Week 9: Kearny Komets 21, Mission Bay Buccaneers 0
The sun was shining and Kearny faculty were lining up their senior student-athletes, honoring the cheerleaders, cross country team and football.
Kearny fans were ready to make potential school history with the most shutout wins and on Senior Night none the less.
One minute into the first quarter and Kearny came out with a bang. Quarterback Xavier Tate passed to Demeiko Hill for 32-yard touchdown. The extra point was good and Komets were up 7-0.
Mission Bay would try to gain yardage once they got possession of the ball, but quarterback Nick Tropio would be sacked not once, but twice in a matter of three plays by Kearny’s Anthony Reyes, D’Marco Wyatt, and Shakir Swenson.
Kearny would get the ball back at 1st and 10. The offense would get an 18-yard gain, which shortly would result in Duce Reynolds going 31 yards for a touchdown run. The kick would be no good and Komets now led 13-0.
Mission Bay would try to get on the board, but Kearny’s defense was too much for them.
Kearny would go on to score again with a touchdown and get the two-point conversion, making it 21- 0 Komets.
All of a sudden sunshine turned into rain, rain turned into thunder and lightning.
The game would be delayed twice due to the weather.
With Kearny up 21-0 with two minutes left in the first quarter and the continuous weather delays, both schools and safety officials decided to shake hands and agreed to give Kearny the win. Kearny goes on to break the school record for most shutout wins in a season.
Next week, Kearny will be traveling a short distance down the 163 to play an away conference game against San Diego. Mission Bay will host a conference game against Scripps Ranch.
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One of the featured City League conference games will be between the Mission Bay Bucs (1-6) and the Kearny Komets (7-0).
Mission Bay has had a rough season but the schedule they were handed has been filled with tough opponents such as University City, Rancho Buena Vista, Vincent Memorial and San Diego.
The team’s only victory was back in Week 1, when they beat San Ysidro, 38-14, in their first home game. The Bucs are more than ready though to come back and fight each week.
The Kearny Komets have had a more than stellar season. Remaining undefeated, they also set a second-best record last week with a tie for most shutout wins in a school history. With a shutout win this Friday, they can have another shutout victory and a new school record.
Players to watch on the Komets include Demeiko Hill, Xavier Tate, Devon Jones and the rest of the stellar seniors otherwise known as “The Super Six”. As a team, Kearny has had 3,939 all-purpose yards, 399 tackles, 42 sacks, and 53 touchdowns so far.
Will the Buccaneers take the treasured win or will Kearny shoot for the sky and continue their undefeated streak?
Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Kearny.
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