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Vote for David Keogh – Kennedy’s Heart of a Giant!

David KeoghThe Heart of a Giant program, sponsored by USA Football and the Hospital for Special Surgery, recognizes and rewards Tri-State area (NY, NJ, CT) high school football players who demonstrate unparalleled work ethic and passion for the game.  Our own Kennedy Junior QB David Keogh has been selected as a week 1 nominee and is competing against 9 other players for on-line votes and the opportunity to go own to the next level of the competition.  The grand prize winner is recognized on the field at a home Giants game and receives $5,000 in sports equipment for his high school.

We need everyone to vote for David as often as you can through November 11th.  Share this link with others willing to vote.

Click here, select Week 1 and scroll to the bottom for David’s picture to submit your vote.

Vote 1 time every day on each device (e.g., phone, ipad, laptop, etc.)

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Two Kennedy football players named All-League

Kennedy Catholic seniors Tucker Clair and Jimmy Longest were both named to the New York Catholic High School Football League All-League team. Clair (running back/defensive back) and Longest (center/defensive tackle) were both team captains.

Congratulations Tucker and Jimmy!

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Gaels hand out awards at Fall Athletic Dinner

Kennedy Catholic had its Fall Athletic Dinner at Colonial Terrace last night (Nov. 20) and handed out a number of awards to its varsity teams.

For the city champion volleyball team, Kelly Gallagher and Katelynn Ryan were named team co-MVPs. Danielle Kralik received the Patricia Maurer Sportsmanship Award.

In girls soccer, Kerry Brosnan was dubbed team MVP, while Tara Heslin-Scott earned the Sportsmanship Award.

Michael Donnelly was selected as the MVP for the boys soccer squad. Chris Mulholland received the Sportsmanship Award.

In cross country, Robert Kastberg claimed both awards as he was named the team MVP and took home the Sportsmanship Award.

Tucker Clair earned the sportsmanship award for the varsity football team.

Julia Bauer garnered team MVP for the field hockey squad, while Lauren Costello collected the Sportsmanship Award.

For the cheerleading team, Jillian Lepore earned MVP and Dana Kelly brought home the Sportsmanship Award.

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Gaels battle but fall to Spellman on gridiron

The Kennedy Catholic varsity football team fought until the final whistle, but came up on the short end in a 14-6 setback against host Cardinal Spellman on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Late in the fourth quarter, the Gaels made it down to the Pilots’ 10-yard line after a perfect 40-yard sideline pass from sophomore quarterback David Keogh to senior Sam Forte. Kennedy was unable to capitalize, however, and turned the ball over on downs.

The Gaels led 6-0 at halftime after senior Ryan Podlovits’ nine-yard touchdown run with 4:54 left in the second quarter.

Spellman took a 7-6 lead with 4:06 remaining in the third quarter and then added on to its lead when they scored on a 50-yard counter on third down with just 2:33 left in the game.

Despite the loss, Kennedy head coach Ted Florio is pleased with the progress he’s seen in his Gaels.

“I’m proud of the improvement week to week in all three phases,” Florio said. “We still need to execute more consistently.”

Senior captain Tucker Clair paced the Gaels on the ground, gaining 85 yards on 13 carries. He also led the defense, totaling six solo tackles and an interception.

Keogh went 5 for 9 passing for 93 yards and also rushed for 52 yards on the ground on just four carries. Podlovits picked up 47 yards rushing on nine carries.

Sophomore Ryan Joyce caught one pass for 30 yards and fellow sophomore Garrett Lynch caught two passes for 15 yards.

Other contributors on the defensive side were Podlovits and senior captain Jimmy Longest, who both had five solo tackles. Sophomore Liam McManus and freshman Henry Flocco each tallied four solo tackles.

Kennedy returns to the field when it hosts Xaverian for a 3:30 p.m. contest on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Said Florio: “The growing pains we are experiencing now will be of great benefit in the future.”

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Kennedy Football Falls to Kellenberg

Kennedy Catholic dropped to 0-3 after suffering a loss at the hands of Kellenberg Memorial High School. The Gaels at times look good, however, their youth was exposed in the first half. The seniors did a great job keeping the team focused during times of adversity. The Gaels are on the road at Cardinal Spellman this Saturday where they look to keep improving under the new system!

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Kennedy Football Homecoming Game Review

The Gaels dropped a heart breaker in their home opener against Nazareth High School. Kennedy Catholic dominated in Time of Possession as the offense moved the ball extremely well. Tucker Clair kicked a 30 yard field goal on the opening drive that took 10:09 seconds. David Keogh added a late touchdown in defeat as Nazareth won 22-10. The Gaels will host Kellenberg High School next Sunday at 1:30 pm.



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Kennedy Football Season Opener

In a defensive battle, Kennedy Catholic dropped their season opener to the Bayhawks of Saint Dominic’s High School. The Gaels were up 7-0 at halftime on a James Wieder touchdown but could not hold the lead in the 3rd Quarter. The young Gaels matched up evenly with Saint Dom’s, however, they could not find the end zone on their final possession. Jimmy Longest was named NYCHSFL OL/DL Player of the Week playing in all 114 snaps, recording 7 Tackles (3 Tackles for a loss).


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Kennedy’s Jimmy Longest named NYCHSFL Player of the Week

Jimmy Longest was named NYCHSFL Player of the Week for Saint Dominic’s game.

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Kennedy Football Kicks Off Season

The football team officially kicked their football season off by traveling to Bayville, Long Island to play St. Dominic’s.

The team played well together, but experienced a tough loss of 8-7.
Defense was led by seniors, Tucker Clair, Jimmy Longest and sophomore Liam McManus.
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