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September 21, 2013
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KENNEDALE -The Argyle Eagles (4-0; ranked #4 in THEOLDCOACH Top 10) fumbled away the opening kickoff last night, but not much else went wrong in a convincing 45-7 win over the Kennedale Wildcats (1-3).
Argyle's offense was more than up to the task rolling up 462 yards of offense, while the Eagles defense held up their end of the bargain as they contained the potent Kennedale ground game to just 129 yards on 43 carries. The Eagles offensive attack displayed some big time balance, most notably from Texas Tech verbal commit Ian Sadler who was 7/7 passing for 70 yards and a touchdown, he had nine carries for 54 yards and caught one pass for 16 yards. Fellow Tech commit Connor Wilson was solid as well accounting for three touchdowns on offense.
"Our defense really came to play tonight, we rallied to the ball and played assignment football," said Argyle linebacker Sam Sizelove on his team's performance on defense. Sizelove, a Kansas State verbal commitment did some damage on offense as well with three receptions for 50 yards. .
After the kickoff mishap, Argyle's defense quickly made amends recovering a Kennedale fumble and marching 58 yards in 11 plays, taking a 6-0 lead on a 20 yard pass from Sadler to Wilson. Wilson would score on a 10 yard run on the very next drive making it 13-0 AHS, then after a Kennedale three and out the Eagles would make it 21-0 on a 38 yard pass from Brandon Boyzuick to Sizelove, the Eagles went for two and got it.
After a 37 yard run by Hunter Treadwell made it 28-0, Kennedale finally got on the board on a 45 yard pass from Bradon Hull to Juwan Washington to cut the Eagles lead to 28-7. Argyle would add a field goal by Cole Hedlund as time expired in the first half to hold a commanding 31-7 edge. That field goal pretty much ended any Kennedale hopes of a comeback as if the Wildcats go into the locker room down just three scores, maybe they have some momentum and getting the ball first it could have been a different game.
The second half featured just two AHS scores as Argyle played several backups and focused on the ground game as junior running back Nick Ralston racked up the majority of his 122 rushing yards in the third and fourth quarters.
Argyle next week takes on Wilmer-Hutchins, while Kennedale travels out to Royse City to take on 4A Texarkana Texas High.