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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Kimball shakes up 11-4A with win over SOC

By Jeff Andrews

Dallas Kimball upset the balance of power in District 11-4A with its 23-14 win over Dallas South Oak Cliff last week.

With Dallas Carter (1-4, 1-1 in 11-4A) struggling, South Oak Cliff (4-1, 1-1) looked poised to not only win the district, but possibly go undefeated on the season.

Kimball (4-1, 2-0) put an end to that thought by forcing four Golden Bear turnovers, including Joshua Matthews’ recovered fumble in the end zone in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

Traveon Thibodeaux has been solid at quarterback for Kimball. He’s completing 65 percent of his passes and has 14 touchdowns to just two interceptions. His favorite targets – Austin Franklin and Xzavier Alexander – each have 23 receptions.

Seagoville (4-1, 2-0) is the only other remaining undefeated team in the district.

Kimball still has a tough road to the district title. It plays Carter on Oct. 16 and Seagoville on Oct. 22.