High School Football

Kennedale rushers come up huge against Carrollton Ranchview

Kennedale quarterback Seth Paroulek (35) and the Wildcats blew out Carrollton Ranchview.
Kennedale quarterback Seth Paroulek (35) and the Wildcats blew out Carrollton Ranchview. pmoseley@star-telegram.com

Kennedale 59, Carrollton Ranchview 14

Kennedale broke open a fairly close halftime game to pull away from Carrollton Ranchview in a Class 4A Division I bi-district game at Cedar Hill. The Wildcats scored five unanswered touchdowns beginning with a 90-yard kickoff return by Kade Stephenson to open the second half.

Kennedale led 24-14 at halftime. The Wildcats scored on their first play on a 68-yard run off-tackle by D.J. Kirven. The other two Wildcats touchdowns came after turnovers. The first was after the Wolves fumbled away on their 39-yard line. The other touchdown drive came after Ranchview came up a yard short on fourth-and-two at the Kennedale 26.

Kennedale will meet Van in the second round of the playoffs.

Key players: Kirven finished with 187 yards on 15 carries and four touchdowns. Teammate Jorden Knowles had 228 yards on 13 carries and three touchdowns.

Key stat: Kennedale stayed on the ground. The Wildcats did not pass until late in the game and attempted only three times.

Records: Kennedale 10-1, Carrollton Ranchview 5-6

Tom Curtis

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