High School Sports

Kennedale runs over Springtown

Kennedale used its dominant running game to overpower Springtown 58-7 in a District 5-4A Division I game at Wildcat Stadium on Friday night.

Kennedale (6-0, 1-0 5-4A Division I) rode tailbacks Juwan Washington and Ronald Hayes, who combined for 279 of the Wildcats’ 380 yards rushing.

Washington gained 165 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries. Hayes did most of his work after halftime, gaining nearly 100 yards in the second half.

Kennedale quarterback Jake Michener completed all three of his passes, including touchdowns to tight end Chance Bishop in the second quarter and Cody Gillespie in the fourth.

Springtown (2-4, 0-1) scored first when quarterback Dillon Springfield found Mateo Herrera in the corner of the end zone for a 27-yard touchdown pass in the first 1:30 of the game. The Porcupines led 10-7 at the end of the first quarter, but couldn’t maintain the momentum.

Kennedale collected five sacks and Derrick Williams returned a fumble 10 yards for a Wildcats touchdown.