Team Info & Resources

Head Coaches:

Dion Lambert 2006 - Current

We Compete and Practice on the John L. Haynes Field

John F. Kennedy High School

Student-Athlete Resources:

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Recent Players: Graduation Year
2011 Johnathan Williams - Running Back
2011 Albert Maffei - Offensive Line
2011 Esteban De Alba - Defensive Line     COC 2011
2011 Richard Townsell - DB                         GCC 2011
2010 Marcuss Anderson - DB                        LAVC 2011
2010 Danny McDaniels, Jr.                            LAVC 2011
2010 Paul Lane - Wide Receiver                  LAVC 2010
2010 Eric Arredondo - Wide Receiver          PC 2010
2010 Michael Farias - Linebacker
2009 Vito Maffei - Linebacker               Northwestern College 2010-11
2009 Jonathon Tinajero - Safety     PC 2010    Sterling College 2011
2009 Marduk Cano - Kicker                             PC 2010 
2009 Chris Fierro - Defensive Back

2007 Justin Reeves - Wide Receiver        Midwestern State 2010
2006 Cedrick Reeves: DL
2006 Devoil Hicks: RB
2006 Patrick Shaw: DL
2005 Eric Garcia: LB
2005 Efrain Lopez: LB

2002 Robert Garcia: DT , UCLA

2000 Lloyd Wilson:   Cerritos College (2000-01)

Past Players

1996 Walking Bailey: DB
1991 Sergio Loera: OL
1991 Ontiwaun Carter: RB University of Arizona
1991 Elijah Raphael: RB
1988 Dion Lambert: DB, UCLA, NFL 1992-95
1988 Mark McMillian: SS, Glendale, Alabama, NFL 1992-99
1987 Bill Schultz: G, USC, NFL 1990-97
1987 Ron Hardy: SS, Oregon
1986 Mike Pringle: RB, CSU Fullerton, CFL 1990-05 
1986 Ron Simmons: OL

1983 Jeff Bregel: G, USC, NFL 1987-89
1983 Jon Bauroth: P
1983 Maurice Taylor: DB
1983 Ken Ritter: TE
1983 James Boyd: LB
1983 Tony Detomaso: OL
1983 Darrell McIniyre: LB
1982 Mike Phillips:
1979 Tom Ramsey: QB, UCLA, USFL/NFL 1983-89

Notable Players:

Rashied Davis 

Dion Lambert (born February 12, 1969) 

Mark D. McMillian (born April 29, 1970) As a cornerback, played in the National Football League from 1992–1999. He played for the Philadelphia EaglesNew Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, and Washington Redskins. He led the league in interception yards in 1997 with 274. His nickname was Mighty Mouse, because of his 5-7 height and high vertical leap.

McMillian is a graduate of Kennedy High school in Granada Hills, California where he only started playing organized football in his senior year.  Now at Junior Rank

William N. "Bill" Schultz (born May 1, 1967) Offensive lineman who played professionally in the National Football League. Schultz prepped at Kennedy High School in Granada Hills. Schultz played his first 2 years for Glendale Community College (California). Schultz was a fourth-round draft choice from the University of Southern California in the 1990 NFL Draft. Schultz played for the Indianapolis Colts (1990–1993), Houston Oilers (1994), Denver Broncos (1995), Chicago Bears (1997)

Mike Pringle (born October 1, 1967 As a running back, he had a highly successful career in the Canadian Football League (CFL), during which he set or tied almost every significant league records for the position. Elected to the CFL Hall of Fame in 2008.  He played college football for the California State University, Fullerton Titans and was twice signed by National Football League (NFL) teams, though he never played a game in the American league.

