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Kennedale surges past Texans in warmup

Staff Report

A 300-yard passing effort from senior quarterback Matthew Tippie Friday wasn’t enough for the Wimberley Texans to pull off an upset of the state power Kennedale Wildcats.

Ten unanswered Kennedale points scored in the final two quarters pushed the Wildcats to a 17-14 win over Wimberley in a nondistrict tune-up game ahead of the 2020 postseason.

Tippie went 25 of 45 for 300 yards passing with two touchdowns and an interception. Meanwhile, Texan running back Moses Wray rushed for 38 yards on 13 carries, while junior Nathan Simpson gained 24 yards on one carry.

Senior Texan wide receiver Ty Pruett was Tippie’s primary target as he caught six passes for 119 yards and a pair of receiving scores. Wray finished with 65 yards receiving on six catches and senior Jaxson Watts caught five passes for 58 yards. Seven Texan players received at least one pass in the contest.

Wimberley (7-3, 2-1) is scheduled to close the regular season on the road Friday at Austin Achieve. The 4A, Division II football playoffs are scheduled to begin Nov. 12-13.

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