From Eagle to Golden Bear, Kennedy High football star commits to Cal

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The legend of Takkarist “Takk” McKinley began his sophomore year. That’s when Kennedy High’s track coach, Carl Sumler, saw the young Eagles defensive end rush a Piedmont High quarterback, turn around, race 15 yards up field and catch a wide receiver trying to break loose with the ball. But that’s not what impressed Sumler the…

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Eagles clash with Pride in first round of playoffs

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There’s nothing like a little drama two days before the first round of the playoffs. On Wednesday after practice Takkarist McKinley, the Eagles 6’3″, 240-pound all-world linebacker threatened to walk out on his teammates. The situation on the field was so bad that the Cal-bound football player went nose-to-nose with head coach Mark Carminer and…

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Someone should have told the Galileo Lions (1-2-1) to look in their rearview mirror Saturday afternoon, because the Kennedy Eagles (1-3) had their pedal to the metal and raced across the Bay Bridge for a 44-0 win. And just like that—15 seconds to be exact—return specialist Rashid Jamerson took the opening kickoff and raced down the…

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Kennedy comes up just short, loses tough one to Joseph Bethel

Joseph Bethel defeated Kennedy 27-16 in Vallejo Friday night, as both teams tried to shake off some early season rust. On its first two possessions of the game, Kennedy fumbled the ball deep in its own territory. The two turnovers lead to an early 6-0 Bethel lead. In the second quarter both teams struggled to…

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Saint Mary’s pulls through, defeats Kennedy

The Kennedy High Eagles played hard Saturday, but couldn’t put up the defense needed to keep the Saint Mary’s College High School Panthers down. The Eagles stayed ahead of the Panthers for all but the last two minutes of the game, when a turnover led to the Panthers’ game-winning touchdown. “We didn’t have the defense,…

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