Jeff Bregel, OG, 6-4, 280, Granada Hills (Kennedy), #79

2-time (1985-86) consensus All-American...1983-84-85-86 letterman...USC was 26-20-1 in his career...USC was 10th in the final AP poll in 1984...Played in the 1985 Rose Bowl, 1985 Aloha Bowl and 1987 Citrus Bowl...USC captain in 1986...Won the Pac-10 Morris Trophy (offense) in 1985...Was a 2-time All-Conference first teamer (1985-86)...Won USC’s Player of the Game versus Notre Dame Award in 1985...Won USC’s Football Alumni Club Award (highest grade point average) in 1986...Played in the 1986 East-West Shrine Game...Was a 2-time (1985-86) Playboy Pre-Season All-American...Recipient of NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship in 1986...Was a 1986 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete...Was a 1986 Academic All-American first teamer...Was drafted in the second round of the 1987 NFL draft by the 49ers and played for the 49ers (1987-89)...Born 5-1-64 in Redondo Beach, California.  

Tom Ramsey (born July 9, 1961 in Encino, California) was a former professional American football quarterback, who played four seasons in the NFL for the New England Patriots. Earlier he played for the Los Angeles Express and the Oakland Invaders of the USFL.

Ramsey graduated from Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, Calif., in 1979. When Ramsey was quarterback for Kennedy, the quarterback at rival high school Granada Hills was John Elway.

At UCLA, he played an outstanding Rose Bowl game in 1983 and was awarded the game MVP along with Don Rogers. In 2007, Ramsey was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Oh, Cougars fight with all your might as we meet on the field. 
Their team can not hold our Brown and Gold, and we will never yield. 
Our spirit's bright; our cause is right; our goal is victory. 
We'll win the game and earn our fame; fight on for Kennedy!


Hail to thee, oh Kennedy; Hail to thee, oh Brown and Gold, 
Hail to those who made you so brave and mighty; strong and bold. For we know that you are best; strive to win at every test. 
We are loyal to you, Kennedy; for we love you, Kennedy.

Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce Trophy

2012 - Friday, September 14 @ 7:00 PM at Kennedy
2011  Granada 28-0
2010 Kennedy 26-23   A trophy dash for Kennedy over GH
2009 Kennedy 21-13   Kennedy, Granada Hills renew rivalry
2008 Kennedy 27-12
2007 Kennedy 34-19
2005 Kennedy 23-0     DOMINATES IN VICTORY
2004 Granada Hills 33-21
2003 Granada Hills 27-0
2002 Granada Hills 10-9
2001 Granada Hills 17-12
2000 Kennedy 40-28    ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
1999 Granada Hills 14-6
1998 Granada Hills 16-13    NEIGHBORS WILL BATTLE FOR TROPHY
1997 Kennedy 31-14              CITY SECTION: November 1st
1996 Kennedy 48-22
1995 Kennedy 47-0
1994 Granada Hills 7-6        Kennedy Foiled By PAT Miss   October 01
1993 Kennedy 40-21
1992 Kennedy 14-0        

Kennedy Stuns Granada Hills  

October 17
1991 Kennedy 14-12
1990 Granada Hills 21-0
1989 Granada Hills 17-0
1988 Granada Hills 21-0
1987 Granada Hills 33-9
1986         TIE 7-7
1985 Granada Hills 21-14     Kennedy vs. Granada Hills  October 25 
1984 Granada Hills 28-27
1983 Granada Hills 20-16 
1982 Kennedy 19-17            Videos: 1st Half  & 2nd Half
1981 Kennedy 7-2 
1980 Granada Hills 20-14 
1979 Kennedy 15-14 
1978 Granada Hills 21-14 
1977 Granada Hills 28-13
1976 Kennedy 28-22 
1975 Kennedy 22-12 
1974 Granada Hills 25-9 


1975Mid Valley League Champions
1977Mid Valley League Champions
1984Mid Valley League Champions
1986Mid Valley League Champions
1991Northwest Valley Conference Champions
1995Northwest Valley Conference Champions
1999Valley Mission League Tri-Champions
2006Valley Mission League Co-Champions

Recent Past Records & Playoffs

2003     2 - 8
2004     3 - 8    L- South Gate 19-13
2005     9 - 2    L- Fairfax 30-20
2006     4 - 6    L- Narbonne 41-0
2007     4 - 7    L- Birmingham 60-0
2008     3 - 7 
2009     6 - 4
2010     5 - 6    L - Garfield 42-14
2011     2 - 8

1972 (3-5)
0-32 Hunt. Park
6-28 No. Hollywood
0-6 Hollywood
27-0 Grant
0-14 Sylmar
34-24 Fairfax
18-6 Verdugo Hills
46-68 L.A. Baptist

