Defense dominates in pre-season win against Cincinnnati Dukes, 22-2
The Kings Comets (1-0) scored two first-quarter touchdowns and added another on the final play of the game to defeat the Cincinnati Dukes (0-1), 22-2, in Darrin Alexander’s first game as head coach Saturday night at the Wyoming Recreation Center in Wyoming, Ohio.
The Comets defense limited the Dukes to 45 yards of offense and scored the first points for the Comets.
The Dukes intercepted a pass on the first play of the game, but Antonio Jackson jumped on an errant snap in the end zone on the next play. Quarterback Blake Moore followed by converting a 2-point conversion to put Kings ahead, 8-0.
After a three-and-out, the Comets offense pushed the lead to 16-0. Runs of 13 yards by Moore and 18 yards by running back D. J. Johnson set up a 2-yard touchdown run by fullback Gary Goines, and Moore again ran in a 2-point conversion.
Johnson ran four times for 41 yards, and the Comets averaged 7.9 yards per carry in the game, rushing 11 times for 87 yards.
Moore completed 6 of 12 passes for 93 yards, closing out the game with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Stan Thornton.
Thornton led the Comets with three receptions for 39 yards while Tim O’Brien had 41 receiving yards on two catches.
The Dukes only points came on a safety following an errant snap on the Comets first play of the second half. The Dukes did not have an offensive snap inside the Comets 40-yard line.
Goines, who also played at linebacker, led the defense with seven tackles, followed by four by linebacker Pete Merkle. Tony Landingham was in on both of the Comets sacks in the game, with Chris Johnson and Thomas Burt sharing in each of the sacks as well.
The game does not count toward the standings in the Blue Collar Football League (BCFL), although both teams are members of the new 15-team league. The league schedule will begin May 9 with the Comets facing the Cincinnati Xtreme at Riverside Park in Anderson Township.
The Comets next home game will be May 16 against the Cincinnati Bulldogs at Woodward High School.
The Kings Comets have signed Darrin Alexander Sr. as head coach for the 2015 season. Alexander has coaching experience at several levels of football, ranging from pee-wee to semi-pro, having coached and developed connections with several of the area’s most talented players. Among Alexander’s more noteworthy stops was serving as an assistant coach with the Comets in 2012, the Mt. Carmel Fire, Dayton Panthers, and Western Hills High School.
Alexander will be the eighth head coach the Comets have had. He will have the opportunity to guide the team in its first season in the Blue Collar Football League (BCFL), which begins play May 9.
November 20, 2014
The Kings Comets have officially joined the Blue Collar Football League (BCFL). The BCFL is a new football league formed by former Comets receiver Daryl Moore, now head coach of the Cincinnati Dukes.
Joining the BCFL will enable the Comets to continue to play the majority of its games within easy driving distance of Cincinnati while also maintaining several existing rivalries. The Comets will be one of eight members of the BCFL that played in the Northern Frontier Football League (NFFL) last year.
The BCFL will be the fifth league the Comets will play in, with the team having a winning record in each of the previous four. Kings spent one year in the Mid-Eastern Football League (MEFL) in 1998 before that league merged with the Mid-Continental Football League (MCFL). After eight seasons in the MCFL, Kings played two years in the Heartland Football League (HFL) and one season in the NFFL.
MISSION STATEMENT: THE KINGS COMETS, CHRISTIAN OWNED, MINOR LEAGUE FOOTBALL TEAM, WILL REGULATE AND PROMOTE THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE LEVEL OF AMATEUR AMERICAN RULES FOOTBALL IN ORDER TO PROVIDE ADULT ATHLETES AN OPPORTUNITY TO ADVANCE THEIR FOOTBALL CAREERS, AS WELL AS ENHANCE THE GREATER CINCINNATI AREA THROUGH COMMUNITY SERVICE, ENTERTAINMENT AND OUTREACH MINISTRIES. Ephesians 6:10-17
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