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Firestone football team wins City Series title

By mikeb Published: October 20, 2007

The Firestone football team defeated host Kenmore 44-0 Saturday afternoon.

The victory allowed Firestone (7-2, 6-0) to clinch their first outright City Series football championship after sharing four City titles since the school opened in 1963 and began playing varsity football in 1964.

Firestone dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball with seniors DeAndre Tucker, Deshawn Cole, Jeffrey Brantley, Robert Trunck and Alex Paul standing out defensively with juniors Brandon Moore and Evan Robinson and sophomore Jeremy Brantley.

Juniors David Henderson, Max Henry and Richard Braucci compose the Falcons offensive line with Tucker and senior Ben White.

Falcons senior quarterback Trevor Kennedy led the offense with a rushing touchdown and two passing touchdowns to senior receiver Gray Franklin. Kennedy completed 9-of-19 passes for 133 yards and rushed for 26 yards on five carries.

Senior Ross Davis scored two touchdowns and gained 102 rushing yards on 18 carries in place of senior Darshawn Thomas, who was out with a minor injury.

Junior DeShawn Grice gained 58 yards on five carries and freshman Cody Grice scored a 23-yard touchdown. Junior Brian Lewis gained 25 yards on five carries and sophomore Ricky Powers rushed for 22 yards on four carries.

The Falcons defense forced the Cardinals (0-9, 0-5) into a safety. Falcons senior kicker Dominic Moore made all six extra point attempts.

The victory also allowed coach Tim Flossie to win a City Series football championship at three different schools: Central-Hower, Buchtel and Firestone. Flossie is a former standout quarterback at Garfield.

Firestone is currently No. 5 in the Division II Region 5 computer rankings with the top eight in each region making the playoffs. Firestone plays at Walsh Jesuit in Week 10. The Warriors are ranked second in the Division III Region 9 computer rankings.



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