Coloma fends off Brandywine, 44-14Published 12:23am Saturday, September 19, 2009
COLOMA – A 24-point opening quarter was all host Coloma needed Friday night to defeat the Brandywine Bobcats in a Lakeland Conference contest.
The Comets (2-2, 1-0 Lakeland) led 30-0 at halftime and never looked back in defeating the short-handed Bobcats 44-14.
Luke Faultersack had a pair of first quarter touchdowns, one running and one receiving, as Coloma broke the contest open early on.
Faultersack opened the scoring with a 2-yard run and later caught a 24-yard pass from Sam Swihart.
In between those two touchdowns, Derrick Allred sandwiched a 1-yard run.
The Comets tacked on 2-point conversions following each touchdown to lead 24-0 heading to the second quarter.
The Bobcats’ defense got a little stingy from that point on, allowing just one touchdown in each of the final three quarters of play.
In the second quarter, D.J. Thomas made it 30-0 with an 18-yard pass reception from Swihart, who missed on the conversion attempt.
In the second half, Brandywine got on the board first when Jacob Frazier scored from 1-yard out.
The Bobcats went for two, but the pass failed, leaving Brandywine down by 24 points.
Allred broke off a 25-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to pushed the Comets back out in front by 32 points as he also found the end zone on the 2-point conversion run.
The lead reached 44-6 when Brandon Johnson scored from 4-yards out. Coloma tried to kick the extra point this time around but failed.
Brandywine scored the final touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter when Jesse McCombs scored from 23-yards out and then ran in the conversion as well.
Allred finished with 136 yards for the Comets, while Swihart was 9-of-13 for 152 yards.
The Bobcats, who fall to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the conference, got 80 yards from Frazier on 14 carries. McCombs finished with 68 yards and quarterback Stone Hadley added 50 yards rushing.
Hadley was 4-of-6 for 52 yards as the Bobcats finished with 193 yards in total offense.
Kyle King led Brandywine with 10 tackles. Frazier added six tackles and Cody Udell picked off a pass.
“The kids really stepped it up tonight,” Brandywine coach Mike Nate said. “We went 14-14 in the second half with a pretty physical football team. We moved the ball. I saw the offensive line move some people around.”
Brandywine returns, home Friday night to host Edwardsburg, that picked up its first win of the season with a 43-7 conquest of Bridgman.
Brandywine 0 0 6 8 – 14
Coloma 24 6 8 6 – 44
C – Luke Faultersack 2 run (Dan Vollrath pass from Sam Swihart)
C – Derrick Allred 1 run (Allred run)
C – Faultersack 24 pass from Swihart (Swihart run)
C – D.J. Thomas 18 pass from Swihart (pass failed)
B – Jacob Frazier 1 run (pass failed)
C – Allred 25 run (Allred run)
C – Brandon Johnson 4 run (kick failed)
B – Jesse McCombs 23 run (McCombs run)