By Travis Wells –
Penn Manor got pushed back by Manheim Township on the football field Friday night, ending a two-game winning streak for the Comets.
“We played the best we could,” said running back Adam Hess. “But they ended up coming out on top.”
After winning the homecoming game against McCaskey last Friday 48-14, the Comets were hoping to beat Township to keep the winning streak alive, but it didn’t end that way.
The Streaks came out strong in the first quarter scoring and scored within the first five minutes of the game but the Comets charged right back scoring a touchdown on the next drive. The extra point was missed by Brian Sloss so the Streaks still had the lead at the end of the first.
Mid-way through the second quarter, Penn Manor’s Adam Sahd threw a touchdown pass to take the lead. And after Sloss’s missed extra point the Comets decided to go for two to try and widen the lead to 14-7 but Township’s line wouldn’t let them through.
The half ended with a field goal kicked by the Streaks to make the score 12-10 Penn Manor.
“We are playing a pretty good game right now, making the plays we need to make,” said Sahd at halftime.
The Comets came raging out in the beginning of the second half causing multiple interceptions that Daulton Parmer picked which resulted in a 24-yard field goal kicked by Sloss.
Township refused to give up. Early in the fourth quarter, the Streaks returned the ball 96 yards for a touchdown. The extra point was blocked but Township still took control of the lead 16-15.
The Comets tried for one last drive but were forced to punt the ball and the Streaks rushed the ball back for another touchdown. The clock wound down and there was nothing Penn Manor or Coach Mealy could do. The game ended 36-22 Township.