Kennedy 35 City High 14


Ethan Divis

Miles Moa celebrates after he scored a touchdown.

It was a special birthday for senior Miles Moa as he ran wild over City High, leading Kennedy to a 35-14 thrashing over NO.8 City High. This win clinches a home game for the Cougars as they will take on Prairie Wednesday at Kingston.

Moa broke off touchdown runs of 56 and 51 yards en route to a school record 312 rushing yards on the ground for the Cougars.

“I’m just thankful for having such a big line,” Moa said. “It was so easy finding the holes because they made them so big for me. That’s all you can ask for.”

“We knew, for seeding purposes, we needed to get that sixth win. Glad the way they came out, excited for the seniors for being able to get such a big win on senior night.,” Head Coach Tim Lewis said.

Senior quarterback Derek Jacobus broke off a 31 yard touchdown run in the second quarter to give Kennedy a 14-0 lead. They took a 14-7 lead into halftime.

To open up the second half Moa broke off another long touchdown run, this time running for 56 yards to give Kennedy a 21-7 lead.

City High cut Kennedy’s lead to 28-14 in the fourth quarter and attempted an onside kick. The kick sailed high in the air and Derek Jacobus took it out of the air and ran it back for a 46 touchdown.

“I was just put on the onside kick team. I saw the big hop and was like ‘alright I got to go get it’. I grabbed the ball and no one was in front of me,” Jacobus said.

City High couldn’t stop Kennedy’s rushing attack as Kennedy ran wild, rushing for 367 yards on the ground. Kennedy didn’t accumulate any yards via the air as they only threw the ball three times.

“You think you have to start becoming more diverse and that was being talked about. We decided not to. If we were going to continue to dominate like we were up front we were going to carry that.” Lewis said.

Because of the win Kennedy clinched the seven seed in the playoffs and will take on Prairie at Kingston at 8 p.m.

“I like to think we’re just starting to reach our peak. After tonight I’d like to think we’re there,” Lewis said.