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GAME DAY: Showdown in District 6-4A tonight

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Two undefeated district teams face-off tonight

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The Kennedale Wildcats (7-2, 5-0) plays FTW Benbrook Bobcats (7-1, 4-0) tonight at Clark Stadium in south Fort Worth tonight a 7 p.m. It is the battle of the undefeated district teams that? in all probably will decide the district title. {{more: continue …}}
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Both teams are headed into the playoffs this year but for Kennedale this is the final game of the regular season. Kennedale has an open date next week. Benbrook still has one game remaining on their schedule, a district game against 5th place Castleberry (4-4, 1-3).
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take on Benbrook …?
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One of Fort Worth?s newest high school, Benbrook is representing FTW ISD well this year. The Bobcats’ loss came against Anna (4-4, 1-3) back on September 20 by a score of 24-21. Benbrook is coming off of a 2-8, 1-4 record last year, but this is only their third season of play, all under head coach Cody Slater. Before coming to Benbrook, Slater was head coach at Wichita Falls Hirschi and Miles.
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As a team, the Bobcats are averaging 463.8 yards per game with 352.5 on the ground and 111.3 through the air, scoring 50 touchdowns in the process. They have made 350 points and allowed 138 while Kennedale has scored 361 points and allowed 125 points.
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But Benbrook success has been built around senior running back Quintan Jackson, who is burning up Benbrook?s young record book with 2,555 yards so far. Jackson is averaging 14.1 yard per carry and 319.4 yards per game. He has scored 31 touchdowns with his longest on a 91 yarder. This puts Jackson in the elite of rushers in the nation this year. Brian Gossett of the Star Telegram (bgosset@star-telegram.com) reported two weeks ago that Jackson was tops in DFW and third in the country. Read??The state?s most prolific rusher ?

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Other offensive players to watch include senior Brady Lawson who has carried the ball 17 times for 192 yards at an 11.3 yards per carry but who also has added 21 receptions for 359 yards and 7 touchdowns. Senior Brice Hill has 12 receptions for 257 yards and 4 TDs. Sophomore quarterback William Green is 46 for 96 in completions (.479) averaging 5.8 completions per game. He has 5 interceptions to go along with 13 touchdowns and a -39 yard rushing.
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Defensively, the Bobcats average 78.3 tackles per game with 26 sacks and 4 interceptions. Leading the team in tackles is senior Kyle Lewis with 118 followed by Dylan Osmus (Sr) 62 and Isaiah Carpenter (Jr) with 54. Carpenter also has 19 tackle for loss and 9 sacks for 102 yards. Over all the team has 72 tackles for loss.
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Looking for respect ?
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For the Bobcats, the game is a big one as the young program tries to prove itself against a traditional top football power in 4A. With a weaker schedule, Benbrook needs a win to move up in the rankings.
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Meanwhile, Kennedale has been plague by injuries this season and the limps and casts that haunt the Wildcat sideline have not diminished – as one leaves another appears. This is another reason that KHS Head Coach Richard Barrett is looking forward to next week?s open date.
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A solid win tonight for the Wildcats would be a nice way to end the regular season for a program that has had its struggles this season, not to mention a chance to add a seventh straight district title. This current streak dates back to 2012.

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