(Information & photo for the game was provided by Jeff Sisemore)
In District 6-4A you are either a player or you are not. Fort Worth Carter-Riverside is one of those teams with few cards to play. It was an easy win for the Cats. The game improved Kennedale’s record to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in district play. The Eagles fell to 0-4 in the district and 3-4 for the year.
It was 30-0 after the first quarter of play and the Wildcats tacked on another 21 in the Q2 to give Kennedale a super majority of 51 points to none at the half. In the third, a mix of non-starters added 16 more points to make the score 67-0. Using a running clock in the 2nd half the game ended quickly.
Scoring highlights …
- On the first drive of the night by either team, Kennedale drove 64 yards in six plays and scored with a 25-yard rushing TD by Cameron Lyles (SR). Highlights included several first downs by Kameron Sallis (SR) and a QB keeper by Jackson Hammonds (SO). A point-after kick by Austin Thiele (SO) was good. Score 7-0.
- After Carter Riverside was stopped in three and the Eagles’ punt went nowhere, the Wildcats took over at the Carter 28-yard line. One pass later, Jackson Hammonds to Jaylen Webb (SR), the Cats were on the board again. Austin Thiele’s kick good. Score 14-0.
- Carter-Riverside, starting from their own 22, was stopped in three. Once again the punt was short giving the Cats the ball on the CR35. Kennedale scored two plays later on reception by Dedaunte Scott (JR) but flags on the play nixed the TD. Cameron Lyles quickly erased the penalty with a 24-yard TD run. Thiele’s kick good. Score 21-0.
- This time Carter-Riverside started from the CR25 and once again the Cats’ defense forced them backward. A bad snap on fourth down and Kennedale had a safety. Score 23-0.
- After the kick, the Cats started from the K49. Two plays later Damari Harrell-Jones (SR) scored on a 44-yard run. Thiele’s kick good. Score 30-0. At the end of one-quarter of play, Kennedale had scored 30 points and had run only 11 plays from scrimmage.
- The Eagles were stopped in three plays giving the Cats the ball on the CR29 after the punt. Two plays later, both on keepers by QB Jackson Hammonds, Kennedale was back on the board. Thiele’s kick good. Score 37-0.
- Carter-Riverside again from deep in their own territory, made yardage but faced a 4&1 at the CR34. If they had made it, it would have been their first 1st down of the evening. The Cats denied for no gain. Two plays later and after a first down by Jeremiah Clea, Hammonds passed to Jaylen Webb for an 18-yard TD. Thiele’s kick good. Score 44-0.
- Next Carter-Riverside started from their 10-yard line after Kennedale’s kick. The Eagles after failing to move the ball punted to the Wildcats. The Cats from the CR48, scored in 3 plays that included a 40-yard run by Cameron Lyles. The score was on a two-yard pass play from Hammonds to Dedaunte Scott. Thiele’s kick good. Score 51-0.
- Carter-Riverside made their first 1st down of the evening on the next possession but all to no avail as the first half ended with the Eagles at their own 20.
- Carter started the second half with the first possession at the CR8. On a 4 & 5, a bad snap sent the ball over the head of the punter and out of the endzone for another safety. Score is 53-0.
- Kennedale started on the CR49 after the kick. Jeremiah Clea (JR) picked up 23 yards. On the next play, the Cats fumbled but recovered. Then on the third play of the drive, Clea scored on a 26- yard TD run. Austin Thiele’s kick is good. Score 60-0.
- The final points of the game came after Carter-Riverside fumbled the Kennedale’s kick. The Wildcats recovered on the CR18 and scored 3 plays later. Reggie Mapps (SR)scored a 4-yard rushing touchdown. Thiele’s kick good. Score 67-0.
In other district action …
Lake Worth walked over FW Worth Diamond Hill last night 66-0. This kept Lake Worth atop the six-team district standings with a clean 4-0 record and 6-1 overall.
Diamond Hill-Jarvis (0-7, 0-4) is Kennedale’s next opponent in another Thursday game next week at Kennedale beginning at 7:30 pm.
Western Hills (5-2, 3-1) defeated Castleberry (1-6, 1-3) 50-36 Thursday evening. Western Hills defeated Eastern Hills 30-28 last week to keep abreast of Kennedale in the race for one of the top spots in the district. Western Hills has a big game ahead next week with Lake Worth before meeting Kennedale the following week in an 11:00 am Saturday match-up at Farrington Field (September 29).
FW Dunbar (3-3, 3-0) defeated Carter-Riverside last week 44-14 and takes on FW Eastern Hills (3-3, 1-2) this Saturday. Dunbar shares the top spot in District 6-4A with Lake Worth but has yet to play either Kennedale or the Bullfrogs. The Dunbar showdown with Kennedale comes in the last game of the season on Friday, November 4 at Kennedale. Game time is set for 7:30 pm.