The Kearny Komets took it to visiting Calexico by a score of 45 to 6. The Komets came out to play and put on a strong offensive showing led by the Quarterback and Running back duo, Kenyon Williams and Brenton Bell. Calexico had costly turnovers that stopped key drives.
Kearny started off the night with a 28 yard touchdown pass from Kenyon Williams to Devin Gossett. Williams was dominate through the air, completing 14 of his 18 passes for 194 yards, and five touchdowns.
Calexico struck back quickly, as they scored on a 28 yard rushing touchdown by Manuel Segura. This score proved to be their only score on the night. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs had multiple turnovers that ended longer drives.
The Komets went into halftime with a 28 to 6 lead, due to a Brenton Bell touchdown, and a Devon Jones receiving touchdown. Williams continued his stellar night in the second half. He found Jones again for his second touchdown of the night. Kam Castellani-Ray joined the party with a 5 yard receiving touchdown of his own.
Kearny faces a long road trip next week when they face Central who reside in El Centro. Central finished 9-1 on the season earning them a first round bye and a home playoff game. The Spartans will have 14 days between games which is plenty of time to prepare for a red hot Kearny football team.
This game will take place next Friday, November 17th at Central High School. Highlights from this game and other playoff games will air on the Prep Pigskin Report at 10:30 pm.
Round one of the Division IV CIF playoffs is this week and there are four tough matchups. In this game, the Calexico Bulldogs will travel 118 miles to face the Kearny Komets.
Calexico finished the regular season 2-8. This will be the second time this season the Bulldogs have made the long trek west. Last time they faced Southwest SD; in a game they lost 27-21. Senior Quarterback, Jorge Vllalobos leads the Bulldog’s option offense. Vllalobos averages 72 yards per game on the ground and 70 through the air. This week Jorge will look to gain yards on the ground and needs to make smart throws through the air. The Bulldog’s option offense allows multiple players to become offensive threats. Running backs, Ernesto Covarrubias and Chris Gonzalez share these duties. Each player has rushed for over 200 yards on the season, and have combined for 6 touchdowns. Calexico’s offense will look to wear down Kearny’s defense by keeping them on the field, and their offense off.
Kearny finished their regular season 8-2. The Komets high-powered offense will look to keep the ball moving this week. On the ground Brenton Bell is averaging 164 yards per game this season. Bell is one of the fan vote finalists for this year’s Silver Pigskin award. In both of Kearny’s losses this year the team struggled to hold onto the football. The Komets had a combined 5 turnovers in those two games. Coach Gray will need for his players to come out strong on both sides of the football to win this matchup.
This game takes place Thursday night at Kearny High School at 7pm. Be sure to follow along on social media @RedJacketArmy and @KUSIPPR for scoring updates. Highlights of this game and other first round playoff matchups will be on the Prep Pigskin Report Friday night at 10:30.