Victor begins Section V football with Teddi Bowl victory over Pittsford

August 30, 2018 11:35 PM

There was only one high school game on Thursday to begin the local football season, but it was for a good cause.

The Teddi Bowl, after all, raises money for Camp Good Days. Victor and Pittsford played in this year's game.


The lights were on for this year's version, which took place at St. John Fisher College.

It didn't take long for the scoring to start. In the opening drive of the game, Victor play-caller Hudson Alread handed it off to Kordell Jackson, who avoided the tackle and trucked it down the length of the field for the first touchdown of the season to make it 7-0.

Later in the first quarter, Pittsford was at the 20-yard-line hoping to even it up. Matt LaRocca looked towards the endzone but Kordell Jackson- proving he could catch everything- picked him off. 

It was still 7-0 in the second half when RuShawn Baker broke through the line, displaying serious speed, allowing Victor to start the season with a 16-0 win. The real winners, though? The kids from Camp Good Days.

"These kids come to practice and we hear their stories," says Geoff Mandile, Victor's head coach. "Sometimes, we think we're having a bad day but it's not even fair to think that way. So, great for our kids, great for the community, great for both Pittsford and Victor. The sportsmanship all three years we've played in this game has been much better than when we normally play them, so it just kind of brings a better feel for the game."


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