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September 30, 2009 > Kennedy football: Commit not to quit

Kennedy football: Commit not to quit

By Idorenyin Uto-Uko

John F. Kennedy football entered the game against De Anza looking to even its record of 1-2 and end it's preseason on a positive note. They accomplished both tasks as they manhandled De Anza of Richmond, 50-0, at Tak Fundetta Memorial Stadium.

"De Anza is an explosive team. We are just looking to contain them," said Kennedy Head Coach Pete Michaletos prior to the game. Michaletos' Titans simply extinguished the explosive team as they were able to produce 385 yards of total offense on the visiting Dons who were searching for their first win of the season.

In the game, sophomore running back Issac Cortez would rush for 105 yards. But it was senior running back Paco Prodigue who would steal the night away as he was rush for 208 yards and five touchdowns.

Prodigue gained big yardage nearly every time he had the ball. "Paco played great for us. We tried a few trick plays with him and it worked," said Michaletos.

The modest Michealetos has an annual motto of "Commit not to Quit." His team started the season off with a tough loss to Daugherty Valley on September 11, 20-21. But they have used that commitment not to quit against De Anza and hope to use the same motto and when league play starts.

"Each year we have our quote. This year is: On the line in '09," said Michaletos. Last year the squad's quote was: "Great in '08." The Titans finished of the year 6-6 and went to the North Coast Section playoffs

Kennedy will continue to put things on the line this Saturday, October 3, as it will face a tough Newark Memorial at Tak Stadium at 7 p.m.

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