Hixson star KoKo Kendricks delivers big numbers with help of senior-led O-line

Staff file photo by Matt Hamilton / Hixson senior running back KoKo Kendricks, right, has the chance to eclipse 4,000 yards in his prep career as the Wildcats work to build on last year's five-win season.

In a quiet football locker room at Hixson High School, running back KoKo Kendricks was helping hang up game jerseys Thursday afternoon, not much more than 24 hours before the Wildcats were set to open Region 3-4A play at home against Signal Mountain.