Bulletin staff reports
Former Manteca High standout Reggie Bell helped the Washington Redskins come from behind to beat the Cleveland Browns 20-17 in his professional debut on Thursday.
The Browns led the exhibition opener at FirstEnergy Stadium 14-3 in second quarter before back-up quarterback Kirk Cousins (12 of 14, 154 yards) spearheaded the comeback rally. He hit Bell for an 18-yard catch up the middle on third-and-four from the Cleveland 21, and three plays later Trey Williams punched in the 1-yard TD to push Washington ahead for good. It was the lone catch for Bell on the night.
The 2010 Manteca graduate is the school’s single-season record holder for receiving yards (762) and touchdowns (10). After a decorated career at the University of San Diego, he signed with the Redskins as a rookie free agent in early May.
“We are all proud of him and the work he has done to get himself to that level,” Manteca offensive coordinator Neil MacDannald said.