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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Game Day: Dunbar vs Kennedale

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So far no one in district play has been able to withstand the #20 Kennedale Wildcat onslaught. Tonight, it is the Wildcats from Fort Worth Dunbar (2-4, 2-0) who will test Kennedale’s control of District 6/4A. {{more: continue …}}?
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Head Coach Todd Lawson likes to have a tough early-season schedule. Dunbar?s first four games were losses but against four teams that have strong records. Their four losses this season came against 5A Dallas Kimball (5-2) 40-8; 3A Dallas Madison (6-1) 42-0; 5A FTW Eastern Hills (4-3) 8-7 and 4A Celina (5-2) 49-6.
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Lawson sees that as preparation for district play. Dunbar’s two wins are over district teams. Two weeks ago, the Dunbar Wildcats overwhelmed FTW Diamond Hill-Jarvis 52-3. Last week Dunbar defeated FTW Western Hills 28-10.
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Battle of title contenders ?
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Dave Campbell?s Texas Football magazine has Kennedale (4-3, 3-0) picked to win District 6/4A followed by the Dunbar Wildcats. Texas Football listed Dunbar with 13 starters returning – 7 on offense and 6 on defense. Last year the team finished 5-5 overall but 4-2 in district play. The Dunbar Cats made the playoffs for the seventh time in eight seasons.
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Dunbar players to watch? …
  • Aaron Cooper (SR) as wide-receiver had 448 yds and 8 TDs plus 378 yds rushing and 5 touchdowns. He was also a 1st team all-district last year on both offense and defense.?
  • Defensive-end Jemarion Hayes (SR) with 62 tackles and 14 sacks made Defensive Player of the Year for District 6-4/A.?
  • Safety LaKeithan Tarkington (SR) snagged 9 interceptions.?
  • Quarterback Dorian Carr (SO) is a can-do player earning his knocks early.
This is head coach Todd Lawson?s 16th year at Dunbar with an overall record of 84-78.
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Not an easy win last year ?

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Kennedale and Dunbar have played 3 times with the Wildcats from Kennedale taking all three. Last year’s game was the closes one. At halftime the score was knotted at 7 all. Kennedale scored 14 unanswered points in the 3rd and tacked on an insurance score in the 4th while Dunbar managed only a single touchdown in the second half. Kennedale won 28-13.
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Current District 6/4A standing:
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Kennedale 3-0, Dunbar 2-0, Lake Worth 2-1, Castleberry 1-1, Benbrook 1-2, Diamond Hill-Jarvis 0-2 and Western Hills 0-3.
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Currently, MaxPreps has Kennedale ranked #20 in Class 4A Division I?
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Dunbar will be the visitors tonight when the game kicks off at 7:30 pm in Wildcat Stadium.

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