Comets improve to 4-1 with 31-0 win over Lakota West Firebirds

Rahul Parikh | Staff Writer

The Comets took care of business last night against Lakota West, cruising to a 31-0 shutout victory to improve to 4-1 on the season, and 2-1 in Greater Miami Conference (GMC) play.

Coming off of a week three win over Hamilton, the offense once again started off slow in the first quarter of the game, not putting up any points. Head coach Brian Castner said he was upset the team started the game off poorly.

¨We didn’t execute early,¨ Castner said. ¨Missing the field goal, and not taking advantage of good field position and scoring opportunities, wasn’t how we had hoped to start tonight.¨

Luckily for the Comets, their early defense kept them in the game — including great stops and an interception from senior Cole Pearce with four minutes remaining in the first quarter.

¨Putting up the goose egg today on the defensive side shows the team defense effort we put up, with everyone getting to the ball, and great tackling,¨ Castner said.

The momentum shifted towards the Comets early in the second quarter with two touchdown runs from senior running back Matt Sora, which put them up 14-0 heading into halftime.

Constant runs for the Comets continued in the second half. To end the third quarter, quarterback Will Adams scrambled for an impressive 63-yard touchdown run, practically sealing the deal for the Comets — now up 21 heading into the fourth quarter.

¨That run felt great, knowing everyone was ahead of me blocking: the running backs, receivers, and linemen were all huge.¨ Adams said.

The Comets totaled 178 yards on the field with touchdowns from Sora, Adams and a 20-yard scamper from senior running back Conner Garry as well. Coach Castner said he was pleased with the team’s use of the game plan.

¨We saw that they were getting tired defensively in the second half, and really got after them on the ground.¨ Castner said.

Next up, the Comets face the perennial GMC powerhouse Colerain. Will Adams said the team will be giving it their all in practice this week.

¨We have to execute everything and be consistent,¨ Adams said. ¨We can’t take any reps off and we’ve got to go all in this week.¨

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Photos by Staff Writer Jacob Brase.