Mission Bay Buccaneers 44, Kearny Komets 14
Walking off the field, I asked, “Who else is undefeated?” I got a quick answer from a Mission Bay player.
He’s got that right.
The Buccaneers defeated the Kearny Kometss 44-14, improving their record to 5-0.
In the first quarter, the Buccaneers got a safety after the Komets mishandled a punt. Still in the first, quarterback Cristian Zamudio was able to put more points on the board when he connected with Niegel Harness-Anderson for the 22-yard touchdown.
At the end of the first, Mission Bay led 9-0.
The second quarter saw a lot of Derrick Clark. His 28-yard run helped set up his own 9-yard touchdown run. Mission Bay leads 16-0.
Kearny quarter back Lerone Randle was starting to move the offense when his pass was tipped and landed in the hands of Mission Bay’s Diego Wever.
Mission Bay was unable to capitalize off the turnover.
Komet’s Takoda Browne almost took one to the house and broke some ankles in the process. His 59-yard run put Kearny in good field position until they were intercepted again.
A few series later, the Bucs successfully executed the halfback pass. Zamudio tossed it to Clark (he played quarterback last year), who stepped back and launched it 35-yards to Jhavari Ransom for the touchdown. Mission Bay extended their lead 23-0.
Kearny tried to claw back with two touchdowns from Browne, but Mission Bay responded each time.
Mission Bay will get a chance to rest up next week with a bye. They will try to go 6-0 on October 9th when they face La Jolla.
Kearny heads out on the road again next week. They will travel to Monte Vista to play the Monarchs.
PREVIEW: It may be premature to get excited about an undefeated season, but Mission Bay is still in the running.The Buccaneers (4-0) will try to get their 5th win of the season when they host the Kearny Komets (1-3) this Friday at 6 p.m.
Mission Bay always has a chance to win the game. Why? Because they have Silver Pigskin Watch List-er, Derrick Clark. Clark, a future California Golden Bear, is pretty spectacular to watch. The running back is able to move past defenders in the blink of an eye. It’s not only Clark who has been impressive this season though. Last week, quarterback Cristian Zamudio really began taking more control of the offense. Zamudio and wide receiver Niegel Harness-Anderson connected all game and helped Mission Bay defeat the Chieftains 36-7.
But, Kearny has a stellar athlete of its own. His name is Takoda Browne. Browne is normally a wide receiver and corner back, but he can line up at quarterback, too. Did I mention he’s also on the Silver Pigskin Watch List? And for good reason. In Week 1 against San Ysidro, Browne recorded 5 touchdowns – one via a run from scrimmage, a reception, a pass, an interception return and a fake field goal run. Browne can score all night long, but that won’t do any good if the Kearny defense does not improve. The Komets defense has given up 183 points over the past five weeks. They will have to do better against the Buccaneers, who have scored 141 going into this week.
Will Mission Bay remain one of the only undefeated teams? Or will Kearny get back on track with a win? Watch the highlights on KUSI at 10:30 p.m. on Friday night to find out!