A new football rivalry in West County has emerged as Kennedy High and Hercules High prepare to meet this Saturday in the quarter-final round of the North Coast Section Division IV playoffs.
The game is set to take place at 1 p.m. at Kennedy High at 4300 Cutting Blvd.
The Kennedy High Eagles (9-1) are enjoying a six-game win streak, with a defense that has allowed just 86 points, or 8.6 per game, according to community advocate Rodney Alamo Brown, who has reported regularly on the Eagles on his popular Facebook page.
In the first round of the playoffs on Saturday, the Eagles rolled over El Molino 42-10.
Meanwhile, the Titans (9-2) defeated Ygnacio Valley 55-21 in the first round. Earlier this year, Hercules lost a tight contest to the Eagles, 21-14, as recounted in the below video:
Kennedy High finished the season by capping its second straight TCAL Stone Champion, while Hercules finished as runner up in the division.
The winner of this Saturday’s budding rivalry game will advance to the semifinals of the NCS playoffs against Piedmont or Harker High.
Brown, a graduate of Kennedy High (and an apparent soothsayer), says the Eagles “should” defeat Hercules by 17 points. He projected the final score to be 34-17.
We’re betting the Titans beg to differ on that prediction.