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October 16, 2008 at 10:35 PM

Kennedy’s dynamic duo can light it up

If you like big plays, you would have loved tonight’s football game between Kennedy and Lindbergh.

The first half featured five touchdowns that covered 55 yards or more — including a pair of kickoff returns by Lindbergh’s Frank Cange that went for 89 and 88 yards. On the second one, he picked up the ball just before it went out of bounds and cut all of the way back across the field before jetting down the Kennedy sideline.

Kennedy coach Bob Bourgette was about ready to spit bullets after that and after the game said he’d go out and have practice right now, if he could.

All in all, though, he had plenty to smile about, especially the final score: Kennedy 49, Lindbergh 21. The sixth-ranked Lancers scored 29 unanswered points after trailing 21-20 in the second quarter (a bad snap foiled their third extra-point try).

If you haven’t seen Kennedy play, you’ve got to come take a look at speedsters Tre Watson and Nolan Washington. Both are touchdowns waiting to happen and had three apiece tonight. Normally, Washington plays quarterback with Watson at wingback, but for much of the second half both were wingbacks and freshman Jason Thompson stepped in at QB. Unofficially, Watson finished with 248 yards, while Washington had 130 (69 coming on a quarterback keeper on Kennedy’s first play from scrimmage).

It will be interesting to see what Bourgette does with the offense once the playoffs roll around. I’m betting we’ll see alot of Thompson, who threw an 8-yard touchdown pass tonight to D’Mario Carter.

It was a bit of an off night for Lindbergh QB Jake Allie (14-for-34, 158 yards, 3 interceptions), but Kennedy came at him hard most of the night. I think the Eagles are going to be fine and could cause some problems in the playoffs. They were without one of their main receivers, who sat out for academic reasons. RB David Valentine showed some jets, too, with 91 yards rushing.

If you’re counting, this was Kennedy’s 22nd consecutive victory over Lindbergh, which hasn’t beaten the Lancers since 1986.

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