Mission Bay 50, Kearny 12
It was homecoming for the Kearny Komets Friday night as they hosted the Mission Bay Buccaneers at Madison High School. The Bucs came into this game (2-4) on the season while the Komets were looking to get their first win on the year.
A large amount of Kearny alumni were in the stands watching the game, including a member of the original football team in 1961 that began wearing the well known striped Komet jerseys. A few years ago, the Komets were banned from wearing the traditional striped jerseys because of a regulation with the National Federation of High Schools, with the exception of being able to sport them for one game out of the year. We learned last night that Kearny will be making a slight color change to the stripes that will allow them to wear these jerseys for the entire season next year, reinstalling the tradition once again.
The game began in Kearny’s favor, with defense coming up big sacking Mission Bay on third down and then recognizing and stopping their fake punt attempt. They capitalized on this turnover on downs with a beautiful 56 yard TD catch and run from Kevin Villa to Takoda Browne.
Unfortunately for the Komets, Mission Bay came back with a powerful punch thanks to Derrick Clark’s 30 yard touchdown run on the QB keeper. Later in the second, Clark had another 21 yard touchdown run bringing the score to 16-6 at the end of the half with the Buccaneers in the lead.
In the end, this game was dominated by Mission Bay as they went on to win it 50-12.