Recap: Kennedy finishes football season at 8-4


Senior quarterback Derek Jacobus looks to handoff the ball in a playoff game against Davenport Assumption.

Ethan Divis

It will be a season that Cougar fans won’t soon forget.

Kennedy lost a hard fought battle to Xavier 21-0 in the state quarterfinals to put a close to their season. They finish at 8-4.

“Really happy with our seniors. Really happy with the fact that they were able to play 12 games and there’s 14 total,” Head Coach Tim Lewis said. “You’re only as good as your seniors allow you to be and this group of seniors just did a tremendous job.”

Kennedy competed well with Xavier in the first half, drawing a 0-0 stalemate going into halftime.

But the Cougar offense just couldn’t get much going against a tough Xavier defense, who pitched their eighth shutout of the season.

“First half was great. But in the second half we gave them a short field and you can’t do that in the quarterfinals of the playoffs,” Lewis said.

Overall this season was a very successful one for the Cougars as they got back to the state quarterfinals for the first time since 2010.

Kennedy won their first two games of the season this year for the first time since 2008.

Kennedy finished strong as well, beating Prairie 42-14 and upsetting second ranked Davenport Assumption 35-12.

Stats wise Kennedy was led by senior running back Miles Moa who finished the season with 1,494 rushing yards.

“You talk to any good running back they’re going to give all the credit to the line up front. He’s a special back. We’ve had a string of pretty good running backs here at Kennedy and he fits right in,” Lewis said.

Overall, this is a group of seniors that Lewis won’t soon forget.

“This is the hardest part of my job, saying goodbye to those guys,” Lewis said.