Solon’s Perseverance Helps Earn Second Straight 10-0 Season

Quitting was not an option for the Solon Comets on Friday night against Strongsville. With an opportunity to go 10-0 for the second straight season, laying down was not in their plans.

Quitting was not an option when the team was down 28-20 with less then 10 seconds to go and no timeouts.

Quitting was not an option when senior quarterback Chris Humphrey faked spiking the ball into the turf to stop the clock and ran it in 26 yards for the touchdown. Solon managed to tack on a two point conversion to tie the game up at 28-28.

By refusing to lay down, the Comets sent a game many thought they would not win late in the fourth quarter to overtime.

After Humphrey intercepted a pass during Strongsville’s possession, the Comets ran a couple of plays to set up placekicker Alex Knight with the 32 yard attempt that would go down in history as one of the most exciting finishes in Solon football history. As Knight’s kick sailed through the uprights to give Solon the 31-28 victory, team members and fans piled onto the field to celebrate the victory.

It was a comeback that not many people thought would happen after the Comets failed to convert with less then two minutes left in the fourth quarter. Strongsville managed to get the ball back but after punting it back after three plays, it set up the drive that would eventually tie the game.

Many of the Solon fans who rushed the field started hugging the players and coaches for the incredible comeback. Those who didn’t rush the field on the Solon side stood with smiles on their faces and couldn’t help but be amazed that the impossible just happened.

With the victory, the Comets finished the season 10-0 for the second straight season in a row and 5-0 in the conference.

 

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~ by jeffrsabo on October 30, 2010.

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