Latest DFW ranking has KHS Basketball programs at or near top of class


The Star-Telegram dfwVarsity area rankings released recently by BRIAN GOSSET have kept both the high school programs unchanged in their positions from the previous ranking for Class 4A and under.

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The Kennedale Wildcats (10-2) remain atop the poll at #1 followed by #2 Grapevine Faith (14-4), #3 Fort Worth Christian (11-10), #4 Arlington Prep (8-6), #5 Lipan (10-0), #6 Glen Rose (11-5), #7 Alvarado (13-2), #8 Argyle Liberty Christian (15-7), #9 Peaster (8-3), and #10 Brock (7-2).

Kennedale remains outside the top 25 in state rankings.

Kennedale plays tonight in Decatur with the varsity playing at 7:30 pm. This will be followed with a home game Saturday versus China Springs. Varsity plays at 2:30 pm. (Note: the China Springs Saturday game is a change from the original schedule. There is no game on Friday.)

Both Decatur (8-5) and China Springs (10-4) are quality 4A teams and will test Kennedale’s top area ranking as the Wildcats prepare to open district play next week.

Kennedale Lady Kats

The Kennedale Lady Kats (7-9) are #3 which they were in the previous poll. The girl’s poll is as follows: #1 Glen Rose (17-0), #2 Peaster (10-4), #3 Kennedale (7-9), #4 Lipan (14-2), #5 Argyle Liberty Christian (13-4), #6 Decatur (11-3), #7 Brock (13-3), #8 Nolan Catholic (14-5), #9 Grapevine Faith, and #10 tied with Godley (12-4) and FW Southwest Christian (4-6).

State-wide the Lady Kats are ranked #20 in Class 4A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC).

After an arduous pre-district season, the Lady Kats will open District 10/4A play at home against Ferris (3-11) tonight with varsity set to play at 6:30 pm. Friday evening, it will be another district game as the Kennedale hit the road to play Venus (4-11).

Correction made in this article. Kennedale’s basketball district is District 10/4A, not 6/4A.