(Late) Local Football Recap: Kennedy 61, Highline 0
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Sure, this report is several days late, but we’re printing it now anyway because we feel it provides some insight into last weekend’s big “Showdown in B-Town” high school football game that pitted the Kennedy High School Lancers against the Highline Pirates, won by JFK 61-0. This story was written by Josh Hart, a 15-year old student at Highline â€œBig Picture High Schoolâ€ in SeaTac who wrote on the economy last week. As you will soon tell by reading, Josh was rooting for Highline…]
by Josh Hart
FINAL: Kennedy 61, Highline 0
FIRST QUARTER: Kennedy 20 Highline 0
The first quarter was, well…horrible! I guess it depends on which team you were rooting for. If you wanted Kennedy I would say it went pretty well. Within the first five minutes Kennedy had scored three touchdowns and was up 20-0. Highline didnâ€™t play well on either side of the ball. They got ran over by Kennedy, they were stunned coming out of the gates and they couldnâ€™t regain control. As far as offense went I donâ€™t think Highline had a first down all quarter. Kennedyâ€™s offense wasnâ€™t anything special; a team of 8 year olds could have scored just as many points as they did.
SECOND QUARTER: Kennedy 34 Highline 0
Highline played better in the second quarter offensively and defensively. They only let up two touchdowns, and even forced Kennedy to punt a few times. They also had a great fumble recovery that sparked a fire in their defense; they didnâ€™t let up a touchdown after. They played better offensively, even though they didnâ€™t get a touchdown. They moved the chains a couple times and their running game looked a lot better.
THIRD QUARTER: Kennedy 40 Highline 0
Highline has improved each quarter. They only let up one touchdown this quarter and looked a lot better. The problem was nobody had any motivation to play anymore. The fans were quiet, the players looked somber and nothing was exciting. They were all slowly winding down.
FOURTH QUARTER: Kennedy 61 Highline 0
This quarter was pointless to play â€“ nobody competed. The fans, the cheerleaders, everybody was quiet. Highline let up a few more touchdowns and made the loss worse.
FINAL: Kennedy 61; Highline 0