Comets slam Princeton Vikings 14-0, advance 6-2 overall

Luke Hutchinson | Online Editor

Friday night, the Comets stepped into Viking territory and defeated Princeton 14-0, advancing to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the Greater Miami Conference (GMC).

The first and second quarters proved to be offensive struggles with several penalties and sloppy play. Despite the offensive struggles the Mason defense continued their stingy ways holding Princeton scoreless. It wasn’t until mid-third quarter that the Comets gathered composure and put up some points.

Senior quarterback Will Adams ran a 28-yard touchdown, and later — with only two minutes left in the third — senior Matt Sora scored on a 3-yard touchdown.

Senior wide receiver Tanner Knue said the Comets faced adversity at first, but they overcame and were successful in the end.

“Last night we showed that we are a team that finds a way to win; the defense played lights out,” Knue said. “The offense had to fight through adversity, but we still managed to put 14 points up. Coach Castner always tells us ‘great teams can win ugly,’ and that’s what we did against Princeton.”

Next week, the Comets will face Fairfield in the last home game. A victory over the Indians could go a long way in helping the Comets secure a play-off spot.  Fairfield comes into the contest with a 5-3 overall record and 5-1 in the conference.  Adams said the team needs to adjust their play style in preparation for the match-up.

“Our defense played really well last night and I think our offense showed some great plays, but we kept killing ourselves with penalties or negative plays,” Adams said. “If we are able to cut the penalties on offense, we will have a great game against Fairfield.”