Kennedale Comes Home After Super Seasons for both the Wildcats and the Lady Kats

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? ? ?They had their naysayers. “The boys can?t be good after losing their ‘best’ in a transfer to Mansfield last year. The Lady Kats can?t play without their 2 year all-state player who was lost for the season with an injury.” But both teams ended the season undefeated in district play, ranked in the top three in the state and in the case of the Lady Kats winner of the UIL Silver trophy as state runner-ups.

? ? ?The Wildcat season came to an end on Friday {{more}}night in the region semifinals in Lubbock against Abilene Wylie. Their season included several tournament victories including the prestigious Whataburger Tournament. In the game on Friday, Kennedale took the first quarter but lost the second 18-7 and never fully recovered, losing 64-55. Their season ended with a Kennedale record of 33 victories and 3 losses, the best of any Kennedale boys team.
? ? ?The Wildcats had great players all season long with the first to come to mind are Aundre Jackson, Ty Charles and V. J. Hughes but from top down to the last player the skill level was extraordinary high and more. Head Coach Doug Groff describing this team early in the season as the most intelligent team he has had – which makes this a coach?s dream. In the end the team missed the play of senior guard, Jordan Braswell, due to a season ending shoulder injury late in the season.

? ? ?Congratulations have to go to the coaches Doug Groff, Doug Watson and Matt Munson and the Wildcat team of 2012-13: Dominic Berry, Jordon Braswell, Ty Charles, Kelon Doss, Cody Hinter, Chase Hinter, V.J. Hughes, Oscar Howard, Aundre Jackson, Jay Jurchinson, Ethan Rifle and Brett Taylor.

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