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     November 5, 2019      #70-309 KDJ

FOOTBALL: Kankakee rumbles past Notre Dame for

KANKAKEE — The last time Kankakee’s football team won a playoff game, current Kays quarterback Tyjuane Stewart was just beginning his educational path as a kindergartner. Head coach Derek Hart was in high school himself.

Margaret Landis

Stewart, now the junior signal-caller and Hart, the Kays’ freshman head coach, along with the bruising running of Mattias Clark and a just-as-bruising defensive effort led the Kays to their first playoff victory since 2008 on Saturday, a 30-23 home victory against Peoria Notre Dame.

Kaylie Sippel

The Kays improved to 9-1 on the season and advanced to the second round of the IHSA Class 5A playoffs and ended the Irish’s season at 6-4 in the process.

“In practice, we’ve been putting in the extra work and taking it more ...

Molly Kurtz
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Mason Schweizer