Sept. 11, 2013 — To find a win for West Carter’s football team, you have to go back to Oct. 14, 2011: A 24-14 win over Mason County. The Comets would not win another game from that point out.
Until this past Friday night.
The Comets left no doubt in Olive Hill, combining for 526 yards of total offense, including 454 yards on the ground to defeat Nicholas County 55-0 to snap a 14-game losing streak.
“That’s a big deal no matter what the score was, we needed to end this,” Coach Kevin Brown said. “Last week we should have won but came up a little short and we had games last year like that. But now we can focus on other things.”
From the start of the game, the Comets had a feel for ending the streak. Junior running back Tristen Mitchell peeled off a 60-yard run the first offensive play of the game. On the Bluejackets first play, Chase Hanshaw intercepted a pass. Austin Travis would then score from 26-yards out a few plays later and it was 14-0 Comets a little more than three minutes in the contest.
“We all played well,” Hanshaw said. “The coaches said they were going to come out with something different to try to catch us off guard but luckily I made the plays when he had to have them.”
Hanshaw also recovered two fumbles on defense for the Comets.
“Chase did a great job,” Brown said. “He’s got a good nose for the football and he had a great ballgame by anybody’s standards.”
Quarterback Braden Brown would then go to work, scoring on runs of 24 and 53 yards in the second quarter to lead 35-0. He would throw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Zach Walker in that run as well. Travis would get one more score in just before halftime from 38-yards to lead 41-0.