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: 198

Tags: 2012, Football, High, Mary, Of, School, Sea, Star, The

Comment

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

Join San Pedro News Pilot

Call (323) 200-9052 to learn more or click here to send an email.

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 IconSan Pedro News Pilot via Facebook
Thumbnail

Markus Carlton, Guitarist at The Whale and Ale

sanpedronewspilot.com

Be of Good Cheer, Come Have a Beer - Live music, great food and drink at San Pedro's pretties restaurant.

Facebook7 hours ago · Reply
Marlene Bauman posted an event
Thumbnail

Markus Carlton, Guitarist at The Whale and Ale at The Whale and Ale, 327 W 7th St, San Pedro, CA 90731

December 20, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
"Be of Good Cheer, Come Have a Beer" - Live music, great food and drink at San Pedro's pretties restaurant.See More
8 hours ago
Lisa's event was featured
Thumbnail

Pick of the Vine: Season 13 THIS YEAR’S BEST SHORT PLAYS at Little Fish Theatre

January 9, 2015 at 8pm to February 14, 2015 at 10pm
Jan 9 – Feb14, Fri & Sat @8pm Sun Jan 18*, 25 & Feb 1 @ 2pm; Thu, Feb 5 & 12@ 8pmThis extremely popular presentation of 10 freshly chosen short plays returns for its thirteenth season.Directors: Cylan Brown, Danielle Ozymandias, James Rice, and Margaret SchugtA veritable bounty of short plays offered up by authors from all over the world. What happens when you don’t throw a pinch of dropped salt over your shoulder? Or to the trash you throw out? Or when a prank phone call turns into…See More
19 hours ago
People's Place & Palace's event was featured
Thumbnail

People's Place presents an Elk's New Year's Eve at People's Yoga Health & Dance

December 31, 2014 at 9pm to January 1, 2015 at 1am
Come on out and party it out at People'sDecember 31, 2014 from 9PM to 1AM Admission is $40 per personandALL proceeds benefit the San Pedro Elks Lodge Rebuild Fund Tickets are available in studio and lodge only. Music will be provided by Down the HatchFood and Drinks are included! For more information you can contact: People's Place(310)547-2348peoplesyogahealthdance@gmail.com Sacha Bailey(310)831-0624…See More
19 hours ago
Heather Caine's event was featured
Thumbnail

Holiday Pops Spectacular at Warner Grand Theatre

December 20, 2014 from 8pm to 10pm
Golden State Pops Orchestra returns for their 11th season, opening with an annual favorite concert of seasonal musical works and the GSPO Chorale. A feast for the ears and eyes – for the whole family.Tickets: $22 - $60 at gspo.comSee More
19 hours ago

Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street's 3 blog posts were featured
19 hours ago

Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street shared their blog post on Facebook
yesterday

Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street promoted Jamaal Kellen Street's blog post Former SPHS Football Star Kenny Potter Signs With SJSU
yesterday

© 2014   Created by San Pedro News Pilot.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service