The season is over for Coach Mealy’s Comets, but dreams for the future will still remain.
This year the Penn Manor squad made the deepest run into post-season play, getting to the semi-final competition in districts.
The Comets faced their toughest match up of the season last Saturday against a very strong Bishop McDevitt football squad.
“This team was bigger and better then the Millersville College football team,” die-hard fan, Mark Curtin, said regarding McDevitt.
Penn Manor put up a good fight and played better than expected according to many Comet fans who traveled to Harrisburg to see the game.
For awhile, the score was tied at 21 points apiece. But when a facemask penalty was called on the Comets as time ran out in the first half, McDevitt got one more chance. They scored making the tally 28-21 at halftime.
The second half started out perfectly for the Comets as they recovered an onside kick and were on a mission to tie this game.
Unfortunately for Penn Manor, everything went downhill from there as the drive opened up with an interception thrown from Aaron Fredrick on a trickery play.
The game ended with Mcdevitt over Penn Manor 49-21.
“The comets are proud of what they accomplished this season and proud to be a part of history,” Mealy said.
It’s time for the Comets to move forward and to start focusing on next season and to continue the tradition, Mealy noted.
“We have no choice but to move forward and to continue this program known for consistently winning,” he said.
By Conner Rowe