The Comets unleashed a host of new weapons for homecoming, putting up 61 points in the process.
Hillcrest uncaged Nate Frustol, Peder Bruun, Trey Bosek and John Harris in a spectacular homecoming match with sister school Park Christian. John joined the Comet scoring roster with a 3 yard rumble in the fourth quarter as the Comet defense unleashed Nate Frustol in the second quarter to play middle linebacker.Norwegian student Peder Bruun traded his soccer cleats for football spikes, intercepting a key pass early in the game. Trey Bosek joined Bruun in a high-wire-like stunt down the sidelines where Bosek pulled in a Park Christian pass and reversed the flow of traffic with the turnover.
The Comets put together a well-rounded game, something fans have come to see as a characteristic of this football team. 236 yards on the ground opened passing lanes. 136 yards earned through the air were merely an exclaimation point in the trench work the Comets did in establishing the run game on offense.
Reggie Undseth carried the ball a meager 7 times, but earned 81 yards from scrimmage. Kyler Newman tiptoed past defenders 11 times, racking-up 78 yards and 2 touch downs. The chunk yardage by Undseth and Newman were an investment the Comets made early. Sean McGuire was the first to cash in on the Comets' game plan with a 3 yard run in the opening quarter. Chris Tungseth followed with a dazzling 44 yard touchdown reception 30 seconds after McGuire's score. Undseth followed with a 58 yard scamper for the third TD of the opening quarter, giving Hillcrest a 20-0 lead.
Neaman, McGuire, Tungseth and Jordan Foss put points on the board in the second quarter. Hillcrest's scoring through the air and on the ground gave them a 41-7 lead going into halftime.
The third quarter saw Hillcrest reserves step in. Slowing down the starters, Hillcrest allowed a quick score by Undseth and Newman. In the fourth quarter lineman John Harris stepped behind the quarterback 3 yards from the goal line. With John's legs churning, there was no way a Park Christian defender was going to bring down Hillcrest's largest lineman. Harris gave the Comets the final points in their 61-7 statement on homecoming.
Hillcrest looks forward to their toughest game of the season this Friday. Ranked number 4 in the state, Hillcrest is hosting number 2, Underwood, in a 7pm game that is livestreamed.