1996  Golden Cougars (7-3, 6-1)
Sep 13    19 Quartz Hill 26
Sep 20    -Carson
Sep 27    -at North Hollywood
Oct 4      -*Birmingham
Oct 11    -*at Cleveland
Oct 18    -*Chatsworth
Oct 25    -*El Camino Real
Nov 1     -*at Taft
Nov 8      48 - 22 *Granada Hills
Nov 15    *at San Fernando (49-16)
Nov 22    at Palisades 21 Kennedy 23 
    Ramiro Esqueda kicked a 30-yard field goal with 3:22 to play to give the Golden             Cougars (8-3) an upset victory at Palisades (8-3).

Kennedy [John F.] (Granada Hills, CA)  (Size: 1)
09/07 Inglewood (CA)10-322.6Ocean (Southern)102Lost, 14-8
09/21 Carson (CA)9-224.3Marine 1Lost, 35-9
09/28 Taft [William Howard] (Woodland Hills, CA)10-326.4West Valley 1Lost, 51-19
10/05 Granada Hills (CA)6-412West Valley 1Lost, 17-12
10/12 Sylmar (CA)8-313.1Valley Mission 1Lost, 21-14
10/19 Van Nuys (CA)0-9-28.9Valley Mission 1Won, 47-6
10/26 Reseda (CA)1-8-17.2Valley Mission 2Won, 49-0
11/02 San Fernando (CA)7-55.6Valley Mission 1Won, 28-27
11/09 Monroe [James] (North Hills, CA)3-6-6.1Valley Mission 1Won, 7-6
11/16 Garfield [James A.] (Los Angeles, CA)
City Invitational Division Playoffs
4-6-4.6Eastern 1Won, 41-16
11/23 Belmont (Los Angeles, CA)
City Invitational Division Playoffs
7-4-2.1Northern 1Won, 42-6
11/30 Venice (Los Angeles, CA)
City Invitational Division Playoffs
8-410.4Western 1Won, 39-27
12/07 Narbonne [Nathaniel] (Harbor City, CA)
City Invitational Division Championship
8-517.9Marine 1Lost, 41-13

Kennedy [John F.] (Granada Hills, CA)
DateLocationOpponentRecordRating2001 Record2001 RatingLeagueDivisionSizeResult (Time)
09/12Coleman Stadium (Inglewood)Inglewood (CA)5-56.710-322.6Bay (Southern)32Lost, 46-8
09/20HomePalmdale (CA)11-2239-420.1Golden (Southern)31Lost, 36-15
09/27RoadCarson (CA)8-323.29-224.3Marine 1Lost, 30-6
10/04RoadTaft [William Howard] (Woodland Hills, CA)13-134.210-326.4West Valley 1Lost, 35-0
10/11HomeGranada Hills (CA)9-511.66-412West Valley 1Lost, 10-6
10/18HomeVan Nuys (CA)3-7-13.90-9-28.9Valley Mission 1Lost, 14-12
10/25RoadReseda (CA)4-7-10.31-8-17.2Valley Mission 2Lost, 20-12
11/01RoadSan Fernando (CA)4-6-7.37-55.6Valley Mission 1Lost, 20-12
11/08HomeMonroe [James] (North Hills, CA)3-7-1-123-6-6.1Valley Mission 1Lost, 18-8
11/15RoadSylmar (CA)8-37.98-313.1Valley Mission 1Lost, 24-14

