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Bonnono, Kindell strong at St. Peter's

The former Tigard stars prove to be a solid passing combination for the Peacocks
by: St. Peter's College, PASSING FANCY — Scott Bonnono, who quarterbacked Tigard to the 2003 state championship, gets ready to throw a pass for St. Peter’s College.

JERSEY CITY, N.J - This Tigard High School football passing combination is alive and well.

It's thriving even though it's way over on the other side of the country.

Scott Bonnono, a 2004 Tigard High graduate, and Jaleel Kindell, a 2005 Tigard High graduate, have formed a potent passing combination for St. Peter's College, a Division IAA school located in Jersey City, N.J.

Kindell (5-foot-10, 165 pounds) is getting ready to start his sophomore season as a receiver for the Peacocks.

He took the team by storm last year as a true freshman.

Kindell, in his freshmen year at St. Peter's, led the team in receiving with 56 catches for 525 yards.

His 5.6 receptions a game topped all Division IAA freshmen in the nation.

The mark also placed him 27th in the country overall in the Division IAA rankings.

Bonnono (6-5, 200) will be beginning his junior season at quarterback at St. Peter's. Last year, as a sophomore, Bonnono completed 225 of 359 pass attempts for 2,303 yards and 16 touchdowns.

He ranked 35th in total offense in the Division IAA ranks and 31st in passing yards.

Last year, the Tigard connection was extremely efficient in a game against Salisbury University, played Oct. 22 in Salisbury, Md.

Less than four minutes into that game, Bonnono and Kindell connected for a 72-yard touchdown pass play. It was the biggest yardage-gaining play of the season for either former Tiger.

For the contest, Bonnono completed 28 of 46 pass attempts for 304 yards. Kindell had nine receptions for a season-high 114 yards.

The Peacocks open their 2006 season on Sept. 2 when they play Saint Francis College in a game to be played at Loretto, Pa.