Rockets rally falls short despite early turnovers
By Manuel A. Carranza
When most teams go down 21-0 (14 off turnovers) in the first quarter, most teams would quit playing. The Kennedy Rockets are not one of those teams. Two touchdowns each by quarterback Blade Alvarado and Matthew Guzman helped the Rockets make a great comeback that ended when Medina Valley recovered an onside kick late it the fourth quarter and the Panthers held on for a 34-26 victory at Frank Mata Stadium on Friday night.
Alvarado got Kennedy on the board midway thru the second quarter on a one yard quarterback sneak. He got his second touchdown of the game in the third on another “QB sneak” in the third. Guzman got his first score on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Eric Lira early in the fourth. He also returned a Medina Valley kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth. Matthew Avalos accounted for a two-point conversion.
Kennedy goes on the road for the next two weeks where they will play at Floresville (October 11th) and at Southside (October 18th). There next home game will be on Friday, October 25th when they celebrate homecoming when they host McCollum at Mata Stadium. Kickoff is at 7pm.