Kennedy (Granada Hills, CA)
(Enrollment: 1851, Colors: Gold/Brown/White
DateLocationOpponentRecordRating2002 Record2002 RatingLeagueDivisionResult (Time)
Fri 09/12RoadCleveland (Reseda, CA)5-62.50-09.8West Valley Lost, 43-8
Fri 09/19RoadPalmdale (CA)12-233.60-030.1Golden (Southern)IIILost, 58-0
Thu 09/25RoadChatsworth (CA)3-7-3.70-0-11.4West Valley Lost, 28-23
Fri 10/03Kennedy (Granada Hills)Taft (Woodland Hills, CA)5-6100-022.6West Valley Lost, 25-7
Fri 10/10RoadGranada Hills (CA)9-320.10-0-1.7West Valley Lost, 27-0
Fri 10/17Kennedy (Granada Hills)Reseda (CA)*2-8-140-00.8Valley Mission Won, 27-13
Fri 10/24Kennedy (Granada Hills)San Fernando (CA)*2-8-16.60-00Valley Mission Lost, 17-7
Mon 11/03RoadMonroe (North Hills, CA)*6-5-4.90-0-26Valley Mission Lost, 14-0
Fri 11/07Kennedy (Granada Hills)Sylmar (CA)*9-3-115.20-09.2Valley Mission Lost, 41-14
Fri 11/14RoadVan Nuys (CA)*0-9-1-29.30-0-27.3Valley Mission Won, 35-0

Kennedy (Granada Hills, CA)
(Enrollment: 3019, Colors: Gold/Brown/White
DateLocationOpponentRecordRating2003 Record2003 RatingLeagueDivisionResult (Time)
Fri 09/10HomeCleveland (Reseda, CA)7-44.75-62.5West Valley Lost, 28-19
Fri 09/17HomePalmdale (CA)8-326.312-233.6Golden (Southern)IIILost, 30-0
Thu 09/23HomeChatsworth (CA)8-316.63-7-3.7West Valley Lost, 29-28
Fri 10/01RoadEl Camino Real (Woodland Hills, CA)4-628-59.3West Valley Lost, 19-12
Fri 10/08HomeGranada Hills (CA)2-8-4.89-320.1West Valley Lost, 33-21
Fri 10/15RoadSan Fernando (CA)*6-52.22-8-16.6Valley Mission Lost, 37-26
Fri 10/22HomeMonroe (North Hills, CA)*5-5-2.86-5-4.9Valley Mission Lost, 28-7
Fri 10/29RoadSylmar (CA)*9-314.99-3-115.2Valley Mission Won, 20-7
Fri 11/05HomeVan Nuys (CA)*1-9-27.70-9-1-29.3Valley Mission Won, 47-7
Fri 11/12RoadReseda (CA)*2-8-17.92-8-14Valley Mission Won, 27-0
Thu 11/18HomeSouth Gate (CA)
City Invitational Division Playoffs
8-63.87-50Eastern Lost, 19-13

Kennedy [John F.] (Granada Hills, CA)
(Coach: Bob Francola, Colors: Gold/Brown/White, Nickname: Cougars, Address: 11254 Gothic Ave)
DateLocationOpponentRecordRating2004 Record2004 RatingLeagueDivisionResult (Time)
09/09HomeVerdugo Hills (Tujunga, CA)7-34.34-7-14Sunset Six Won, 37-6
09/16RoadPalmdale (CA)5-615.98-326.3Golden (Southern)IIIWon, 36-34
09/23RoadChatsworth (CA)4-76.58-316.6West Valley Won, 18-11
10/03HomeEl Camino Real (Woodland Hills, CA)5-8104-62West Valley Won, 20-14
10/07RoadGranada Hills (CA)4-60.22-8-4.8West Valley Won, 23-0
10/14RoadMonroe [James] (North Hills, CA)*2-8-13.95-5-2.8Valley Mission Won, 17-12
10/21HomeSylmar (CA)*12-130.29-314.9Valley Mission Lost, 28-7
10/28RoadVan Nuys (CA)*1-9-19.61-9-27.7Valley Mission Won, 42-3
11/04HomeReseda (CA)*3-7-10.12-8-17.9Valley Mission Won, 20-0
11/10HomeSan Fernando (CA)*1-82.36-52.2Valley Mission Won, 28-20
11/17RoadFairfax (Los Angeles, CA)
City Championship Division Playoffs
9-318.59-514.9Western Lost, 30-20

