By Vishva Bhavsar and Nainika Koppusetty | Staff Writers
The moment was here, the score was 16-12, Comets were winning, and Wilson was close behind, but the strong seventh graders would not let that happen. They dodged, twisted, and tackled as they battled for the win.
On Saturday morning Sept. 19, the Comets faced off against Hamilton Wilson. The game occurred at Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium in Mason. It was the sixteenth game of the season and the seventh game for the Mason Middle School Boys White football team.The score was not that eventful in the first quarter, but in the beginning of the second quarter, Mason scored 8 points. During that same quarter, players from both teams scored touchdowns, making the score 16-6. As the quarter ended, both teams called time-outs, and the cheerleaders led the halftime show with their Walk-a-thon dance routine.
At the beginning of the third quarter, the score was still 16-6, but then, to boost their points, Wilson scored a touchdown, adding another six points to their score. The Comets lost a bit of hope, but they still continued and scored a touchdown. The new score was 22-12. At the end of the third and fourth quarter, the score was still 22-12. The Comets had won the game.
Bobby Sagers, one of the coaches of the Mason Football team, was very proud of his team’s work and their effort.
“I am very happy, we were in a dogfight today, I’m really proud of my boys,” Sagers said. “They’re all big dogfighters.”
The team has made many improvements, but they also have a few more to make.
“We need to improve on pursuing the ball better on both offense and defense side of the ball,” Sagers said.
The team will keep playing and continue improving, and we will continue cheering for them.
“Like I said we have to keep playing Mason Football,” Sagers said. “That’s being tough running to the ball and doing what we do.”