Ferris shuts down district powerhouse Kennedale, 55-49
The Ellis County Press
Prior to the game, Ferris High School recognized an outstanding group of senior athletes, band members, and color guard members.
Miss Maggie Sands was crowned the Senior Sweetheart, and then to top off the evening, Ferris took the field against district powerhouse Kennedale for what would become a very high-scoring, memorable game.
Ferris would score first in the first quarter of play on a five-yard run by James Hopkins.
Hopkins, who put up career numbers, would score again on a 20-yard run to make the score 13-0 before Kennedale found its way onto the scoreboard with a 60-yard run by Aaron Wingfield.
The Yellow Jackets answered right back with a 72-yard run by Hopkins again to add to Ferris’ lead at the end of the quarter, 20-7.
Both teams would add seven more to their scores in the second quarter ending the first half with Ferris leading, 27-14.
Ferris took the field in the third quarter with a determination to finish a game they had dominated from the beginning.
Hopkins continued his first half magic going first 54 yards and then 44 yards for two touchdowns.
Kennedale’s Bo Burgess and Dashiell Mosely both produced touchdowns of their own to add another 14 points for Kennedale to end the third quarter at 41-28.
Trey Moore would score two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to secure Ferris’ victory, 55-49.
Fueled by this important win, there is a certain "play-off" vibe in the air in Ferris.
To be in the District play-offs, Ferris must take down another district powerhouse this coming Friday in Kaufman.
The Yellow Jackets will travel to Kaufman for a 7:30 game.