Kennedy (Granada Hills, CA)
(Division: City Championship, Enrollment: 3372, Coach: Dion Lambert, On Campus Stadium: lighted, Colors: Gold/Brown/White, Nickname: Cougars, Address: 11254 Gothic Ave)
DateLocationOpponentRecordRating2005 Record2005 RatingLeagueDivisionResult (Time)
Fri 09/08RoadVerdugo Hills (Tujunga, CA)12-1147-34.3Sunset SixInvitationalLost, 27-2
Fri 09/15HomePalmdale (CA)9-218.85-615.9Golden (Southern)Western (III)Lost, 14-9
Thu 09/21RoadTaft (Woodland Hills, CA)6-513.913-142.7West ValleyCity ChampionshipLost, 17-0
Fri 09/29HomeChatsworth (CA)7-412.94-76.5West ValleyCity ChampionshipLost, 37-25
Fri 10/06HomeGranada Hills (CA)5-604-60.2West ValleyCity ChampionshipWon, 28-24
Fri 10/13RoadSylmar (CA)*3-5-3.712-130.2Valley MissionCity ChampionshipWon, 14-0
Fri 10/27RoadReseda (CA)*6-42.73-7-10.1Valley MissionInvitationalWon, 40-13
Fri 11/03RoadSan Fernando (CA)*7-310.21-82.3Valley MissionCity ChampionshipLost, 32-14
Thu 11/09HomeMonroe (North Hills, CA)*2-8-10.52-8-13.9Valley MissionInvitationalWon, 35-6
Thu 11/16RoadNarbonne (Harbor City, CA)
City Championship Playoffs
7-518.36-517.9MarineCity ChampionshipLost, 41-0

Kennedy (Granada Hills, CA)
(Division: City Championship, Enrollment: 3335, Coach: Dion Lambert, On Campus Stadium: lighted, Colors: Gold/Brown/White, Nickname: Cougars, Address: 11254 Gothic Ave)
DateLocationOpponentRecordRating2006 Record2006 RatingLeagueDivisionResult (Time)
Fri 09/07HomeCrespi (Encino, CA)11-357.16-539.1Serra (Southern)Pac-5 (I)Lost, 48-0
Fri 09/14RoadPalmdale (CA)12-2339-218.8Golden (Southern)Western (III)Lost, 49-0
Thu 09/20HomeTaft (Woodland Hills, CA)8-424.36-513.9West ValleyCity ChampionshipLost, 20-13
Fri 09/28RoadChatsworth (CA)6-587-412.9West ValleyCity ChampionshipLost, 20-6
Fri 10/05RoadGranada Hills (CA)4-60.95-60West ValleyCity ChampionshipWon, 34-19
Fri 10/12RoadPanorama (Panorama City, CA)*3-7-22  Valley MissionInvitationalWon, 25-0
Fri 10/19HomeReseda (CA)*6-5-5.86-42.7Valley MissionInvitationalWon, 47-37
Fri 10/26HomeSan Fernando (CA)*7-410.97-310.2Valley MissionCity ChampionshipLost, 27-7
Fri 11/02RoadMonroe (North Hills, CA)*7-4-1.62-8-10.5Valley MissionInvitationalWon, 20-6
Fri 11/09HomeSylmar (CA)*6-52.33-5-3.7Valley MissionCity ChampionshipLost, 31-16
Thu 11/15RoadBirmingham (Van Nuys, CA)
City Championship Playoffs
13-155.711-341.9West ValleyCity ChampionshipLost, 60-0

2008   PREVIEW
Kennedy (Granada Hills, CA)
(Division: City Championship, Enrollment: 3028, Coach: Dion Lambert, On Campus Stadium: lighted, Colors: Gold/Brown/White, Nickname: Cougars, Address: 11254 Gothic Ave)
DateLocationOpponentRecordRating2007 Record2007 RatingLeagueDivisionResult (Time)
Thu 09/11RoadAlemany (Mission Hills, CA)11-240.38-430.1Mission (Southern)Western (III)Lost, 53-6
Fri 09/19HomePalmdale (CA)11-237.112-233Golden (Southern)Western (III)Lost, 55-19
Fri 09/26HomeCompton (CA)7-334.78-327.7Moore (Southern)Pac-5 (I)Lost, 59-12
Fri 10/03HomeChatsworth (CA)4-64.46-58West ValleyCity ChampionshipLost, 47-7
Fri 10/10HomeGranada Hills (CA)1-9-124-60.9West ValleyCity ChampionshipWon, 27-12
Fri 10/17Birmingham (Van Nuys, CA)Reseda (CA)*4-7-5.66-5-5.8Valley MissionInvitationalLost, 20-12
Fri 10/24RoadSan Fernando (CA)*8-413.67-410.9Valley MissionCity ChampionshipLost, 28-6
Thu 10/30HomeMonroe (North Hills, CA)*3-7-177-4-1.6Valley MissionInvitationalWon, 39-6
Fri 11/07RoadSylmar (CA)*7-411.76-52.3Valley MissionCity ChampionshipLost, 27-7
Fri 11/14HomePanorama (Panorama City, CA)*2-8-18.33-7-22Valley MissionInvitationalWon, 26-7

