Week 8: Kearny Komets 56, Hoover Cardinals 0

Kearny continued their winning streak and on a path to make school history. After Friday night’s win, the Komets tied their school record for most shutout games in a single season.

Komets improved to a 7-0 record in the season with their 56-0 win over Hoover. The Hoover Cardinals celebrated Senior Night but unfortunately continue winless this season, their record is now 0-7.

The Komets waited no time to blast their way into the red zone, as senior running back Duce Reynolds carried the ball from one end zone to the other for a 95-yard touchdown run. He opened the scoreboard for Kearny 7-0.

The red flurry continued, as senior Devon Jones caught a 40-yard pass that he carried for a touchdown, making it 14-0 Komets.

The first quarter would end with seven more points on the scoreboard, as Reynolds showed up again. This time he went from the left side of the 25-yard line all the way to the right into open space for the third touchdown of the quarter. Kearny led, 21-0.

The points on the board kept coming for the Komets, they added three more touchdowns in the second quarter.

Senior running back Demieko Hill carried a 45-yard punt return all the way to end zone, of course, Hoover did not let him run the field without a fight. Hill ran to the right, faced the Cardinal defense, then scrambled back to the 40-yard and broke free for a touchdown and seven more points on the board.

Jones was ready for more game time. He carried the ball 53 yards but it did not come easy. The Cardinal defense tried to stop him in his tracks but Jones was too quick and broke the tackle, making his way down the field. Kearny advanced their lead 35-0.

Demeiko Hill made his presence known on the field as he made a huge play before ending the first half. Hill caught an interception on the Komets’ 20-yard line and kicked his speed into high gear. He ran the ball all the way to the end zone for an 80-yard return, giving the Komets the 42-0 lead at the half.

The final score of the night, 56-0 Kearny. If the Komets get a shutout win next week they will be making history at Kearny High School and in San Diego.


PREVIEW

A little more than halfway through the season, teams have kept pushing through to make 2018 their best yet. In Week 8, in the City Region, the spotlight will be on the Hoover Cardinals as they host the Kearny Komets on Senior Night.

The home team is searching for their first win of the season. What better way than on the Senior Night celebration.

It was a tough battle last week falling 50-0 to Serra, however, the Cardinal spirit will not be broken. Friday will be a moment to celebrate all the graduates of 2019. Hoover’s current record stands at a 0-6 in the season and 0-1 in league play.

Being away does not present a challenge for the Komets. They fly across the skies announcing their arrival.

Last week, the team played at home and gave their fans a lot to cheer about. On Homecoming night, they defeated the Patrick Henry Patriots, 66-0.

The Komets are destroying everything in their path, averaging 42 points-per-game and have six shutouts in the season. They are surpassing the records for the 2017 season showing they want their spot in the playoffs.

The Kearny “Super Six” are all seniors and they are making every moment count in their final season as a Komet. The Cardinals will need to have their defensive side strong to stop these six Komets from blasting into the red zone.

Keyon Williams completed 13 passes and 343 passing yards. Duce Reynolds and JT Cunningham both kept their grip on the ball and their feet on the ground. Reynolds carried 7 times and totaled 173 rushing yards, Cunningham finished the night with 13 carries and 107 rushing yards.

The following Komets will be a force to be reckoned with on Friday:

Devon Jones completed 164 receiving yard and three touchdowns, while Xavier Tate completed 91 receiving yards and scored a touchdown. Demieko Hill caught and put points on the scoreboard, as he completed 68 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Reynolds scored three touchdowns and Cunningham ended the night with one.

Kearny’s senior squad will be one to watch under the Friday night lights. Never underestimate the Hoover Cardinals, they will not give up without a fight. What will the final verdict be?

Kearny Komets vs. Hoover Cardinals is set at 6:30 p.m. at Hoover High School.

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