By Manuel A. Carranza
An all-around effort by the Kennedy Rockets on every side of the ball (offense/defense/special teams) led by Matthew Avalos two touchdown runs helped lead Kennedy to a 25-7 victory over the Pearsall Mavericks on Friday night at a rainy Mata Stadium.
Kennedy's Kevin Garduno 24 yard field goal opened the scoring mid-way through the first quarter. Matthew Avalos then scored on a four yard touchdown run in the second giving the Rockets a 10-0 halftime lead. The Rocket defense forced a safety in the third quarter recovering a fumble in the Pearsall end zone. Matthew Guzman returned a kick-off 77 yardsfor a touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter. Avalos then finished the scoring with a three yard touchdown run. Avalos ran for a total of 239 yards on the night.
With the win, the Rockets remain undefeated with a 3-0 record. They begin District 29-4A play this week when they travel to Uvalde. Kick-off is at 7pm.
Kennedy's next home game will be on Friday, October 4th when they host Medina Valley at Mata Stadium. Kick-off will be at 7pm.