Oct 18     San Fernando 7 at Kennedy 2
Kennedy [John F.] (Granada Hills, CA)
(Division: I, Enrollment: 3124, Coach: Dion Lambert, On Campus Stadium: lighted, Colors: Gold/Brown/White, Nickname: Cougars, Address: 11254 Gothic Ave)
DateLocationOpponentRecordRating2008 Record2008 RatingLeagueDivisionResult (Time)
Fri 09/11HomeAlemany (Mission Hills, CA)10-444.411-240.3Mission (Southern)Western (III)Lost, 40-14
Fri 09/18RoadPalmdale (CA)10-331.711-237.1Golden (Southern)Western (III)Lost, 45-13
Fri 09/25HomeUniversity (Los Angeles, CA)0-10-81-9-12.9WesternIIWon, 13-0
Fri 10/02RoadChatsworth (CA)2-8-5.24-64.4West ValleyIWon, 19-0
Fri 10/09RoadGranada Hills (CA)2-8-7.91-9-12West ValleyIWon, 21-13
Fri 10/16HomeSan Fernando (CA)*3-78.28-413.6Valley MissionILost, 7-2
Fri 10/23RoadMonroe (North Hills, CA)*1-9-21.53-7-17Valley MissionIIWon, 23-0
Fri 10/30HomeSylmar (CA)*6-511.17-411.7Valley MissionIWon, 19-17
Fri 11/06RoadPanorama (Panorama City, CA)*5-62.12-8-18.3Valley MissionIILost, 3-0
Fri 11/13HomeReseda (CA)*5-6-1.94-7-5.6Valley MissionIIWon, 20-19 (ot)

Kennedy (Granada Hills, CA)
(Division: I, Enrollment: 3124, Coach: Dion Lambert, On Campus Stadium: lighted, Colors: Brown/Gold/White, Nickname: Cougars, Address: 11254 Gothic Ave)
DateLocationOpponentRecordRating2009 Record2009 RatingLeagueDivisionResult (Time)
Thu 09/09HomeServite (Anaheim, CA)14-167.914-168.6Trinity (Southern)Pac-5 (I)Lost, 48-7
Fri 09/17HomePalmdale (CA)7-420.410-331.7Golden (Southern)Northern (III)Lost, 14-10
Fri 09/24HomeUniversity (Los Angeles, CA)0-9-19.30-10-8WesternIIWon, 36-13
Fri 10/01HomeVan Nuys (CA)*3-7-15.62-8-25.5Valley MissionIIWon, 27-14
Fri 10/08HomeGranada Hills (CA)4-75.22-8-7.9West ValleyIWon, 26-23
Fri 10/15RoadReseda (CA)*10-115.85-6-1.9Valley MissionIILost, 37-14
Fri 10/22RoadSylmar (CA)*5-64.96-511.1Valley MissionILost, 21-20
Fri 10/29HomeCanoga Park (CA)*6-41.57-3-7.3Valley MissionIIWon, 35-21
Fri 11/05HomePanorama (Panorama City, CA)*6-613.15-62.1Valley MissionIILost, 43-41
Fri 11/12RoadSan Fernando (CA)*3-7-6.33-78.2Valley MissionIWon, 35-7
Fri 11/19RoadGarfield (Los Angeles, CA)
I Playoffs
7-520.75-65.9EasternILost, 42-14

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