THE GAME

Midlothian Heritage will host rival Kennedale at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Midlothian ISD Multipurpose Stadium.

Both teams enter with a 1-0 record.

GAME COVERAGE

The game — and every game this season — will be broadcasted heard live by the crew of Midlothian Jaguar radio at http://mixlr.com/heritage-radio/ or viewed online at www.nfhsnetwork.com.

The NFHS stream does carry a nominal subscription fee and will not air until sometime after 11 p.m. on Friday nights, per UIL rules. Subscriptions will allow fans to watch both Midlothian ISD teams, as well as many others across the state.

ABOUT THE JAGUARS

Last Friday, the Jaguars defense limited the Gatesville offense to just 213 total yards of offense to the 349 yards of Heritage, despite the Hornets picking up three more first downs (16-13). Heritage also held Gatesville ball carriers to 2.4 yards-per-carry, surrendering 70 rushing yards on 29 carries.

Heritage quarterback completed Landon Ledbetter completed 17-of-25 passes for 178 yards and one touchdown — a 59-yard pitch-and-catch to Langston Anderson that put the Jaguars on the board with 7:19 to play the second quarter.

Anderson finished the game with seven catches for 99 yards and added a 53-yard run for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Washington led the Jaguars ground attack with 13 carries for 93 yards.

ABOUT THE WILDCATS

Kennedale enters Friday's matchup fresh off of a 55-7 dismantling of Decatur, who the Jaguars will play at home Sept. 14.

It will be the third meeting between the two teams, with the first two separated by four-combined points — all in favor of the Wildcats, unfortunately.

Kennedale won 45-43 in the regional quarterfinal in 2017 and 49-47 in the regional quarterfinal in 2016.

During their week one win, the Wildcats amassed 595 yards of offense and allowed just 190 total yards.

Evan Jowers (No. 2) completed 6-of-his-10 pass attempts for 103 yards and two touchdowns. He also tossed one interception.

Jaden Smith (No. 17) caught all six completions.

On the ground, Micah Conner (No. 39) led the Wildcats rushing attack with 284 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries (21.9 yards-per-carry). DJ Kirven (No. 28) also scored three touchdowns. He averaged 9.1 yards-per-carry on his 16 totes for 146 yards.