The Kennedale Wildcats and Head Coach Richard Barrett will both be making their first trips to a state title game after a sound 54-28 victory against Stephenville. Kennedale piled up 543 yards rushing while limiting Stephenville to 28 yards on the ground on 21 carries.
Spencer Sanders lofted a 35-yard pass and wideout Chritauskie Dove came down with the score.
Sophomore Spencer Roof made a few big defensive stops in the first half, Kennedale leads 26-7 at half.
Jaden Knowles broke open a 36-yard TD run to put the Wildcats up three scores in the 4A state semifinals.
A tradition that started with a random gift that helped the Martinez family move from living paycheck to paycheck in a hotel to a house in Haltom City involves bringing Christmas to hundreds of kids.
The Martinez family was down on their luck when a stranger's generous gift lifted them up. Now they are sharing their story and inspiration with others to make Christmas come true for students at David E. Smith Elementary School in Haltom City.
Kennedale and Stephenville are underway at AT
Texas Rangers reliever Chris Martin, signed Friday, said that Shohei Ohtani showed him the grip Martin adopted for his split-fingered fastball (video by Jeff Wilson).
Teachers at Hidden Lakes Elementary School talk about what makes a great Christmas gift for them
Right-hander Chris Martin grew up in Arlington and was a huge Texas Rangers fan. Now, after a long journey, he pitches for them (video by Jeff Wilson).