PHOTOS: 2016 football season gets underway


The Comets rip through their banner to take the field for the first time in the 2016 season.


Ryan Sturgeon connects on the extra point while Alec Platz holds.


The Amherst student body cheers on the Comets as cheerleader Ben Sturbling also gets them fired up with a tumbling pass.


Comet Man and Emily Kendrick try to get the crowd fired up.


Amherst cheerleaders gather to watch the band perform at halftime.


The Amherst Marching Comets drum corps plays at halftime against Kenston.


The Amherst Marching Comets get ready to perform their halftime show.


Amherst sophomore Khennedy Scagliozzo looks for the cutback as he runs the ball.


Evan Shawver makes a great catch with a Kenston defender all over him.


Photos by Joseph Colon | Amherst News-Times

It ended on a sour note as the Comets fell 21-17 — but for three and a half quarters Friday, there was a festival feel on the Amherst side of the field as they held the lead. From the cheerleaders to the band to the fans in the bleachers, everyone was pumped to see the green and gold play.

The Comets rip through their banner to take the field for the first time in the 2016 season.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_game_11.jpgThe Comets rip through their banner to take the field for the first time in the 2016 season.

Ryan Sturgeon connects on the extra point while Alec Platz holds.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_game_12.jpgRyan Sturgeon connects on the extra point while Alec Platz holds.

The Amherst student body cheers on the Comets as cheerleader Ben Sturbling also gets them fired up with a tumbling pass.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_game_13.jpgThe Amherst student body cheers on the Comets as cheerleader Ben Sturbling also gets them fired up with a tumbling pass.

Comet Man and Emily Kendrick try to get the crowd fired up.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_game_14.jpgComet Man and Emily Kendrick try to get the crowd fired up.

Amherst cheerleaders gather to watch the band perform at halftime.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_game_15.jpgAmherst cheerleaders gather to watch the band perform at halftime.

The Amherst Marching Comets drum corps plays at halftime against Kenston.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_game_16.jpgThe Amherst Marching Comets drum corps plays at halftime against Kenston.

The Amherst Marching Comets get ready to perform their halftime show.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_game_17.jpgThe Amherst Marching Comets get ready to perform their halftime show.

Amherst sophomore Khennedy Scagliozzo looks for the cutback as he runs the ball.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_game_18.jpgAmherst sophomore Khennedy Scagliozzo looks for the cutback as he runs the ball.

Evan Shawver makes a great catch with a Kenston defender all over him.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/08/web1_game_19.jpgEvan Shawver makes a great catch with a Kenston defender all over him.