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Comets soar over Mustangs, 50-8

By AARON MEAD

amead@chinookobserver.com

Published on September 12, 2017 3:47PM

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The Comet offense was in complete control in the first half, led by junior Quarterback Cole Dorman.

ROBERT HILSON PHOTO The Comet offense was in complete control in the first half, led by junior Quarterback Cole Dorman.

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Comets sophomore running back Fa’aoso Tutu’u, used his speed to get to the end zone with this touchdown run.

ROBERT HILSON PHOTO Comets sophomore running back Fa’aoso Tutu’u, used his speed to get to the end zone with this touchdown run.

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Tight-End Jacob Eaton scored a touchdown with this perfectly thrown pass by Cole Dorman.

ROBERT HILSON PHOTO Tight-End Jacob Eaton scored a touchdown with this perfectly thrown pass by Cole Dorman.

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Running back Erik Lund scored the game’s first touchdown with this powerful run in the first quarter.

ROBERT HILSON PHOTO Running back Erik Lund scored the game’s first touchdown with this powerful run in the first quarter.

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Rainer Christian 6’5” linebacker Daniel Joss tried to slow down the Comet offense by sacking Cole Dorman in the first half.

ROBERT HILSON PHOTO Rainer Christian 6’5” linebacker Daniel Joss tried to slow down the Comet offense by sacking Cole Dorman in the first half.

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Running Back Ethan Lindstrom got some tough yards in the second half.

ROBERT HILSON PHOTO Running Back Ethan Lindstrom got some tough yards in the second half.

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The Comets received a warm greeting by the cheerleaders and fans during pre-game introductions on Friday evening.

ROBERT HILSON PHOTO The Comets received a warm greeting by the cheerleaders and fans during pre-game introductions on Friday evening.

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The tough Naselle defense shut out the Mustangs in the first half.

ROBERT HILSON PHOTO The tough Naselle defense shut out the Mustangs in the first half.

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NASELLE — Facing the Mustangs of Rainier Christian in a rematch of last year’s close playoff game, the Comets completely dominated in a 50-8 win last Friday at home. Naselle won last year’s playoff game 34-28, and beat the Mustangs 36-14 in a regular season game. In Friday’s rematch, Cole Dorman lit up the Mustangs for 96 yards in less than two quarters of action, while Donny Edwards had two long punt returns and a big forced fumble, helping the Comets to a commanding first-half lead.

“I thought it would be more competitive,” said Naselle coach Jeff Eaton. “They only lost five guys from last year’s team. They didn’t have a lot of speed. We have good speed, and we beat them around the edge with sweep plays that went for big yardage.”

In the second quarter, the Mustangs were briefly on the verge of getting within two scores. “Their quarterback scrambled, was being chased, started to run, but he wasn’t past the line of scrimmage- wasn’t even close” Eaton said. Edwards, gambling that the quarterback was committed to a run, left his receiver to help chase the quarterback, who floated a pass to the now completely open receiver. Edwards backtracked and gave chase. He caught up with the receiver 45 yards downfield, then wrestled the ball away. Antonio Nolan pounced on it for Naselle. “Donny committed the cardinal sin…He made a mistake, but then he recovered and made up for it.”

The fumble ended any chances the Mustangs had of making the game competitive. Fa’aoso Tutu’u followed with a 51-yard touchdown run on a sweep play for a 30-0 lead. Edwards put another nail in the coffin with a 51-yard punt return for a touchdown. Edwards also had a first-quarter punt return of 37-yards to set up the Comets’ second score, helping them take control early.

The Comets emptied their bench starting in the second quarter. Ethan Lindstrom came in for Cole Dorman at quarterback and went 2 for 4 for 24 yards. Jimmy Strange had a 45-yard fourth quarter run, just missing a touchdown. Freshman Daniel Holt had a one-yard fourth-quarter touchdown run. Thirteen players had carries for Naselle.

Dorman finished 8 for 11 for 96 yards. Edwards and Lindstrom each caught three passes.















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