Former KHS Wildcat All-Star continues to do well years afterward showing there is life after football

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Kennedale High School recently posted the following information about a 2018 alumnus.
Congratulations to Andrew Flanagan, KHS Class of 2018, who was accepted into medical school at the UNT Health Science Center College of Osteopathic Medicine. Andrew is the son of RF Patterson Principal Cari Clark.

  • KHS Class of 2018
  • Jacksonville University, Bachelor of Science in Biology, May 2022
  • Jacksonville University, Master of Business Administration, May 2023
  • UNT Health Science Center College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fall 2023

There is a little more to this story …

Flanagan was an outstanding athlete at Kennedale High from the years 2013-14 to 2017-18.

The following information was published in the Kennedale News on January 13, 2018.

It is rare for a freshman to start for the Kennedale Wildcat football team. While it does happen, it has never happened that a Kennedale player would earn all-state honors four years in a row – until now.

That singular honor goes to Kennedale offensive lineman, Andrew Flanagan. A senior this year, Flanagan comes in at 5’11” and 290 pounds.

Andrew Flanagan, 2017

Head Coach Richard Barrett said, “There are a lot of good things that I could say about him.” Barrett described Flanagan as “very smart” and that included the classroom as well as the field. He is a “very intense player” and a “student of the game.” He studies his opponent and is very detailed “leaving no stone unturned.”

Coach Paul Trantham calls him a very intelligent player and says that his “coachability was off the charts.” Line Coach Derek Lopez said that “he [Andrew] was harder on himself than his coaches could ever be”. Lopez also spoke of his leadership.

Flanagan’s 4-year all-state run coincides with Kennedale’s best four years in Kennedale’s football history. This year Kennedale established a new single-season win record at 14-2 and made the state finals for the time ever. During his freshman and sophomore years, Kennedale did not lose a single regular season game. And in his four years at Kennedale, the Wildcats have gone undefeated in district play and have an overall four record of 49 wins against 8 losses.

The Kennedale News wishes Mr. Flanagan well.