Kennedy falls to Salesian in playoffs

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When the game ended and they had lost, the football players for the Kennedy High School Eagles stood in a circle together for one last time. The players were joined on the 30-yard-line by their coaches. It was the first time that anyone had the opportunity to exhale all afternoon. When the head coach entered…

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Kennedy High Eagles honor slain football player Ulises Grijalva

The family of slain Kennedy High football player, Ulises Grijalva displays his framed Eagles jersey.

Kennedy High football coach Mack Carminer walked slowly to the 50-yard line on Friday — minutes before the team’s first home game — to hold a brief ceremony in honor of “a fallen soldier.” Followed by members of the school administration Carminer carried the framed Eagles jersey of Ulises Grijalva, a player who was killed…

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Athletes awarded scholarships to Texas College

On Thursday afternoon at Kennedy High School, players, parents, and coaches filed in to the library to celebrate signing day for two football athletes. A signing day refers to the day that a high school senior can sign a binding letter of intent to play college football with a school. Lenard Walden and Eric Mims…

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Piedmont defeats Kennedy, keeping Eagles from playoffs

The Piedmont Highlanders defeated the Kennedy Eagles 37-31 in a tough, physical, closely fought game Thursday. The Eagles’ playoff hopes ended on a cold night on the manicured fields of Piedmont High School.

The game started well for Kennedy with two quick running touchdowns. The 14-0 lead lasted until the Highlanders struck back in the waning minutes of the first quarter. But the Highlander passing game, led by quarterback Eric Huppert, was nearly flawless, and Piedmont piled on the points. Two quick scores near the end of the first half ran the Highlander lead to 27-14.

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