FOOTBALL: Eagles remain undefeated, bury Comets 30-0


The Comets burst out their helmet at the south end zone to take on Avon.


Amherst quarterback Johnny Matakovich warms up before the game.


Khennedy Scagliozzo does what he does best — shakes and bobs around a wall of defenders.


Hunter Parker makes the open field tackle.


Danny Makruski and Austin Stierhoff team up to make the tackle.


Photos by Joseph Colon | Amherst News-Times

No one expected the Comets to rout the top-ranked Eagles on Friday when they met at Mercy Health Stadium. Avon is undefeated and tops the area’s Division 2 teams, already clinching a playoff spot (Springfield and Midview have also done so). After a 30-0 shutout loss, Amherst sits at 2-6 overall and 17th in the computer rankings under JFK and Freemont Ross, but still is ranked above Southwestern Conference rivals North Ridgeville, North Olmsted, and (still hunting for a win this season) Lakewood. An animated Steele High defense limited Avon scoring opportunities Friday, allowing a field goal early in the second quarter but then giving up two Eagles touchdowns before halftime. The Comets head to Westlake this week for an away conference game against the ninth-ranked Demons (5-3), who are coming off a 52-37 win over Ridgeville.

The Comets burst out their helmet at the south end zone to take on Avon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/10/web1_Amherst-vs-Avon-3.jpgThe Comets burst out their helmet at the south end zone to take on Avon.

Amherst quarterback Johnny Matakovich warms up before the game.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/10/web1_Amherst-vs-Avon-5.jpgAmherst quarterback Johnny Matakovich warms up before the game.

Khennedy Scagliozzo does what he does best — shakes and bobs around a wall of defenders.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/10/web1_Amherst-vs-Avon-11.jpgKhennedy Scagliozzo does what he does best — shakes and bobs around a wall of defenders.

Hunter Parker makes the open field tackle.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/10/web1_Amherst-vs-Avon-17.jpgHunter Parker makes the open field tackle.

Danny Makruski and Austin Stierhoff team up to make the tackle.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/10/web1_Amherst-vs-Avon-34.jpgDanny Makruski and Austin Stierhoff team up to make the tackle.