Kensington ends football losing streak with victory over Future

Tears of joy were shed, hugs were exchanged, a coach got a Gatorade bath and the quarterback got carried off the field.

Kensington's 28-20 victory against High School of the Future on Thursday night came with all the trimmings.

After all, it was the team's first win in nearly two full seasons.

"We broke the streak," screamed senior lineman Dan Haskell in the Tigers' celebratory postgame huddle.

"This feels good," said coach Sean Ryan. "It's been a long time."

Kensington (1-3, 0-1) last won against Edison during the 2014 season, in which it did not play in the Public League.

"It felt good to get this off our back because we've thought we were better than some of the teams we lost to," said Ryan, who hoisted quarterback Isiah Gonzales off the field.

The key to Thursday's victory was the Tigers offensive line, led by Haskell, a senior who is about 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds. His twin brother, Ryan, also a senior, is another lineman.

"We have some beef," Ryan said. "The twin brothers set the tone. It's a matter of those guys believing in themselves."

The Tigers' girth helped produce 286 rushing yards. Nomar Figeroa led the team with 86 yards on five carries.

Future (0-5) played with fire early but appeared to lose some of its flame after senior Jerrell Bolger suffered a gruesome lower-leg injury that required an ambulance. The injury caused a delay of about 30 minutes just before halftime.

The Firebirds finished with 68 rushing yards and lost despite forcing four Kensington turnovers.

Reginal Cohen scored two rushing touchdowns for the Tigers.

Kensington 0 6 8 14 - 28

Future 8 6 0 6 - 20

F: Jimir Seagraves 6 run (Seagraves run)

F: Fareed Mizelle 48 fumble return (run failed)

K: Robert Andres 16 run (run failed)

K: Isiah Gonzales 8 run. (Reginal Cohen run)

K: Reginal Cohen 2 run (Andres run)

F: Tasheem Anderson 69 kick return (run failed)

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