Kenwood’s football team falls to De La Salle 14-7 on the road

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Kenwood H.S. Quarter back Caleb Gardner#10 completes a pass to a teammate during night game against DeLaSalle-Photography by Owen M. Lawson, III

By  Crusader Staff  Report

The Kenwood Broncos football team fell to the De La Salle Meteors 14-7 on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. It was the teams’ first road game of the season played under the lights at De La Salle’s football field.

“I like that my team played all four quarters,” said Sinque Turner, head coach of the Broncos about his team’s valiant effort after the loss. “I took my hat off to the guys who kept fighting and fighting.”

In spite of nine solo tackles by linebacker Rickie Jones and eight tackles for defensive tackle Mikhel McMullan, coach Turner and the Broncos offense would surrender a huge turnover in the second quarter after quarterbacks Kaleb Garner was picked by Meteors outside linebacker Justin Barbee with nine minutes remaining in the half.

Barbee would return Garner’s interception to the Broncos five yard line, putting the Meteors in great scoring position near the red zone.

And on 2nd and goal with 8:35 remaining in the half, running back Jason Moore would score on a two yard run for the first touchdown of the game, giving the Meteors a 7-0 lead at halftime.

In the second half after falling behind 14-0 with 1:06 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Broncos made one last ditch effort offensively, as QB Kaleb Garner would connect with wide receiver Lewis Bond for a 10 yard touchdown score, trimming the lead to 14-7.

Final Score: Kenwood 7, De La Salle 14 Chicago Crusader Players of the Game: LB Rickie Jones, Kenwood, nine tackles for two losses. DT Mikhel McMullan, Kenwood, eight tackles.

The next game was scheduled Thursday, Sept. 12 at Gately Stadium between Kenwood and Chicago Urban Prep Bronzeville with a 7:15 p.m. start time. For more information and/or highlights of the game, visit the Chicago Crusader website at www.chicagocrusader.com.

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