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High School Football : Chino Slows Kennedy in 29-15 Victory

Bob Francola’s new hurry-up offense at Kennedy suffered a setback Thursday night at Chino when his team couldn’t protect its quarterback and, when it did, couldn’t hold onto the ball.

In the 29-15 loss to the Cowboys, Kennedy was in the game until Art Briones of Chino scored from 6 yards with 5:37 to play.

Kennedy (2-1) had problems offensively in the second half. Of the Golden Cougars’ five second-half possessions, they turned the ball over twice and were unable to protect quarterback Tony Smets on critical third and fourth downs. Kennedy managed just 42 second-half yards.

“With our offense we don’t want to use guys both ways,” Francola said. “In the first half we had to use our first-string offensive line in the defensive line.”

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Chino (2-1) took a 22-15 lead on a 12-yard scoring pass from Gary Goodwin (238 yards, 3 touchdowns) to Steve Cantrell with 6:51 left in the third quarter.

Despite being outgained, 241 yards to 161, and turning the ball over four times, Kennedy went into halftime tied, 15-15, thanks to a 10-yard touchdown pass from Smets to Billy Parra with 1:52 left.

Antiwaun Carter, who led Kennedy with 137 yards in 14 carries, scored the first points with a 42-yard touchdown run with 5:10 left in the first quarter.


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