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2012 LSG Team Preview — Kennedale Wildcats

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Kennedale Wildcats

Team: Kennedale Wildcats (6-3A)

1st varsity season: 1956

Enrollment: 967 -- 2nd largest in the district out of 6 schools

Stadium: Wildcat Stadium (Capacity: 8000)

2012 Schedule:
@ Crowley
Mansfield Legacy
@ Argyle
@ Texarkana Texas at Lindale
Springtown **
Fort Worth Diamond-Hill Jarvis **
@ Fort Worth River Oaks Castleberry **
Lake Worth **
@ Mineral Wells **

Coach: Richard Barrett (11 years) 102-31-0 at Kennedale (#1 in all-time coaching wins at Kennedale); 138-58-1 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 28

Returning Starters: Offense: 8 Defense: 11

Key Players:
* LB Brett Wade 130 tackles 5 sacks 1st Team All-District TOP 20 LB Committed to Texas A&M
* QB/DB/P Zac Michener (Maxpreps 2nd Team All-American P) & 1st Team All-District DB
* TE, Dalton Vondra 1st Team All-District TOP 20 TE
* OL/DL Hunter Smith 1st Team All-District OL
* FB/LB Fred Scott
* LB Trey McGaham
* DL Hunter McGaham
* RB Ronald Brooks

* Have had 4 consecutive 8+ win seasons

  • Mike Says: The Wildcats use a pretty tough pre-district schedule to get ready for the playoffs and it works. They will once again be a tough out come playoff time. They return and amazing 28 lettermen an 19 total starters from last years 8-4 squad. Wade, Michener and Vondra are all DI recruits. Look for them to go 8-2 or 9-1 in the regular season and win District 6-3A. If Mineral Wells makes the playoffs then that makes the Wildcats are very big Division II team in the playoffs. They are good enough to make the Area or Regionals in the playoffs.
  • Chris Says: Kennedale should have no trouble winning their district.  The only wild card will be Springtown dropping down to Class 3A who they get as their first district game.  The Wildcats will be tested early against teams like Argyle and three Class 4A teams (Crowley, Mansfield Legacy, Texarkana Texas High) so may not have the best record.  The WILL be ready for postseason play though.

Last Years Record: 8-4 overall 3-2 District

2011 Games:
vs Denison (3-7) (W 45-21)
at Wichita Falls Rider (10-4) (L 21-28)
vs Kaufman (5-6) (W 42-24)
at Lorena (7-6) (W 21-17)
vs Carrollton Ranchview (2-8) (W 69-31)
at Alvarado (14-1)* (L 0-55)
at Glen Rose (6-6)* (L 13-28)
vs Hillsboro (2-8)* (W 31-0)
at Venus (5-5)* (W 41-0)
vs West (0-10)* (W 52-14)

Playoffs: Division II Quarterfinals
vs Decatur (10-1) (at Saginaw Roughrider) (W 24-14) Bi-District
vs Snyder (11-2) (at Weatherford) (L 10-34) Area

* All-Time Record: 278-299-12 48.22% 589 games
* Playoffs: (18) 1984,1985,1986,1989,1993,1995,1996,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 44-16

Last 10 year record: 90-29

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