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on October 22, 2011

Kennedy High Eagles fans had a lot to cheer about Friday night, as Kennedy dominated John Swett High School’s Indians 42-6.

The Indians' defense proved no match for the Eagles, who dominated the game 42-6. (photo by: Alexis Kenyon)

After an evenly matched first quarter, with the Eagles leading by a point 7-6, the Indians began to slip when a fumble abruptly stopped their momentum down the field and was recovered by the Eagles’ Danny Pompa for a touchdown.

During halftime Head Coach Mike Carminer motivated his players, repeating the phrase “We haven’t got to our level of playing yet. Let’s show them.”

The Kennedy defense smothered the Indians’ offensive drive, with back to back sacks of the sophomore Quarterback James Sykes causing a safety and bringing the score to 29-6 late in the 3rd quarter. Kennedy’s quarterback Octavious Holley led his team with solid pass completions and threw to Eric Mims for two touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Kenneth Walker also had an impressive night with a 61-yard touchdown catch, sacks on the quarterback, and a fumble recovery.

It was a well attended home game in the city of Crockett, and Indians fans dominated in the stands. But on the field, there was no contest. Kennedy’s players towered over most of the Indians and it showed: the Eagle’s intimidating defense caused  multiple turnovers and fumbles during the second half.

Kennedy’s kicker, junior Irving Matamoros, consistently placed the ball within the five yard line during kick-offs and punts, and in one instance, punted the ball all the way into the parking lot behind the field.

The Kennedy players left the field with their heads held high and spirits even higher as they cheered and celebrated their third win of the season.

“I think we learned something about each other today,” said Carminer, congratulating the team in the postgame huddle. “Fellas, you played the way you were coached and I’m proud of the effort.”

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