Comets break out broomsticks, prepare the confetti

September 25, 2015


I know, I know, Olivet’s been here before. 


Three non-conference wins, three foes “outta sight, outta mind.”


We all know that “these wins” are meaningless, insignificant, nothing. That of course holds true, unless a certain tiebreaker were to happen. Damn you, non-conference play and your worth to the league (but thanks to the league for a playoff spot in 2007). I guess take the sweep and sleep comfortably… two weeks in fact, it’s bye week! 


All aboard the MIAA champion train. Final stop: Alma, Michigan. 


What do you mean I’m overreacting? Don’t be that guy telling me Earlham hasn’t won a game since 2013, and how they couldn’t muster up positive yardage on the ground. 


I mean, come on, it was 74-13.


That’s murder in the first degree. 


Oh, by the way, that same 74-point dominance was third-most in school history. It would have been the second 100-point performance of the 21st century had Dan Pifer not sent in second, third and fourth string recruits at the start of the third quarter. 


Second half play selection: 33 rushes, 5 passes. Seven different running backs with at least one carry. Might as well line up, ride the wing-T formation and say, “it would be morally wrong to pass anymore.”  


Meanwhile, Olivet put up four touchdowns during that span. Whoa, wait. What? 


Among the midst of stand outs, 6-foot-4-inch, 230-pound back-up quarterback Lane Porter -- 4 for 5, 60 yards and two passing touchdowns -- is “the guy” for the Comets in 2016. Well, actually, should I? Yea, he’d be the guy right now if Braden Black were to go down. So much depth on offense, the talent is never-ending. I mean, I prefer prime rib as my top choice but I’m perfectly fine with sirloin. 


Black – the general – and rightfully so, has stormed out the gate accounting for seven touchdown passes and nearly a 70 percent completion rate. His seven touchdowns are on pace to break the school’s single-season touchdown passing record (hmmm, yea he broke it in 2013 with 20 and in 2014 he had 21). I