FOOTBALL: ‘Ruff’ homecoming loss to Bulldogs


By Laurie Hamame - lhamame@aimmediamidwest.com



Sophomores Makayla Schreiber, Logan Raymond, and Lauren Przeslica smile before Friday’s homecoming game. The Comets came up short to the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Flag twirlers perform alongside the band before kick-off.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Steele cheerleaders kept fans on their toes.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

The marching band flag corps adds a unique element to the performance.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

The Olmsted Falls marching band joined the Amherst Steele marching band and alumni in performing the National Anthem.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Amherst marching band alumni came back on the field to relive their musical days.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Khennedy Scagliozzo tries to find a pathway between a cluster of players.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Joey Tomaro fights off Bulldog Nick Daily.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Evan Shawver and Braden Galaska face off. Quarterback Matt Fairchild tosses a football around before the game.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Ball-carrier Michael Howard tries to run past the Amherst defense.


Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Khennedy Scagliozzo ensured the Comets didn’t walk away empty-handed Friday.

But the Bulldogs trounced on Amherst’s homecoming hopes, taking a 39-14 victory back to Olmsted Falls.

The Comets defense wilted before the offense could ever find its groove.

The ‘Dogs scored in the first for a 6-0 lead after the Comets blocked Jake Politowski’s PAT, and were quick to exploit a weak spot in the center of the Amherst defensive line, pushing through repeatedly to run up the score 20-7 at the half. Amherst’s points came courtesy of a four-yard rush by Scagliozzo.

The game trickled to a snail-like pace as both teams labored to gain yardage. Turnovers kept Amherst trailing despite Scagliozzo’s speed, which accounted for another short burst across the goal line in the third quarter.

The Bulldogs wrapped up the game with a 71-yard interception, setting the team up from four yards out. Another sprint by Olmsted Falls stopped any comeback attempts for the Comets.

The team travels this Friday to Avon Lake for a rivalry game against the Shoremen (4-2, 3-2 in the Southwestern Conference).

Laurie Hamame can be reached at 440-775-1611 or @HamameNews on Twitter.

Sophomores Makayla Schreiber, Logan Raymond, and Lauren Przeslica smile before Friday’s homecoming game. The Comets came up short to the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/09/web1_IMG_6364.jpgSophomores Makayla Schreiber, Logan Raymond, and Lauren Przeslica smile before Friday’s homecoming game. The Comets came up short to the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Flag twirlers perform alongside the band before kick-off.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/09/web1_IMG_6433.jpgFlag twirlers perform alongside the band before kick-off.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Steele cheerleaders kept fans on their toes.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/09/web1_IMG_6434.jpgSteele cheerleaders kept fans on their toes.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

The marching band flag corps adds a unique element to the performance.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/09/web1_IMG_6436.jpgThe marching band flag corps adds a unique element to the performance.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

The Olmsted Falls marching band joined the Amherst Steele marching band and alumni in performing the National Anthem.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/09/web1_IMG_6441.jpgThe Olmsted Falls marching band joined the Amherst Steele marching band and alumni in performing the National Anthem.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/09/web1_IMG_6443.jpg

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Amherst marching band alumni came back on the field to relive their musical days.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/09/web1_IMG_6444.jpgAmherst marching band alumni came back on the field to relive their musical days.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Khennedy Scagliozzo tries to find a pathway between a cluster of players.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/09/web1_IMG_6462.jpgKhennedy Scagliozzo tries to find a pathway between a cluster of players.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Joey Tomaro fights off Bulldog Nick Daily.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/09/web1_IMG_6469.jpgJoey Tomaro fights off Bulldog Nick Daily.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Evan Shawver and Braden Galaska face off. Quarterback Matt Fairchild tosses a football around before the game.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/09/web1_IMG_6471.jpgEvan Shawver and Braden Galaska face off. Quarterback Matt Fairchild tosses a football around before the game.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

Ball-carrier Michael Howard tries to run past the Amherst defense.
http://www.theamherstnewstimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/09/web1_IMG_6491.jpgBall-carrier Michael Howard tries to run past the Amherst defense.

Photos by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-Times

By Laurie Hamame

lhamame@aimmediamidwest.com