SPRINGTOWN - The Kennedale Wildcats (6-0, 1-0) proved their top worthiness once again Friday night by blasting the Springtown Porcupines (2-4, 0-1) in the District 5-4A Division I opener for both teams at Porcupine Stadium.
Kennedale rolled up an impressive 524 yards rushing on the night and the Wildcats offense didn’t attempt a pass. KHS had five one play scoring drives and two running backs who topped the 200 yard mark. Dailyn Wells led the way for the Wildcats with 237 yards rushing and three touchdowns on just thirteen carries, his partner In crime Quardraiz Wadley had a good night as well, the recent UTEP offer had 208 yards rushing and three touchdowns as well. Kennedale’s defense led by Baylor commit Baron Browning and an absolutely swarming defensive line forced four turnovers and held Springtown to just 24 yards rushing on 33 carries.
After opening the game with a 42 yard field from Jace Zeller, Kennedale’s defense forced a Springtown fumble on the next drive. One play after the fumble Wells scored on a 23 yard run to give Kennedale a 10-0 lead. Kennedale’s defense would force a Springtown punt and the Wildcats offense went to work making it 17-0 as Wadley scored from two yards out and the apparent rout was on. Wadley added another touchdown in the second quarter, following a Springtown fumble to extend the lead to 24-0. Springtown would stay in the game right before halftime as QB Austin Bauman tossed a short three yard touchdown pass to Wriley Russell to make the score 24-7 Kennedale at the half.
The game would turn into a blowout in the second half as after Kennedale had a bad snap on a field goal try, the defense would step up and contain SHS and force a punt. On the first play after the punt, it was Wells doing the game scoring from 63 yards out to extend the lead to 31-7. After a Springtown three and out on the next series, KHS would need to just one play to score as Wells ripped off a 66 yard scoring run making it 38-7 and from then on it was just academic as Kennedale rolled to the win.