Cody Stamper rushes the ball toward the end zone during last week’s win over Bath County.

    The Comets are 2-1 on their season after taking down Nicholas County on the road Friday night, 28-8.

    West drew first blood to lead 7-0 in the first quarter but the Bluejackets answered in the second to lead 8-7. The Comets scored in the third and held their competition out of the end zone during the second half while pushing in two more.

    “It was a big game for us,” Coach Kevin Brown said. “They were 2-0 going in and Nicholas is always a tough place to play.”

    Quarterback Harrison Bond went 3-for-7 in the air for 65 yards and rushed in one touchdown. Danny Cline was the leading rusher for West, going 146 yards in 12 carries and scoring one TD. Cody Stamper and Caleb Whitt each had one rushing touchdown. Josh Ackerman nailed 4-for-4 extra point kicks.

    On the defensive side of the ball, Timmy Bradley led the team in tackles with 18 total. Bradley, Ackerman, and Dakota Roe had one fumble recovery each.

    “Defensively we played really well,” Brown said. “We only allowed one touchdown for them and the rest of the game we tightened up. We were able to force three turnovers and capitalize on the last one for a touchdown that put the game away.”

    This Friday, West will host their biggest game of the season when cross-county rival East Carter comes to town. The Raiders took the win in 2008, but lost at home last season.

    “You can throw the records out because both teams will be fired up and ready to go,” Brown said. “It will be a tough ball game and an important game for both of us.”

    East is currently 0-2 on their season.  Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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