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The Comets JV football team rolled over Vandercook Lake Thursday night 32-6. The Comets opened the scoring on a 12 yard run by Tad Mohr. Jeremy Van Epps had a one yard sneak early in the 2nd quarter to extend the lead to 12-0. The Jayhawks came back with a long run around end to cut the lead to 6. Hanover-Horton came back before halftime with a 63 yard run by Chance Cauthon. Cauthon also ran the 2-point conversion in giving the Comets a 20-6 halftime advantage.
The second half was dominated by the Comets as the Jayhawks could muster only one first down. Jeremy Van Epps added to the lead in the 3rd quarter with a 2 yard sneak. Corbin Garcia-Vance finished the scoring in the 4th quarter with a 2 yard run. Though the game was marred by a tremendous amount of holding calls, the Comets offensive line controlled the Jayhawks for most of the night.
The Comets defense held Vandercook Lake to 4 first downs for the game. Hunter Miller’s kicking kept the Jayhawks in poor field position for most of the night. The Comets are now 2-1-1 heading into next Thursday’s game at home against Napoleon
Michigan Center opened the scoring with a short pass following the opening kick-off return giving them the ball at Hanover-Horton’s 34. The Cardinals hit two key 4th down plays on their scoring drive. The Comets answered early in the 2nd quarter and moved the ball on the ground well all night. Hanover-Horton took the lead on the opening drive of the 3rd quarter.
The drive lasted almost 8 minutes and was followed by the 2-point conversion. Michigan Center got two points back from a safety as a fumbled snap on 4th down resulted in an intentional grounding in the Comets end zone. Michigan Center drove 60 yards to tie the game with just over 1 minute to play. Again the Cardinals converted two big 4th down plays. The Comets will host Manchester next Thursday.
The Comets opened the 2016 season losing a tough game to the much improved Concord Yellow Jackets 22-0 Friday night Concord’s Tony Brooks opened the scoring with a 78 yard run with 15 seconds to go in the first quarter.
Easton Maus added the two-point conversion run. A battle of field position was broken after a comets fumble; Concord QB Austin Hoxie threw a 15 yard pass to Greg Kettwich for Concord’s second score 2:18 into the third quarter. Brooks ran in for the two-point conversion. Concord finished the scoring with just 24 seconds left in the game on a five yard Brooks run.
Hanover-Horton held a time of possession advantage of 11 minutes (29:30 to 18:30) but could not get the ball in the end zone. Dakota Manne lead all Comet rushers with 58 yards. Jalen White added 47 while Ty Laphsan and Trevor Keeler had 28 and 26 respectively. The Comets defense was led by Chandler Vance who had 4 solo tackles and 3 assists. Austin Kilgore added 3 solo’s and 4 assists.
The Comets return to action Thursday evening at Michigan Center