The Kansas Comets played host to the Chouteau-Mazie Wildcats on Friday, November 8.
If the Comets won the game, they would make it into the playoffs.
However, the game had a shaky first half for the Comets’ Senior Night.
The Wildcats chose to receive the ball and went to work to get the ball down the field for a touchdown and a point after.
Not to be outdone, as Kansas’ got the ball, they were able to score on an Ethan Whaler pass to Easton Wiggins, but couldn’t execute the 2-point conversion.
The Wildcats fumbled the ball on their next play, and the Comets recovered, but couldn’t turn the turnover into points and had to punt it away.
The first quarter ended with Comets 6, Wildcats 7.
As the second quarter got rolling, the Wildcats added another TD and an extra point.
Kansas came back with a 48 yard passing touchdown and we had a game.
After punting on their next possession, the Wildcats recovered a Kansas fumble and took it home for six more points.
Chouteau-Mazie fumbled the ball after Kansas turned the ball over on downs and the fumble was recovered by the Comets.
The Wildcats intercepted a pass, then the Comets intercepted two more passes, but couldn’t turn either into points before the half ended with Kansas 12 and Chouteau-Mazie 20.
The second half began with a bad Comet snap, dropping them back to their 10-yard line, they earned back part of the yards, but had to punt the ball away.
A series of bad Comet tackles allowed the Wildcats to quickly score another TD, putting them up by 14 points.
Then the Comets got real serious and began playing some smash-mouth football, essentially neutering the Wildcat offense.
During the third quarter the Comets added 16 points and brought the quarter to Comets 28, Wildcats 26, the last points Chouteau-Mazie would score that night.
During the fourth quarter, Kansas took complete control of the game on both sides of the ball.
They tackled with power, forced turnovers, sacked the QB, ran and passed as though there was no Wildcat defense.
Whaler passed without opposition and the Wildcat defense couldn’t stop Deaven Noe, as he ran.
They closed out the game with 50 points to the Wildcats’ 26 points.
Coach Jimmy Dushane described the half-time break as the coaches telling the team “Believe in yourselves, believe in your coaches.”
Dushane said they came out and “decided to believe in themselves and played like it.”
Dushane said they’re goal at the beginning of the season “was to make the playoffs” and winning this game took them across the goal line.
The Comets will travel to play the 10-0 Sperry Pirates on November 15, in their first game of the playoff season.