to preseason information, Springtown returned 5 offensive starters and 6 on defense, finished 3rd in district and was a bi-district finalist losing to Sanger. Brian Hulett is in his third year as head coach at Springtown finishing 7-4 (2nd) in 2014 and 5-6 last year. Prior to Springtown, he was head coach for 6 years at Eastland going 12-1, 10-3 and 13-1 in his last three years.
all the makings for great football ?
Kennedale has a lot to play for including a two and half year 14 game home win streak, 4 straight district championships and pride. Springtown would like to avenge a 51-7 loss last year and 5 straight defeats at the hands of the Wildcats. This all makes for what should be a great game at Kennedale High School Friday night.
Game time is 7:30 pm at Wildcat Stadium, 901 Wildcat Way. Game time temperature should be around 69 degrees dropping to 62 before the end of the game and with wind gust of 13 mph, it will feel like 59 degrees.
pinkout game …
It is a pink-out game in honor of cancer survivors. Wear your green and along with something pink and bring a jacket

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