Friday night’s homecoming game was a beat down, ending in a shutout for the Comets over the Ephrata Mountaineers.
The Comets were coming off a three-game losing streak and aimed to blanket the Mountaineers with their effort. They did, winning 21-0 and limiting Ephrata to 53 yards in total offense.
The game started out as predicted by sportswriters with the Comets using the workhorse of Garret Young, driving down the field on a few runs. The Comet’s drove flawlessly with a sudden halt to the drive as quarterback Adam Sahd had a missed communication and a fumbled pitch.
And, the Mountaineers recovered the ball.
From there, the game turned into a defense/special team’s battle with Penn Manor dominating. Even though Adam Sahd struggled to move the ball at quarterback in the first half, Sahd managed to clutch his punts giving the Mountaineers no short-field advantages.
Sahd booted a 61-yard punt to put the Mountaineers on their own three-yard line in the second quarter.
The Comet’s defense continued its dominance, holding the Mountaineers to three first downs all game. The Comets got the ball back and drove down field using Teon Lee’s athleticism to steamroll his way to the end zone on a 13-yard run producing the first score of the game. Comets were leading 7-0 into the halftime locker room.
Comet’s offense, run by Adam Sahd, still struggled in the second half before hooking up with his receiver, Demetrius Dixon, on a 28-yard touchdown to boost their lead to 14-0.
A few minutes ticked off the clock as the Comets accumulated another score with Teon Lee scampering in from a yard out, sealing off the game and bringing the score to 21-0.
The Comets go on with a record of 2-3 dropping the Mountaineers to a 2-3 record as well. The Comets will face the McCaskey Tornadoes who improved to a 3-2 record midway through the season.
By Ryan Mays