Coleman Leads at Half, Falls to Montabella 20-6

October 21, 2019

by Ben Murphy
Sports Writer

Coleman nearly got back on the right side of the scoreboard Friday night. The Comets weren’t able to hold on to a second half lead in their Mid-State Activities Conference game at Montabella however, falling 20-6.

“We played a great game defensively against some tough running backs,” head coach Chad Klopf said. “Can’t fault our guys, they fought, they played with heart and they never gave up. Very proud of their efforts.”

After a scoreless first quarter, the Comets were able to find the scoreboard in the second frame. After a Mustang fumble set Coleman up in prime field position, Tyler German was able to toss a touchdown to Conner Schrank out of the backfield.

On the last play of the half it appeared Coleman was going to pull ahead by two scores, however a touchdown pass to Tim Wilson was called back on an offensive pass interference.

In the third, Montabella was able to get into the endzone on a reverse play, tying the contest at 6-6.

On a drive early in the fourth quarter, Coleman was able to get a first-and-goal at the 10-yard line. Instead of a Comet touchdown, things unraveled as Montabella was able to haul in an interception and return it the other way for a score, giving them a 12-6 lead.

The Mustangs also added a late touchdown to seal the win.

Germain finished six-of-19 passing for 54 yards, one touchdown and one interception, with Wilson making three receptions for 53 yards. Schrank had four rushes for 19 yards and had the six-yard touchdown reception.

Truett Allen led the team with a big night defensively, getting 10 tackles and recoverin a pair of fumbles. Dylan Perry and Ty Klopf also had one fumble recovery each.

Coleman (2-5 overall, 0-4 MSAC) hosts Alcona (2-5) tonight (Friday). Alcona is coming off a 20-6 loss to East Jordan last week.

“They are a new match-up for us this year due to teams leaving the MSAC for the 8-man game,” Klopf said. “They run the straight T on offense and have a couple good backs and defensively they show a three front. We are very similar teams and it should be a good game. We will need to tackle well and not get caught sleeping and miss a play action pass. Offensively we need to get back to running the football.”

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