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Kennedy High School hasn't been to the football playoffs since 1991, hasn't won at least a share of a league title since 1987. Coach Matt Costa and the Cougars enter week ten with a record of 8-1, behind seniors, quarterback Sean Allison and linebacker Ramar Crump. José Luis Villegas The Sacramento Bee
Kennedy High School hasn't been to the football playoffs since 1991, hasn't won at least a share of a league title since 1987. Coach Matt Costa and the Cougars enter week ten with a record of 8-1, behind seniors, quarterback Sean Allison and linebacker Ramar Crump. José Luis Villegas The Sacramento Bee
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Joe Davidson has covered sports for The Sacramento Bee since 1988. He's an award-winning authority on high school sports, specializing in going behind the scenes to report on what makes teams and athletes unique. Though Davidson has been accused of being a graduate of Del Oro, De La Salle, Elk Grove, Franklin, Grant, Granite Bay, Jesuit, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, St. Francis and many other local schools, he attended high school in Oregon, where he participated in football and track.

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