Small School Game of the Week: Kearny Komets 40, Francis Parker Lancers 3
Francis Parker hosted the Komets for the the first game of the 2017 season, but the Lancers fell short and suffered their first loss of the season.
Four minutes into the first quarter, Kearny’s Kenyon Williams throws a 70-year touchdown pass to Veon Carroll. The PAT was no good which brought the score 6-0 for Kearny. Still in the first quarter Williams throws a backwards pass that ends up falling to the ground making it a live ball, Ryan Sanborn recovers the ball for Francis Parker, which lead to Sanborn kicking a 40-yard field goal bringing the new score 6-3 Kearny.
Now in the second quarter, Williams hands off the ball to Brenton Bell for a 5-yard touchdown. The PAT was good changing the score to 13-3 which ended the first half.
Start of the third quarter, Kearny scored first with Williams hand off to Devon Jones for a 28-yard run which lead to a 3-yard touchdown run by Jones, 19-3 Kearny.
Start of the fourth quarter, Kearny again with the ball, Williams to Hayden Lundy for a 35-yard touchdown pass. The 2-point conversion was no good, but there was holding on the play by the Lancers. The Komets switched it up and went for the kick for the extra point and the kick was no good. Kearny takes control from here on out. Brenton Bell with the 39-yard run which lead to the next play of Kenyon Williams keeping the ball for a 33-yard touchdown run. The Komets would try the 2-point conversion one last time and they succeeded, the score 33-3.
Just when you thought it was almost over, with two minutes left in the game, here comes Veon Carroll with a 35-yard touchdown run to win the game.
The Francis Parker Lancers showed great effort only have a 31 man roster, dominated by freshman. Junior quarterback, defensive back, and kicker stayed on the field the whole game, along with a couple other players on the Lancers.
Both teams fought for the game, but the Komets came out strong and took home the win. The Kearny Komets will host El Cajon Valley and the Francis Parker Lancers will travel to Clairemont.
PREVIEW: High school football returns this Friday, and so does the Prep Pigskin Report. The Small School Game of the Week features two teams who have spent a lot of time working towards building their team up for the 2017 season. The Kearny Komets will travel to Francis Parker this Friday night for Week 1 of the KUSI Prep Pigskin Report.
Matt Morrison returns to his Alma Mater for his first year as Francis Parker head coach. Coach Morrison worked at Francis Parker for 7 years as the the assistant coach and Coach John Morrison, Matt’s dad, was the head coach at the time.
Morrison said they have a small roster this year with 31 players, 13 of them being freshman and 3 returning seniors who anchor both the offense and defense. OL/DL Bryan Shaw, OL/DL Gabe Sawaya and WR/DE Jack Sachrison are the three senior captains this season but QB/DB/K Ryan Sanborn is the stand out player coach Morrison will turn to the most, "Ryan will never come off the field, he is one of the best kickers and punters in the Country right now".
Coach Will Gray is entering into his 3rd season with the Kearny Komets. "This season definitely got off to a good start with a come from behind win against La Jolla Country Day last Friday night", said Gray. Gray said the game meant a lot to the team because Kearny lost to LJCD last year in the plays off and came back to win 27-17 last Friday night.
Coach Gray said they have worked on focusing and finishing for the game against the Lancers and plan to use a tempo offense and an "in your face" type of defense. WR/DB Devon Jones, RB/DB Brenton Bell and QB Kenyon Williams are the ones to watch out for this season.
Don’t miss the Small School Game of the Week at Francis Parker as they host the Kearny Komets. Kick off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Check out the highlights and more on KUSI’s 60-minute Prep Pigskin Report Friday night at 10:30p.m.