Lions end season in Yorktown, 20-6
by James Ratcliff
Nov 08, 2012 | 1085 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kenedy’s Dominic Cruz readies to take the snap during Friday night’s game against Yorktown.
Kenedy’s Dominic Cruz readies to take the snap during Friday night’s game against Yorktown.
YORKTOWN – After being shut out by Ganado on Parents’ Night, the Kenedy Lions looked to rebound as they faced the Yorktown Wildcats on Friday night. With the playoffs on the line, the Lions gave their all in the contest, but the Wildcats denied the Lions the postseason and handed Kenedy a bitter 20-6 defeat to bring Kenedy’s football season to a close.

“We kept fighting till the end,” said Kenedy head coach Lin Havron. “We played our tails off.”

In the first half, the Wildcats scored once in each quarter. The first quarter’s lone score came with 8:25 on the clock as Derek Franke scored on a 2-yard run, though the two-point conversion attempt failed. The Wildcats’ second quarter score came at the 7:35 mark as Franke ran through the Kenedy defense on a 63-yard run, with Jacob Garcia running in the conversion.

Kenedy’s only score of the contest came with 3:53 to go before halftime as the Lions blocked a Yorktown punt and Sheldon Hons recovered the ball for the score. The missed extra point left the halftime score at 14-6 in Yorktown’s favor. The final six points of the game came in the fourth quarter, with 7:37 to go, as Logan Romans scored on a 50-yard run for the Wildcats. The conversion failed, but the 20-6 Yorktown lead was enough as time expired.

Statistically, the Lions gained 154 yards of total offense, with 19 yards rushing over 19 carries and 135 yards passing over 13 completions. The Wildcats, by comparison, gained 339 yards of total offense, with 312 yards rushing over 48 carries and 27 yards passing on one completion. In terms of penalties, the Lions were flagged six times for 40 total yards and the Wildcats were flagged nine times for 62 total yards.

With the loss, the Lions’ football season ends with a 5-4 overall record and a 1-3 district record.

“We were looking forward to making the playoffs in every sport,” said Havron. “We’re going to stay home on the points. It’s kind of gratifying to know the team that’s going is the team we beat.”
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