Running back?s monster night sparks Kennedale victory

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By Darren Lauber

Special to the Star-Telegram

Photos by Bob Haynes
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SPRINGTOWN ? Running back Juwan Washington rushed for 338 yards and six touchdowns as Kennedale pulled away from Burkburnett 57-28 in a Class 3A Division I bi-district playoff game Thursday night at Porcupine Stadium.

Kennedale (7-4) advances to play tonight?s Burnet-Alvarado winner in the area round next week.{{more}}

Burkburnett (4-7) had no answer for Washington, who opened the second half with an 18-yard kickoff return and then raced 78 yards to give the Wildcats a 29-8 lead with 11:39 left in the third quarter.

The teams traded scores from that point with Washington, who carried the ball 22 times, adding a 32-yard TD run before giving the Wildcats a scare early in the fourth quarter.

Washington appeared to have a left leg injury after a 7-yard gain with 9:28 left in the game. The junior came out long enough for Donny Darville to score on a 21-yard run two plays later, giving Kennedale a 43-20 lead.

Washington, however, returned on Kennedale?s next series, capping his night with a 41-yard scoring run with 6:44 left.

Darville added 181 yards on the ground and ended Kennedale?s scoring with a 51-yard touchdown.

Kennedale opened the scoring when Washington darted off tackle from 25 yards. It was the second play following a fumble recovery by Wildcats safety Jake Michener that ended Burkburnett?s first drive.

Following a short Bulldogs punt, Kennedale drove 52 yards in 11 plays to take a 14-0 lead with 2:08 left in the first quarter. Washington did the honors, this time from 26 yards.

Washington also had a 57-yard touchdown run, giving Kennedale a 22-8 halftime lead.

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Total yards526277
First downs1920
Average rush10.963.32
Pass yards0101
Comp pct062.5
Punting Yards050
Punting Average025
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Bradon Hull010000
Juwan Washington2233815.366
Donnie Darville211818.622
Ronald Hayes242.000
Bradon Hull111.000
Enijio Rico111.000
Rodrigo Pleitez111.000

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