KENNEDALE -- Juwan Washington rushed for 223 yards and linebacker Brett Wade made three huge plays in the second half as the Kennedale Wildcats turned on the after-burners in the second half for a 48-17 victory over the Springtown Porcupines on Friday night. It was the District 6-3A opener for both schools.
The Wildcats scored four third-quarter touchdowns in a span of less than 51/2 minutes to turn a tight contest between the two favorites in the district into a blowout. Wade, a Texas A&M commitment, was the key figure.
Kennedale trailed 17-14 but took the second-half kickoff and used 6:29 to drive 71 yards to take the lead on Zak Michener's 15-yard run.
Then Wade took over. His leaping interception turned into a 41-yard touchdown return 57 seconds later. On the next Porcupine possession, Wade had a 30-yard interception return to the Springtown 8 to set up Ronald Hayes' TD to give Kennedale a 35-17 lead. Wade would add another interception in the game.
Washington's 33-yard TD run with 14 seconds left in the quarter removed any doubt as to the outcome.
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