Comets suffer Loss to Springboro in First Home Game of Season

Jessica Wang | Staff Writer

Riley Johansen | Design Editor

The Mason Comets opened their 2019 football season with a disappointing loss. 

Springboro’s “pick six” early in the game gave them the upper hand, and their momentum carried on throughout the entire game, resulting in a staggering loss for Mason: 34-7.

Coach Brian Castner said that the early shock set the team off balance, and the Comets’ youth caught up with them.

“We’re too young to deal with that,” Castner said. “We had a hard time dealing with adversity and figuring out how to recover–before you knew it, they scored again.”

By the end of the first quarter, Mason trailed 14-0. The Comets couldn’t seem to find their rhythm in the second quarter either, allowing Springboro to score 27 unanswered points to close out the first half with a huge deficit at hand. 

Senior Quarterback Collin Brown said that Mason was simply outmatched and dug themselves into too deep of a hole.

“Overall, I think they out-physicaled us,” Brown said. “They came out of the game stronger, and once you go down by that much, it’s hard to come back.”

Despite a lone touchdown catch from Senior Alec Dardis for the Comets in the third quarter, Springboro soon responded with another of their own– solidifying their win. 

Castner said that the first step to getting back on the right track is reviewing the game and where to focus on in practice to prepare for Lasalle next week.

“This first part of the season is huge in terms of growth and getting better,” said Castner. “Tomorrow morning, all of us are going to put two feet on the ground when we get out of bed, and we’re gonna focus on the things we need to get better at.”

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