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Wimberly's Comets Ice Kennedy, 35-12

October 7, 2012 at 1:05 AM

 

PATERSON, NJ - The Big North Conference match-up at Bauerle Field in Paterson, turned out not to be too much of a contest after all. The Hackensack Comets crash-landed onto Bauerle Field turning the Kennedy Knights into space dust with a 35-12 drubbing on their home turf.

The win was a special homecoming gift for Hackensack head coach Benjie Wimberly, who previously had coached at Paterson Catholic and Eastside for two decades. Not only did his Comets raise their record to 3-2, but his son, Justin, played a pivotal role with two touchdowns and more than 100 yards receiving.

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The Knights reached pay-dirt first, going ahead early in the first quarter, but it was all Comets after that. Led by senior Brandon Davis, who had two passing touchdowns, the Comets put together a perfect blend of offense, scoring twice in the air and twice on the ground. Their defense limited the Knights to just two first half touchdowns and scored a defensive touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

Poor snaps and turnovers plagued the Knights throughout the game. Midway through the first quarter, junior linebacker Brendon Fasion caused a fumble giving the Comets the ball. Seizing the moment, the Comets marched down the field, ending with a triumphant one-yard touchdown run by senior Lamar Thomas, which put the Comets on the board.

The Knights had a few shining moments of their own. In the first quarter, Senior Jordan Henry came up with a punt block that set up a sixteen-yard touchdown run by junior Shaon Stephenson, putting the Knights up 12-6. However, that was the last lead the Knights would enjoy.

The Comets retaliated with quarterback Brandon Davis hitting wide out Justin Wimberly for a 22-yard touchdown pass, putting the Comets up 13-12. The Comets ran the same play just before the half, Davis to Wimberly, this time for a 44-yard touchdown putting the Comets 20-12 before halftime with a lead they would not relinquish.

More sloppy play haunted the Knights in the second half, with the Comets taking every advantage of each turnover they received. Senior Reco Facey picked off knights quarterback Rashon Ison late in the fourth quarter.  Facey returned the interception for a touchdown that caused the Knights faithful to start to leave Bauerle Field.

Shortly thereafter, the Comets defense registered three consecutive sacks of Ison to end the game.     

Miguel Miller scored the Knights’ other TD. Kennedy fell to 3-2.

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