The Kennedy Eagles and Richmond Oilers will both see action this weekend, as the two teams take on neighborhood rivals. The Eagles host the El Cerrito Gauchos on Friday night, while the Oilers visit Salesian Pride on Saturday for a matinee affair.
Eagles head coach Mark Carminer and his staff will try and slow down El Cerrito’s high-powered offense, as the Gouchos come into the game beating San Lorenzo and Newark Memorial by a combined score of 106-14.
Prior to the game, the Eagles will celebrate the life and honor the family of former teammate Ulises Grijalva. Grijalva was shot and killed on Aug. 5 in the Iron Triangle. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
The Oilers, meanwhile, will literally walk over to Salesian High Saturday afternoon. The two schools are within sight of one another and only separated by a fence.
Oilers head coach, Tashaka Merriwether, said the Pride were Division V champions last year and doesn’t expect anything less than a well-coached and disciplined team. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.