By Travis Wells –
The Penn Manor Comets brought home a huge victory against Ephrata under the lights Friday.
The Mountaineers tried to stay strong but there was no stopping the Comets. The game ended 42-7, Penn Manor.
The Comets got right to it in the first quarter scoring with in the first three minutes with a pass thrown by Adam Sahd to wideout Daulton Parmer.
“We actually got off to a good start on offense which we sort of lacked in previous games,” said running back Adam Hess. “Our defense was also a huge part in the win.”
After an overtime loss against Hempfield the previous Friday, the Comets were hungry for revenge on the Mountaineers.
Mistakes on the field caused turnovers by both teams but even when Ephrata had the ball on Penn Manor’s five-yard line the force of the defensive line wouldn’t let them through.
The Comets got the ball back and Sahd was quick to make the play, rushing 60 yards for a TD ending the first quarter 14-0.
But Ephrata refused to give up that easily, early in the second quarter a TD pass thrown by Ephrata narrowed the Comet’s lead to 7.
“We played really smart the first half only causing one turnover,” said linebacker Joziah Rodriguez.
The second half was just as good for the Comets. Sahd threw two touchdown passes to Brandon Stone and Adam Hess and rushed for another 20-yard touchdown giving them a huge advantage of 35-7.
Things just got worse for Ephrata in the fourth. An on-sides kick by Brian Sloss caused Ephrata to fumble. The Comets took advantage and made another touchdown.
“We played our best and it worked,” said Sahd.