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Comets Signed to 2015 Pro Contracts

Mardy Gilyard
    Montreal Alouettes (CFL)
Dominick Goodman
    Cleveland Gladiators (Arena)
Phillip Barnett
    Tampa Bay Storm(Arena)
George Murray
    Nashville Venom(PIFL)
James Frazier
    Nashville Venom(PIFL)
Mack Ogletree
    Lehigh Valley Steelhawks(PIFL)
Aric Evans
    St.Louis Attack (XLIF)

Billy Back
    Nashville Venom(PIFL)

June 13, 2015


44-14 loss by Kings completes season sweep by Butler County

The Kings Comets (2-3, 1-3 BCFL) surrendered three late touchdowns to allow the Bulter County Broncos (5-2, 5-0) to pull away for a 44-14 win over the Comets, Saturday night at Woodward High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

For the fifth time in as many games this season, the Comets jumped ahead with the game’s first touchdown when Jake Davis blocked a punt, DeMario Pleasant picked it up and pitched it back to Tim O’Brien, who ran the final 15 yards for a touchdown six minutes into the game.

The Broncos, one of two remaining teams that are undefeated in Blue Collar Football League play, answered by scoring the next four touchdowns in the game, starting when Jordan Albright broke through for a 44-yard touchdown run on their next possession.

A 17-yard pass from Bryan Richardson to Jelan Render and a 26-yard run by D.J. Alexander had Kings in position to regain the lead in the second quarter, but Chris Bryant stopped that drive with an interception at the Broncos 11 yard line.

Joshua Finch and Paul Jones hooked up for touchdowns of 84 and 25 yards in the final five minutes of the first half, and Rob Givens capped a 57-yard scoring drive to open the second half with a 5-yard run that put Butler County ahead, 26-6.

After Demar Mathis added a 23-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, Al Upshaw took a pass from Derrick Shearer 60 yards for the Comets final points of the game.

The Broncos added two more scores, a 3-yard touchdown by quarterback V.J. Anderson that was setup by a 63-yard kick return by Jones, and a 72-yard pass from Finch to Givens.

Givens finished with 188 yards of offense, rushing 13 times for 110 yards with one touchdown and catching two passes for 78 yards and a score.

Finch finished five of 10 passing for 186 yards, with three of his passes going for touchdowns. Jones had three catches for 114 yards with two touchdowns in addition to his 63-yard kick return.

Upshaw caught three passes for 89 yards and one touchdown to lead to Comets offense. Davis and Antonio Jackson led the Comets defense with seven tackles, and each was also in on two of the Comets four sacks in the game.

The Comets remain at Woodward this Saturday to face the West Virginia Lightning (4-1, 3-1) in their lone cross-over game against an East Conference opponent. Kickoff will be at 7 pm.

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May 30, 2015


Second-quarter errors undo record-setting defensive effort in 18-6 loss to Butler County

A franchise-record twelve sacks and seven turnovers on defense were not enough for the Kings Comets (2-2, 1-2 BCFL) to overcome three second-quarter touchdowns, as the Comets fell to the Butler County Broncos (3-2, 3-0), 18-6, Saturday night at Virgil M. Schwarm Stadium in Hamilton, Ohio.

The Comets were undone by eight turnovers themselves as well 22 penalties for 191 yards.

The Comets had three turnovers and were flagged for 10 penalties for 123 yards in the second quarter alone, when the Broncos scored all their points.

The Comets were the first to take advantage of one of the game’s 15 turnovers when DeMario Pleasant picked off a pass and raced 43 yards for a touchdown with 3:08 remaining in the first quarter.

The Broncos tied the score at 6 when quarterback V. J. Anderson broke down the middle of the field for a 59-yard touchdown run.

Gannon Mathis recovered a fumble for the Broncos on the Comets next play from scrimmage. Anderson followed by hitting tight end Corey France with a 16-yard touchdown pass to put Butler County ahead, 12-6, on a drive in which three penalties accounted for 39 of the Broncos 53 yards.

