Kennedy Cavaliers won the toss and elected to defer. On the opening drive, Einstein’s #3 Khalil Wilson rush for 10 yds. and 12 yds., followed by #7 Joel Rufino rushing for 12 yds. and a loss of 2. Einstein’s quarterback #10 Roy Russell IV passes to #5 Imed Aniba who sprints for a 16 yd. gain, a few plays later, #10 Roy Russell IV throws a pass to #5 Imed Aniba for a 18 yd. touchdown, #75 Gil Reynolds kicks the extra point and the score is Einstein 7-0 with 7:38 left in the 1st qtr. Kennedy’s #5 picks up 19 yds. on two rushing plays, #30 picks up the 1st down with a 4 yd. run. Kennedy’s quarterback throws a pass that is intercepted in the end-zone by Einstein’s #24 Michael Frederick, which is called back due to a penalty, #33 and # 5 pick up a few yds. on the next plays, followed by #5 picking up a Cavaliers touchdown on a 6 yd. run, the extra point was blocked by Titans #75 Gil Reynolds. Score Titans 7-6. Titans start moving the ball down field with #3 Khalil Wilson rushing for no gain, then 17 yds. Titans #7 Joel Rufino rushes 44 yds. for a touchdown, #75 Gil Reynolds kicks the extra point and the score is Einstein 14-6.
Starting the 2nd qtr., Cavaliers #2 scrambles across both sides of the field and only nets 1 yd., #2 passes to #15 for 17 yds. then 15 yds. #5 and #33 each pick up a few yards, #2 passes to #4 for a 7 yd. gain, #30 picks up 2 yds. rushing, #5 picks up 5 yds. rushing and #4 gains 12 yds. Kennedy is moving the ball pretty good now and get down to the goal-line, come up with a 4th and 6 and throw an incomplete pass, Einstein’s ball on their own 6 yard line. They complete 2 plays for a short gain before halftime.
Cavaliers start out the 3rd qtr. and go to a 4th and 22 and punt with a net of 30 yds. Titans moving at a steady pace, #3 Khalil Wilson picks a few up followed by #7 Joel Rufino with a 4 yd. gain, #3 Khalil Wilson picks up 20 yds. followed by a no gain rush, then a 25 yd. touchdown run, #75 Gil Reynolds kicks the extra point which is no good score is Einstein 20-6. Cavaliers #7 picks up about 20 yds. on the kick off, #2 passes to #7 for 25 yd. gain, #2 does a keeper and nets a few yds. followed by a no gain, and a pass to #4 for 23 yds. #2 score a touchdown on a 6 yd. keeper, Cavaliers go for two and does not get it, score 20-12. The Titans return the kick off for a 10 yds. followed by #3 Khalil Wilson rushing on the next several plays, picking up 24 yds. #10 Roy Russell IV does a short toss to #3 Khalil Wilson and is a little high and can not keep his hands on it, for a loss of 16 yds. Titans recover it.
4th Qtr. Titans come to a 4th and 7, they decide to go for it and throw an incomplete pass, Cavaliers take over on the own 2 yard line, over the next few plays #5 picks up about 20 yds. rushing, #2 passes to #33 for a 13 yd. gain, again another pass from #2 to #7 for a 22 yd. touchdown, #2 attempts a 2 point conversion and comes up short. Score Titans 20-18, Over the next several sets of downs, both teams moved the ball some, but could get near the end-zone or score.
Final Score Einstein HS 20 Kennedy HS 18
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