Varsity Football Claims an Away Victory Over the Bettendorf Bulldogs


Isaac White

Kennedy defense sets up against Bettendorf offense.

Molly Martin and Isaac White

The Kennedy Cougars started off the 2022 football season 2-0 after a win over Bettendorf on September 2. The Cougars were led to their 34-0 victory by sophomore quarterback Vincenzo Gianforte who contributed 115 passing yards, junior running back Trevor Scott with 100 rushing yards, junior defensive back Cyrus Courtney with 77 receiving yards and senior linebacker Asher Smith with 9.5 total tackles.

“I feel great going into the rest of the season!” football captain, senior Michael Mulherin said. “We still have some things to work on here and there, but we are improving really well and I can’t wait to see what we do the rest of the season!”

The Cougars will host back to back home games at Kingston Stadium for inner city rivals, CR Washington and CR Jefferson. CR Washington will be first on Friday, September 9. The long-awaited game against CR Jefferson will follow on Friday, September 16 for Kennedy homecoming after last year’s match up was canceled due to COVID-19 and player injuries.

#15 Trevor Scott on a Multi Yard carry
#25 Donovan Slick-Driscoll Gaining territory on a punt return.
#25 Donovan Slick-Driscoll, Ball carrier, after #21 Owen anderson flips a defender
#25 Donovan Slick-Driscoll starting off a Punt return with #21 Owen Anderson as a blocker
#35 Calvin White looking at the scoreboard, up 27-0

#95 Dylan Augustine Kicking and Extra Point
Cougs In the Huddle prior to Scoring a goal line touchdown

Cougs offense about to line up at the goal line
#15 Trevor Scott receiving the handoff with blockers in front of him
#12 Vincenzo Gianforte rolling out to the right
#2 Nick Woods, #12 Vincenzo Gianforte
#15 Trevor Scott eager to be on the field
Cougars in the huddle during a timeout
#88 Anthony Huber
#15 Trevor scott Breaking a tackle along the sideline
#25 Donovan Slick-Driscoll Breaking a tackle on a punt return
#25 Donovan Slick-Driscoll Returning a Punt
#25 Donovan Slick-Driscoll

#7 Ryker Stelling After Fighting For the Goal Line Touchdown

#4 Cyrus Courtney Running the ball down the sideline after a reception
#4 Cyrus Courtney

Cougars line up for the Half time warm up

#4 Cyrus courtney Returning an interception
#4 Cyrus courtney Returning an interception
#4 Cyrus courtney Intercepting a jump ball at the end of the first half
#24 Tyler Bartles Lining up at Cornerback
Bettendorf QB Getting Sacked

#15 Trevor Scott Ball Carrier

Bulldogs Quarterback succumbing to pressure of 4 Cougars
#23 Catching the first touchdown of the night

#4 Cyrus Courtney facing defenders downfield

Sunset Student Section

Cougars Pregame Runout
Sunset Walkout
Team Captains #5 Dominic Mann, #52 Asher Smith, #3 Michael Mulherin, and #7 Ryker Stelling To meet the bulldogs for the coin flip
Team Captains #5 Dominic Mann, #52 Asher Smith #3 Michael Mulherin, and #7 Ryker Stelling walk out to meet the Bulldogs for the Coin Flip
Cougars Walking Back to the Locker room Menacingly, after Claiming a Win
Cougars Walking Back to the Locker room Menacingly, After Claiming their Territory
Cougars get Ready To Charge the Student Section After a Win
Cougars Offense lines up to Take a Knee after Securing a Win
Cougs in the Huddle With the Scoreboard in the back ground
#5 Dominic Mann returning a Interception for a Touchdown
#5 Dominic mann Running a Tipped Interception back with Blockers in front of him
QB #12 Vincenzo Gianforte Eyeing the scoreboard after a Dominant win
#72 Kyle Pratt, #2 Nick Woods and #12 Vincenzo Gianforte all pose for a picture
Kennedy Student Section waving goodbye to bettendorf in the 4th quarter