Jerry McGee’s big-play night leads Reseda football to victory over Kennedy

Sometimes, when a football game is riddled with mistakes it’s about which team won’t be the last to make one. In Reseda’s case, it was about which team would be the last to force a mistake.

Reseda’s Jerry McGee made the final play of the night with an interception to stop Kennedy’s final drive in a 21-13 Valley Mission League victory at home Friday night.

McGee’s night was full of big plays as he tallied 137 yards receiving, including an 85-yard touchdown reception, and two interceptions.

“It seemed like everyone thought (Kennedy) was going to win because they’re 5-0, like we were the underdogs,” McGee said. “But we’re the Regents. I feel like nobody in league can compete with us. We’re not losing anymore.”

Reseda ballooned its one-point lead to 21-13 after Kameran Charles scored on an 8-yard run to the outside with 4:48 left in the game. A late Reseda fumble gave Kennedy a promising drive with less than two minutes left to potentially tie the game, but McGee’s interception sealed the win.

McGee had the quarter’s third interception, which led to an 85-yard touchdown reception from Avalos that gave Reseda a 14-7 lead at halftime.

Avalos found Skochinksi on a 3-yard touchdown play in the third to make it 14-13 after a missed PAT.

Avalos finished the night with 246 yards passing and two touchdowns. Skochinski tallied 101 yards receiving with the two scores.

“I’m proud of our guys,” Cassidy said. “I told them that after the game. We’ll get better from this. Now that we’ve seen speed, it won’t be as foreign to us.”

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