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GAME DAY: Frogs vs Cats

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Lake Worth thinks maybe this is their year ?
Tonight the defending 6/4A champion, the Kennedale Wildcats, travel to Lake Worth High School to take on the Bullfrogs. The Bullfrogs are enjoying a good year at 4-2 with some early season success and are currently 2-0 in district play. {{more: continue …}}??
Frogs basics …??
Lake Worth has wins against FW Northside 42-14 (2-3), Joshua 65-54 along with district wins against Diamond Hill-Jarvis (3-4) 63-0 and Benbrook (3-3) 42-14. The Frogs have two close losses to Boyd (4-1) 26-22 and Bridgeport (3-2) 48-35.
Lake Worth is averaging 298 yards per game passing and running the ball for an average of 177 yards and 34 touchdowns and averaging 45 points per game. The defense has recorded 8 sacks and 8 interceptions and limited opponents to an average of 26 points.
Kennedale, by contrast, is averaging 266 yards per game by rushing and 55 yards per game passing while scoring 29 touchdowns and averaging 38 points per game. The Cats defense has recorded 15 sacks and 7 interceptions along with 3 defensive touchdowns while limiting opponents to an average of 26 points per game.?

Kennedale and Lake Worth have met 25 times over

the years with the first meeting in 1974. Lake Worth won the first game 14-13. There

was an 12-year break in the series from 2000-2011. Before the break Lake Worth

led the series 9-7-1. Since resumptions the Wildcats have taken the lead in the

series 15-9-1.?

Program on the upswing ?
Texas High School Football had Lake Worth finishing 4th this year in district play behind Kennedale, Dunbar and Benbrook. So far, the Frogs are beating expectations. Lake Worth under second-year head coach Tracy Welch, with 4 offensive and 4 defensive starters returning, has proven a multiple threat at scoring with the passing and running game.?
The Bullfrog program does seem to be on the upswing and is targeting this year for their first overall winning season since 2013. Last year in 2018 and under their new coach, the Bullfrogs finished with the regular season at 5-5 but then lost in the first round of the state playoffs to eventual 4A state champion Waco La Vega. In 2017, Lake Worth record was 2-9, then 3-8 in 2016 and 4-7 in 2015. The last winning record was in 2013.
LW stat leaders …?
The Bullfrog running game features #10 Termaine Forrest (SR) who has 51 carries for 350 yards (7.0 yards per carry) and #7 Korbin Bailey (SR) with 255 yards (45 yards per). Both have 3 TDs. #22 Kam Kimble has 19 carries at 9.8 yards per average with another 3 touchdowns.
The big yards are picked up in the passing game. The field general is veteran quarterback #2 Caleb Welch (JR) who has passed for 1786 yards with a 64% completion rate and 20 touchdowns (3.3 per game). He has already surpassed his total for last year when he threw for 1,247 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Two players have combined for over 1000 passing yards and 13 touchdowns with #22 Kam Kimble picking up 10 TDs on 34 catches for a total of 642 yards while #5 Mark Fulkerson (SO) has 34 receptions for 449 yards and 3 TDs. Others in the receiving corps include #19 Davion Hayes (SR) 11/273 yards, 3 TDs; #3 Damirion Polty (SO) 8/167 yards, 4 TDs; #13 Nathan Orozco (JR) 21/208 yards.

The Lake Worth Stadium is located at 4210 Boat Club Road, Lake Worth, TX 76135. Game time 7:30 PM. Prepare for a windy and cold evening with temperatures dipping into the 40?s late this evening.

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