DENTON -- Kennedale running back Juwan Washington had not played since Oct. 26, but he left little doubt Friday night that he is back.
On the second play of Kennedale's Class 3A Division I bi-district game against Burkburnett, the sophomore took a handoff and burst through a hole on the left side for 55 yards to give the Wildcats the first of a flurry of touchdowns that buried the Bulldogs 68-0 at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex.
Kennedale (9-2) advances to face Stephenville (9-1) at 2 p.m. Friday in Mineral Wells.
Whether the Wildcats set up from near midfield or were backed up inside their own 5-yard line, they made holes and gashed the Burkburnett defense. Washington was the primary runner, finishing with 196 yards and three touchdowns, but everyone produced for Kennedale.
The Wildcats gained 430 yards rushing, and quarterback Zac Michener tossed two touchdown passes -- one of which went to his brother Jake -- and rushed for a 22-yard score in the blowout.
Brett Wade and the Wildcats' defense held Burkburnett (2-9) to only 80 yards of total offense.
Patrick Lovings got the Kennedale defense in on the scoring by stripping a Bulldogs ballcarrier and rumbled 40 yards for a score.
We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse, images, internet links or any device to draw undue attention. Comments deemed inappropriate will be removed and repeated abusers will be banned. NOTE: If you log in using your Twitter account, your comments will be signed using the name on your Twitter profile, NOT your Twitter user name. Read our full comment policy.