Comets go on exciting playoff run

Round 1 vs. Lebanon

The Comets entered the playoffs as the #9 seed after a 5-5
regular season. They opened their postseason run on the road
against #8 Lebanon. Mason’s offense took an early lead, scoring
17 points in the first half including a 66-yard touchdown run
from Temi Adesanya. The defense held on for a shutout 17-0
victory with four interceptions.

Round 2 vs. Milford

Mason moved on to face the Milford Eagles, the #1 seed in
southwest Ohio. The Eagles were 11-0 and Eastern Cincinnati
Conference champions. Mason’s defense held Milford to 144
yards of offense and had three fourth down stops. Late in the
third quarter, the Comets trailed 3-9. Senior linebacker Tyler
Dalton blocked a Milford punt, recovered by Kai Woofolk in the
endzone for a touchdown. The Comets held onto their 10-9 lead, toppling the undefeated #1 seed and advanced to the regional semifinals for the second consecutive year.

“Everybody on our team knew we were capable of winning big games. We blocked out the outside noise and focused on believing in us. Coming into the Milford game the defense had a lot of momentum and pitched back-to-back shutouts. [The] whole team felt a great energy. The run we made in the playoffs happened because of the love the players and coaches had for each other.” Senior linebacker and team captain Kai Woofolk said.

Regional semifinals vs. Moeller

The Comets entered the regional semifinals looking to
avenge their 24-16 loss to the Moeller Crusaders in the same
round last year. This season, #5 seeded Moeller entered the
game with momentum, winning seven of their last eight
games including a victory over #4 St. Xavier in round two.
The Crusaders got off to a hot start, scoring 22 points in the
first quarter, and held on for a 38-3 victory over the Comets.

Charlie Raymond had three interceptions in the victory.
The Comets run onto the field for the final time this year.
Kai Woofolk had 12 tackles including two tackles for loss
and a half sack along with his special teams touchdown.
Noah Dowers (#33) embraces with a teammate.