Jake Tedesco Has The Magic Touch For Mary Star High Football

Whenever the 2012 Mary Star High football team needed a big play, they didn't have to look far.

Senior RB/DB Jake Tedesco would seemingly make a play from out of nowhere to excite the Stars' fans and also light a fire within his teammates.

On one day, it could be a spectacular interception. On another, a game-winning touchdown catch. And just maybe on another day, it could be a long kickoff return.

Whatever it took to get the job done, Tedesco was certainly the man for that dubious task.

Mary Star shocked a lot of people, even some of their own fan base by improving from their dismal 0-10 season of 2011 by going 4-6, finishing with a 3-2 mark for third place in the Del Rey League, and a playoff birth in the CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division, and Tedesco played a prohibitive role in the sudden revival of the Stars.

In fact, it was Tedesco who made the game-winning touchdown against Verbum Dei off a 44-yard touchdown pass from Jeremy Atencio with under two-minutes left for a 20-19 Stars win that ended their 15-game losing streak on September 28 at Los Angeles Southwest College.

Tedesco, who missed two games after suffering a concussion in their season opening 46-0 loss to Aquinas of San Bernandino on August 31, would finish with 276 yards rushing on 52 carries and two touchdowns, while also catching 15 passes for 231 yards and three more touchdowns. Tedesco also had two interceptions on defense and was a major threat on special teams, returning 16 kickoffs for 502 yards, including a 99-yard kickoff return touchdown in the Stars' 54-17 loss to Gladstone of Covina in the CIF-SS Northwest Division first round.

Another great athlete in San Pedro, Tedesco, and All-Del Rey League first team selection, also plays on the soccer and baseball teams at Mary Star High, and is an excellent student.

Good times roll whenever Jake has the ball... don't blink, or he's headed to the house.

(Note: Photo courtesy of Ron Nunez)

Views: 214


You need to be a member of San Pedro News Pilot to add comments!

Join San Pedro News Pilot

San Pedro Weather

San Pedro News Pilot by email - sign up!

Delivered by FeedBurner

What is the SanPedroNewsPilot.com?

The SanPedroNewsPilot.com is the social network and information outlet for San Pedro.

Want to keep up with the news in San Pedro, become a member.


Membership has its privileges!

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.
• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Got video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of the new storefront or the school play? Upload them.

Latest Activity

Profile Icon via Twitter
RT @LAWaterfront: Tonight is free #movienight! See you at Downtown Harbor at 6:30 p.m. Don't forget to bring a chair and snacks! #Zootopia
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
Yesterday, #PortofLA hosted our first ever environmental open house. #ICYMI, join us at the next one on November 18. https://t.co/ZV6PemM7K2
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet
Profile IconCentral San Pedro Neighborhood Council
Profile Icon via Twitter
The former C Street exit on the Harbor Freeway (I-110) is now named Harry Bridges Blvd. Have you used the new freeway ramps yet? #Wilmington
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
San Pedro Bay is home to the nation’s largest port complex and millions of plants and animals living in a rich, pro… https://t.co/PkO6UjlNNx
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet
Dawn Clark-Johnson posted an event

Antonio Sacre is "The Storyteller" at Institute of Musical Arts

November 12, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
We are so excited, and ready to laugh out loud, because Storyteller Antonio Sacre is returning to the IMA for the third year with his new show, “The Storyteller”. Born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish-American mother, Antonio's hilarious stories are drawn from growing up bilingual and bicultural as a Cuban-Irish-American. With humor, (he calls himself a Leprechauno), he blends two cultures and four unbelievable stories into one compelling narrative about what it means to be paid to "lie"…See More
Profile Icon via Twitter
Don't miss #PortofLA's first environmental open house at @CRAFTEDportla this evening. Doors open at 5 p.m. All are… https://t.co/ioJr45uA4q
TwitterThursday · Reply · Retweet
Profile Icon via Twitter
Check out the October 20, 2016 edition of our eNewsletter Currents. Click to subscribe! https://t.co/RoU662bHF1
TwitterThursday · Reply · Retweet

© 2016   Created by San Pedro News Pilot.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service