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McPherson College Football Remembers Student Assistant Coach at Sept. 17 Game

blake reedMcPherson College will honor the legacy of a faithful Bulldog at its home football game on Sept. 17.

Blake Reed was a student assistant coach of the MC football team and died from complications of muscular dystrophy in 2010. The Blake Reed Memorial Football Game on Saturday will honor Reed and his lifelong enthusiasm for Bulldog football.

The game versus Southwestern College will begin at 7 p.m. with all admission proceeds benefiting the Blake Reed Mac2Mac Football Scholarship. This scholarship benefits one MC football player who exemplifies the Reed’s positive spirit and attitude.

This year’s recipient is Kavoderic McIntyre, a senior from Dallas, Texas, who will be recognized during halftime of Saturday’s game.

Blake was known for his enthusiasm and passion for life, not allowing muscular dystrophy to hold him back. A lifelong resident of McPherson, Blake graduated from McPherson High School in 2006 and attended McPherson College, where he became student assistant coach.

Though he could not take the field, McPherson College football coaches considered Blake the heart of the team. He learned the nuances of football and became both a leader and inspiration for the Bulldogs. He died Aug. 3, 2010, and hundreds attended his funeral in honor of his life and spirit.

The Mac2Mac scholarship fund has received more than $50,000 in contributions over the last six years and previous recipients of the scholarship have been James Temaat, John Davidson, Michael Ramos, Cole Long, and Evan Clary.