The Kings Comets (4-0, 1-0 MSFA) set or tied several records in winning their inaugural contest in the Mid-South Football Alliance, 60-0, against the Xenia Tornadoes (0-2,0-1) Saturday night at Woodward High School in Cincinnati.
The 60 points were the most scored by the Comets in their 14 seasons of play. Quarterback Maurice Lovett tied a team record with five touchdown passes, with Eric Morton also matching a record with three touchdown receptions. JíRod Dominguez-Minter recovered two fumbles, matching another record as the Comets defense recorded its second straight shutout.
At 4-0, the Comets are also off to their best start in the teamís history.
Lovett and Morton connected for two touchdowns in a 28-point first-quarter outburst, including a 36-yard pass on fourth-and-four on the opening drive of the game. Deandre Riep muscled away a 21-yard touchdown pass later in the quarter and D.J. Alexander ran in a 2-yard touchdown before Lovett found Morton for a 6-yard touchdown.
Lovett sneaked in a 1-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter and then approached another record when he hit Morton on a deep pass that Morton took 89 yards for a score, two yards away from the team record.
Kendall Owens ran in a 2-yard touchdown in the third quarter and Alexander scored on a 12-yard run in the fourth quarter. Lovett capped the scoring with an 8-yard touchdown pass to Riep on the final play of the game.
Lovett completed 14 of 23 passes for 299 yards while Morton finished with three catches for 131 yards. Riep caught seven passes for 73 yards, and Tristan Saunders added three catches for 83 yards.
Lovett also ran four times for 21 yards, while Owens ran six times for 62 yards and Alexander had six carries for 36 yards.
Defensively, the Comets limited Xenia to 26 yards of offense, including minus-10 rushing yards. Linebacker Skyler Hughes led the team with five tackles, two for a loss, and was in on one of Kingsí three sacks in the game. Aaron Kelley and David Hampton had interceptions while Porshe Black recovered one fumble to go with Dominguez-Minterís two recoveries.
The Comets will leave Cincinnati for the first time next week, facing the Kentucky Patriots (0-1, 0-1) at 7 p.m. at Madison Southern High School in Berea, Ky. The Comets will return home the following week to face the Cincinnati Bulldogs (1-1, 1-0) on June 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Woodward High School.
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 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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April 9, 2016
Cincinnati, OH 2016 SCHEDULE/RESULTS
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