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Wildcats earn rare Friday night off with 40-14 win over FTW Western Hills Thursday

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It was tied deep into the second quarter 14-14 last Thursday night at Farrington Field in Fort Worth when the Kennedale Wildcats produced an eight-play, 65-yard scoring drive to take a 7-point lead with 16 seconds left in the half.

The Western Hills Cougars never scored again in the game as Kennedale put the Cougars in their rearview mirror while they tacked up 19 additional unanswered points in the second half to win going away 40-14.
But the early going was not pretty as the Wildcats fumbled twice with each leading to the only points Western Hills scored. The second WH touchdown actually gave them an early led, 14-7.

Kennedale has moved to 3-0 in district play and 5-1 overall.

The Cats will play again tonight, Thursday, at 7 pm against Diamond Hill (0-6) at FTW Handley Stadium.

Game Summary …


PUNT (Western Hills) – WH limited to net 5 yards on first possession, punts to KN at KN49.

TOUCHDOWN (Kennedale) – KN caps 51-yard drive with 5 yd TD run by Cameron Lyles (SR) along with assist by two WH penalties of 10 and 15 yards. Kick good by Aidan Birr, score 7-0.

PUNT (Western Hills) – WH nets 2 yards on 2nd possession, punts to KN that goes out of bounds on WH39.

FUMBLE (Kennedale) – KN fumbles the ball back to WH on the first play at the WH39.

TOUCHDOWN (Western Hills) – Consecutive flags and a QB sack by KN drive WH back to their own 20. A huge flag (roughing the passer) on a completed long pass downfield gives WH the ball on the KN25. WH puts the ball over for their first TD.

MISSED FG (Kennedale) – After KO and return, KN starts on WH 45-yd line. KN struggles to pick up yards and after false start penalty net only 5 yds. A 50-yard field goal attempt fails.


PUNT (Western Hills) – WH was forced to punt after netting only 7 yards and one first down.

FUMBLE (Kennedale) – KN starts on KN13 after a WH punt but fumbles on the first play and WH recovers on KN19.

TOUCHDOWN (Western Hills) – WH scores on rush 3 plays later after the fumble recovery. Kick good, score 7-14 Western Hills.

TOUCHDOWN (Kennedale) – After KO, KN starts from KN43 and drives 57 yards, scoring on a Jerree Mills’ 6yd TD. Kick good by A Birr, score 14-14. Actually, the Cats score twice on the drive but the first was called back on penalties.

PUNT (Western Hills) – WH from their own 25 after kickback but net only 7 yards and forced to punt.

TOUCHDOWN (Kennedale) – After the WH punt, KN starts on KN35 with just over 2 minutes to half. KN scores with 16 secs left on the clock on a drive highlighted by a 10-yard catch by Jaylen Webb (JR) from Paul Docktor (SR), and a EJ Higgins 20-yard gain followed by a J Mills 36-yard TD run. Kick good by A Birr, score 21-14.

TIME RUNS OUT (Western Hills) – Halftime called with WH on their own 15. SCORE 21-14 Wildcats


TOUCHDOWN (Kennedale) – KN after good return on KO start at the WH38, score on a 15-yard pass from P Docktor (SR) to Shane Hull (JR). Kick good bt A Birr, score 28-14.

INTERCEPTION (Western Hills) – WH starts from their 30 after a kickback by A Birr (SR) and a penalty on the KN. On the third play, WH QB throws an interception which was caught by KN J Webb (JR) at the WH22.

FIELD GOAL (Kennedale) – KN struggles to made 1st down and goes for a field goal of 36 yards, effort good by A Birr. Score 31-14.

TURNOVER ON DOWNS (Western Hills) – Despite benefitting from a Kennedale targeting call, WH turns the ball over downs to the Cats on the WH27.

TOUCHDOWN (Kennedale) – 3 plays and KN J Mills scores on an 18-yard run. Kick blocked, score 37-14.

TURNOVER ON DOWNS (Western Hills) – After a big a gain to the KN46, WH fails to convert on a fourth-down pass attempt.

Quarter Ends – Kennedale in possession leading 37-14.


FIELD GOAL (Kennedale) After a turnover on downs by WH, KN drives to the WH31 but is unable to gain 1st down. A. Birr kicks 48-yard field goal.

TURNOVER ON DOWNS (Western Hills) – After starting from the WH20, WH is unable to advance beyond the WH27. WH fumbles on 4th down and KN takes over at the WH9.

FUMBLE (Kennedale) – Cats fumble back to WH on the first play, giving the ball to WH on their 9-yard line. SCORE 40-14.

PUNT (Western Hills) – WH reaches the WH 30 but loses yards and is forced to punt from the WH14. Punt goes nowhere and Kennedale takes over at WH19.

Fumble (Kennedale) – Cats reach WH5, flag puts Cats on WH10 where Cats fumble to WH on WH12.

GAME ENDS (Western Hills) – time runs outs on Western Hills 41.


Cats recorded 10 sacks in the game, one interception, 13 hurries, 80 tackles with 24 for loss, recovered 1 fumble while causing 2.
Kickoffs – Kennedale had 7 kickoffs with 6 for touchbacks, average yards for 64.0.

Kennedale scored 5 touchdowns, 4 by rush and 1 by pass. The Wildcats had 302 total yards on offense, Western Hills had 316 yards.

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