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With big turnover, ’Jackets hope for longer run

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Kemp looking for second consecutive district title, postseason return


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KEMP–The Kemp Yellowjackets are looking for more of the same in the upcoming 2019 season.
The season started with a 3-2 stretch for Kemp in pre-district play before the final five weeks of district play. The ’Jackets then rattled off five straight wins to end the season, including an exciting nail biter in the final game of the season to win the district championship over the Malakoff Tigers.
The ’Jackets returned to the postseason once again, looking to make a run like 2017 where they reached the State semifinals before falling to a tough Brock Eagles team.
Kemp battled Lone Oak in the Bi-district round, handling them easily as they won 42-14, advancing to the Area round. Kemp then battled a tough Atlanta team, where they eventually fell 42-21 to end their season.
The ’Jackets wrapped up their 2018 season 5-0 in district play and 9-3 overall on what could be considered a successful season, but Kemp definitely wanted to take that next step towards their first championship.
Collin Boyle will take over the quarterback duties for the recently graduated Cameron Clamon. Boyle, a junior at Kemp High School, will look to continue to drive the offense for the ’Jackets, which has been potent for a few seasons now.
The ’Jackets are hoping for another strong season, a good fight during district play and looking to take another step in reaching the postseason and having success.
Kemp kicks off their 2019 season on the road against the Sunnyvale Raiders Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m.


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