The Kings Comets (3-0) held their opponent under 80 yards of offense for the third straight game, defeating the Cincinnati Raiders, 14-0, on a rainy Saturday at the South Avondale Recreation Center in Cincinnati.
The Raiders were limited to 72 yards in the game, gaining no yards on 11 rushing attempts, and turned the ball over four times.
Defensive back Jeffery Jennings intercepted two passes to go along with four tackles and Aaron Kelley intercepted a pass in the end zone after Cincinnati had picked up two of its five first downs in the game to reach the Comets 10-yard line. Antwan Hill recovered a fumble in the four quarter, as four of the Raiders final five possessions ended in turnovers.
Linebacker Skyler Hughes led the defense with five tackles, a forced fumble and one pass batted down. Hughes also set up the first points of the game, returning a short punt 14 yards to the Raiders 7-yard line late in the first quarter.
D.J. Alexander punched in a 5-yard touchdown run three plays later, giving Kings all the points it would need.
A 30-yard run by Alexander helped the Comets add a second touchdown on the opening possession of the second half. Maurice Lovett found Deandre Riep for a 3-yard touchdown pass on the next play, and Lovett connected with Eric Morton on a 2-point pass play that gave Kings 14-0 lead mid-way through the third quarter.
Alexander and Kendall Owens both ran for 31 yards to lead the Comets on the ground, while Lovett completed a pair of passes to four different receivers, led by Mortonís two catches for 41 yards.
The Comets travel for their final non-league contest to play the Columbus War Eagles next Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Kings will be home for its Mid-South Football Alliance opener against the Xenia Tornados (0-1) at 7:30 Saturday, May 14 at Woodward High School.
The Kings Comets (2-0) scored three third-quarter touchdowns to defeat the Cincinnati Dukes (0-1), 39-20, Saturday night at Woodward High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Comets defense held Cincinnati to 0 yards of offense, but the Dukes scored three times after turnovers, including a pair of touchdowns 1:06 apart that pulled Cincinnati to within 18-14 early in the third quarter.
The Comets responded with a drive that included a 17-yard pass from Maurice Lovett to Khalid Ali on fourth-and-nine and a 30-yard pass from Lovett to Tristan Saunders, setting up a 5-yard touchdown run by D.J. Alexander with 9:40 remaining in the third quarter.
Following a three-and-out forced by the defense, Lovett scored on a 1-yard touchdown, with Ben Hillsís PAT kick putting Kings ahead, 33-14, with 4:03 remaining in the quarter.
An interception by Aaron Kelley set up a 10-yard touchdown pass from Lovett to Khalid Ali, pushing the Comets advantage to 39-14 with 44 seconds left in the third quarter.
The final points of the game came on a 100-yard interception return by Cincinnatiís Jeremy Greer on the final play of the game.
The Comets raced out to an 18-0 lead with a similar scoring burst in the first quarter. Johnsonís 6-yard touchdown run capped a six-play drive on Kings opening possession of the game, Lovett found C.J. Tally for a 35-yard touchdown on a four-play drive, and Lovett and Ali hooked up for a 20-yard touchdown with 1:06 left in the opening quarter one play after a botched punt attempt by the Dukes.
Lovett completed 17 of 31 passes for 272 yards with three touchdowns. Ali had six catches for 94 yards and two scores, Saunders four catches for 75 yards, and Tally three catches for 57 yards and a touchdown. Johnson picked up 50 rushing yards on seven carries as Kings outgained the Dukes, 342 yards to 0.
The Dukes picked up just three first downs in the game, all in the second quarter. Two of those came after Travion Sims intercepted a pass at the Comets 27-yard line, setting up a 13-yard touchdown pass from Nick Hayes to Corey Hicks with 52 seconds left in the first half.
The Dukes scored again on the opening kickoff of the second half when Justin Stroud forced a fumble that Issaiah Larkins recovered in the end zone for a touchdown. Hayes connected with Macawee Constable for a 2-point conversion to make the score 18-14 just 12 seconds into the third quarter.
David Hampton paced a defense that did not allow any first downs to the Dukes after that point. Hampton had six tackles, four for a loss, and was in on two of Kings four sacks in the game.
The Comets travel for their final non-league contest to play the Columbus War Eagles May 7 at 5:00 p.m. Kings will be home for its Mid-South Football Alliance opener against the Xenia Tornados at 7:30 Saturday, May 14 at Woodward High School.
The Kings Comets have announced they will participate in the Mid-South Football Alliance for the 2015 season. Playing in the MSFA will allow the Comets to face new and different competition, with the MSFA including teams in four states, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee.
The Comets will play in the MSFAís North Division with other Ohio and Kentucky teams, with the South Division containing teams from southern Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. There will be no crossover games between divisions, keeping travel manageable.
The MSFA played as the Kentucky Football League (KFL) in 2015, with the Derby City Thunder defeating the Tennessee Rampage, 14-0, for the league championship.
The Comets participated in the Blue Collar Football League (BCFL) in 2015, and look forward to continuing many of the relationships formed with BCFL teams going forward.
September 1, 2015
COMETS WELCOME BACK CHAMBERS AS COACH
The Kings Comets are pleased to announce that Carlos Chambers has been named as the teamís head coach for the 2016 season.
Taking over the Comets is just the latest stop in an impressive semi-pro career as both a player and coach for Chambers. In 1998, Chambers became the first Comet to be named an All-American, earning the American Football Association Honorable Mention.
Chambers head coaching career began with the Comets in 2007 and 2008, where he helped build the foundation for the Comets 2009 MCFL Championship team. Chambers also coached 2010 fourth-round NFL draft pick Mardy Gilyard in his first stint with the Comets.
Chambers went on to lead the Tri-State Sharks, Midwest Panthers, Cincinnati Nighthawks and Cincinnati Hawks. Chambers guided the Nighthawks to a 10-0 regular season in 2011 and led the Hawks to back-to-back Northern Frontier Football League titles and AA National Championships in 2013 and 2014.
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Gem City G-Men 6
April 9, 2016
Cincinnati, OH 2016 SCHEDULE/RESULTS
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