The rain didn’t help shut down the Middies passing game Friday and it certainly didn’t favor the Comets on the ground.
Amherst was beaten at every turn on the slick Midview astroturf in the 49-10 conference rout.
It took less than four minutes for the blue-and-silver to get on the board, racking up 28 points in the first quarter and another 14 by half time.
Proving particularly dangerous was the Middies’ Dimitri Redwood, who outpaced Amherst cornerbacks and consistently grabbed catches at the sideline for gains. He also picked up two touchdown passes from quarterback Dustin Crum to help Midview along to a 3-0 record.
Amherst had just one TD on the night. It came in the second quarter on a dump to senior Reno Kruman, who ran to the corner with the nearest defender three steps away. Ryan Sturgeon added the PAT.
Allen Matakovich put up three for the Comets with a late field goal from 32 yards out.
QB Nick DeJesus led Amherst in total yards with 84 in the air and 12 on the ground. Kruman had 42 receiving and sophomore Aaron Gonzalez rushed for 22 on the night.
Parked at 0-3, the Comets have a lot to prove this Friday as they head to Berea-Midpark High for non-conference action.
The Braves are sitting on a perfect record after nailing North Ridgeville 41-21 this week.
JUNIOR VARSITY: The young Comets line-up trumped the Middies 25-20 Saturday in their season opener. Highlights include a 73-yard touchdown pass from Matt Fairchild to Carter Zajkowski and a two-yard, game-winning run by Aaron Gonzalez to the end zone in the fourth.