“They just dominated us up front,” said Kenedy head coach Lin Havron. “We had no answer. They’re a good football team. We hung around until halftime, and then it snowballed.”
After Ganado got on the scoreboard to put the lead at 6-0, the Lions scored their lone touchdown of the game as Cedric Mejia scored on a 70-yard run to tie the game after both teams missed the extra point in the first quarter. From the second quarter onward, the Indians utilized their ground game to score 44 consecutive points in that span to put the game out of Kenedy’s reach.
Statistically, the Lions gained 284 yards of total offense, with 228 yards rushing over 27 carries and 56 yards passing over six completions. By comparison, Ganado had over 600 yards of total offense, with a vast majority of it coming from their running game.
Despite the outcome, Havron remains optimistic about the Lions’ postseason chances.
“Our goal was to survive and stay healthy,” said Havron. “We should be almost 100%. If we win, we’re going to get in.”
This week, the Lions will celebrate Homecoming and Parents’ Night as they host the Yorktown Wildcats. The game is also Kenedy’s district and regular season finale.
“We’ve got control our own destiny,” said Havron. “It’s Homecoming and Parents’ Night, so hopefully we can use that momentum to come out and play well.”
Kickoff in Kenedy is set for Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.