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Football: CCC Comets claim victory in the first home game of the season

The Contra Costa Comets put on an aerial show, defeating Feather River College 45-14 on Saturday in San Pablo
Leon Watkins
Contra Costa players bring the house down, on the Feather River player, trying to even the score. San Pablo Ca, 09 September 2023, CCC vs Feather River

The game was a clearing sweep as the Comets men’s football team took the win in an hour and a half run time, scoring 6 touchdowns and ending the game with a total of 370 yards in total offense.

One hundred and ninety-nine of those yards were accredited to quarterback Zac Switzer. Switzer was well protected by the Comet offensive line, allowing him to complete 10 of 26 passes, 3 of which were touchdown passes. Switzer seemed to pair up with wide receiver Demari Davis, #9, who completed 8 catches for 181 yards and 3 touchdown receptions.

Contra Costa, player no#. (9) receive a 360 degree spin after catching a pass from Contra Costa, player no#. 10
San Pablo Ca 09 September 2023, CCC vs Feather River (Leon Watkins)


The duo shined on the field, and even completed a 38 yard touchdown pass that would have given them 4 touchdown hookups on the day; however, this was called back by an illegal formation penalty on the 1st drive of the game. 

The defense also put in their elbow grease, as linebacker Kaden McLeod, had an interception return for a touchdown. McLeod had 2 interceptions on the day, and was joined in the fun by linebacker Damien Houston, #49, who grabbed an interception as well.

The Comets had 121 rushing yards as running back Lonell Howard, led all Comets with 59 yards on 3 carries, and had 1 rushing touchdown. Running back Lokina Phelps performed well alongside Howard, with 4 carries for 26 yards and 1 touchdown. 

Kicker Diego Nunez carried out a great performance and showcased his talents in accounting for 9 total points with a successful 38 yard field goal and 6 successful ‘points after touchdown’ (PATs).

All in all, the Contra Costa Comets’ defense held Feather River to only 50 yards passing, and 251 yards rushing, most of which were in the 2nd half of the game when the game was already in hand.

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    EllieSep 16, 2023 at 9:58 am

    Great game and great reporter to cover it!