Coloma lost a tough battle to the Hamilton Hawkeyes in the home opener for the Comets. With the 21-0 score, Coloma drops to 1-1 on the season with next week's home match up against Notre Dame Secondary (Canada). Hamilton used a tough spread offense to take the best of Coloma on the opening drive. After that, the Comets defense held the Hawkeyes to only 14 more points, and came up with stop over stop in crucial situations. The offense was a different story as the new passing attack sputtered. Sam Swihart went 16 out of 30 with two interceptions. Coloma's offense does not work well throwing 30 times a game and despite Allred running for 74 yards, the Comets were shut out. A few big plays and a couple of trips to the red zone left Coloma without a point.
Despite playing a team that has 52 players on the team and a size advantage, Coloma was tough and the defense played very well, showing improvement over the last game. Facing all these spreads will help the Comets improve and adapt well, and help the offense by giving it time to gel.The Comets play at MacDaniels Field at 7 on September 11 against Notre Dame Secondary, a high school in Canada, making a 6 hour drive to round out Coloma's non conference schedule.