UIL State Playoffs: Kennedale plugs Brownwood ground game wins 37-0 and moves on to face the Argyle Eagles

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It is Football 101 – stop the opponent from scoring and then score. Kennedale has this down, save for one game against Midlothian Heritage early in the season.

Friday night, during first round UIL playoff action against Kennedale, Brownwood’s high-flying offense became another victim, smashing into the opportunistic Wildcat defense and never recovering.

Brownwood had been averaging 388 total yards per game, 278 yards of that on the ground. The Wildcats shaved off 231 yds of that leaving the Lions with just 158 yards to claim as their own. The Cats also more than halved the running-game numbers by allowing just 133 yds and just over 3 yards-per-carry. Not to mention scoring 2 of Kennedale’s 5 touchdowns.

No team this season except Stephenville  (who is 11-0 and ranked #2 in 4A DI) and now Kennedale, has been able to keep the Brownwood Lions under 300+ yards.  In the Stephenville game, the Yellow Jackets limited Brownwood to 235 yards and 1 touchdown.

The Wildcat offense played its part in the game, claiming the lead after the first quarter’s 7-7 tie and tucking the game away with 30 unanswered points. Kennedale recorded 380 total yards for the evening with most of that on the ground, pounding out 337 yards at 7.2 yards per clip.

Kennedale News Game Balls to …

EJ Higgins (SR), Jerree Mills (SR), Jaylen Webb (JR), Poasa Utu (JR), Tyler Choice (JR), Kameron Sallis (JR), and the Wildcat kickers – Lance Pate (FR), Austin Thiele (Fr) and Shane Hull (JR)

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TEAM STATS …

Passing:

  • Brownwood – 3 for 11 for 26 yards, 3 interceptions
  • Kennedale – 1 for4 for 43 yards, 1 TD

Rushing:

  • Brownwood – 42 for 131 yds (3.1 avg), 1TD
  • Kennedale – 47 for 337 yds (7.2 avg), 3 TD

Receiving:

  • Brownwood – 3 for 25 yds (8.7 avg)
  • Kennedale – 1 for 43 yds, 1 TD

Total Yards: (Passing, rushing, receiving):

  • Brownwood – 157 yards
  • Kennedale – 380 yards

KO return yards:

  • Brownwood – 0 yards
  • Kennedale – 43 yards

WILDCAT LEADERS …

Offense:

  • EJ Higgins (SR) 22 carries for 170 yards (7.7 avg) 2 TDs
  • Jerree Mills (SR) 15 carries for 128 yards (8.5 avg) 1 TD
  • Jaylen Webb (JR) 1 catch for 43 yds, 1 TD
  • Paul Donkor (SR) 5 carries for 14 yds (2.8 avg), 1/4 passing for 43 yards, 1 TD

Defense:

  • Poasa Utu (JR) 13 tackles, 6 for loss, 4 sacks, 5 hurries
  • Braden Waters (SR) 10 tackles, 1 for loss
  • Tyler Choice (JR) 8 tackles, plus 23 yards KO returns, 1 interception for 65 yds, 1 TD
  • Jacorey Jackson (JR) 7 tackles 4 for loss, 1 sack, 1 hurry
  • RJ Pepper (SR) 7 tackles, 1 for loss
  • Jaylen Webb (JR) 6 tackles, 1 for loss, 1 sack, 1 hurry, 1 TD
  • Antoine Webb (SR) 5 tackles, 1 for loss
  • Kameron Sallis (JR) 5 tackles, 2 interceptions

KICKERS:

  • Lance Pate (FR) 5/6 extra points, 1/1 field goals
  • Austin Thiele (FR) 8 KO for 338 yds 42.3 avg
  • Shane Hull (JR) 3 punts for 116 yards (38.7 avg)

WHAT NEXT? Argyle Eagles (10-1) defending state champions

GAME INFORMATION:

Game date and time – 7 pm, Friday, November 19 at Chisholm Trail High School, 3100 NW College Drive, FTW, TX 76179 click to see ticket prices and to purchase @ https://bit.ly/wildcatplayoffs

More on Argyle coming up later this week in the Kennedale News …