An opportunity to tie the score just before halftime backfired on the Comets when Dominick Galbraith intercepted a halfback pass at the Broncos 7-yard line with 46 seconds remaining in the half. Four penalties for 50 yards advanced the Broncos into Comets territory, and three plays later Paul Jones was able to toe the end zone sideline on a 26-yard heave from Joshua Finch on the final play of the half, giving Butler County an 18-6 edge.

The Comets reached Broncos territory on all six of their drives in the second half, including three drives inside the Broncos 25-yard line, but three turnovers and a turnover on downs kept them from cutting into the lead.

Abe Smith set a team record by being in on six sacks, breaking the mark of four shared by Rico Middlebrooks and Terrill Byrd. Tony Landingham and Jameel Peeples were each in on three sacks. Smith, Peeples, and Shawn Redd all shared in the team lead with eight tackles. Jake Davis added five tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception and three pass breakups.

D.J. Alexander gained 100 rushing yards on 12 carries, leading the Comets to a 145-yard to 86 advantage in total offense.

Anderson led the Broncos with five carries for 83 yards and completed two of six passes for 27 yards and a touchdown. Galbraith had two interceptions for the Broncos defense, while Aaron Harris had two of Butler County’s five fumble recoveries.

The Comets will play the Dayton Bulldogs (0-5, 0-3) this Saturday at AIA Sports Complex in Xenia, Ohio at 1 p.m. The Comets return home the following week for a rematch with the Broncos at Woodward High School at 7 p.m.

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May 16, 2015


Early touchdowns all defense needs in 18-6 win against Cincinnati Bulldogs

The Kings Comets (2-1, 1-1 BCFL) made two first-quarter touchdowns stand up in defeating in the Cincinnati Bulldogs (0-2, 0-2), 18-6, Saturday night at Woodward High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

For the second straight week, D.J. Alexander ran in a touchdown to cap the Comets opening drive of the game, scoring from 2-yards out just 4:22 into the game. Alexander followed the touchdown run with a 2-point conversion run to put Kings ahead, 8-0.

Later in the first quarter, Tony Landingham forced a fumble that Antwan Hill recovered at the Bulldogs’ 21-yard line. Two plays later, Blake Moore hit Ronald Jackson in the back of the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown that put the Comets ahead 15-6.

Pete Merkle accounted for the only other points of the game with a 27-yard field goal on the final play of the first half.

The Bulldogs scored on a 42-yard pass from Brandon Steel to Taylor Lockett on their opening drive of the game, but Cincinnati advanced into Comets territory only twice more the rest of the game.

The Bulldogs were forced to punt from the Comets 43-yard line late in the third quarter and Jelan Render intercepted a pass at the goal line on Cincinnati’s final possession of the game.

Landingham led the defense with seven tackles and was in on three of the Comets five sacks. Kevin Thomas was matched Landingham’s seven tackles with one sack, while Shawn Redd was in on two sacks. Hill had an interception to go with his fumble recovery.

On offense, Moore completed seven of 16 passes for 164 yards, with Render hauling in four passes for 77 yards. Jackson added 66 yards on two catches and Hill had a 21-yard reception.

Alexander led the Comets on the ground with 16 carries for 52 yards.

Merkle helped Kings control field position, with the Comets average drive starting at the Bulldogs 49 while the Bulldogs average drive started at their own 22. Merkle averaged 60.3 yards on three kickoffs, with the Bulldogs inside their own 31 on each of those possessions. Merkle also had a 39-yard punt downed at the Bulldogs 19 in addition to his successful extra point, 27-yard field goal, and five tackles on defense.

Lockett led the Bulldogs with four catches for 78 yards on offense and his third interception in two games on defense.

The Comets are off next Saturday for the Memorial Day weekend, but return to action Saturday, May 30, in a road contact at the Butler County Broncos in Hamilton. The Comets next home game will be June 13 at Woodward High School, against the Broncos again.

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February 9, 2015

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.


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