• Matt Scher

Olivet avoids Hornet sting, dominating 35-6 on Homecoming

The Olivet football team ended homecoming on a high note with a 35-6 win over the Kalamazoo College Hornets on Saturday, Oct. 8 in front of a packed house at the Cutler Event Center.

The Comets started rolling early on defense forcing a three and out on the Hornets first possession. A short punt by Kalamazoo set up Olivet on the Hornet 35 yard line for their opening drive.

Olivet drove down the field and finished on their first offensive possession with a one yard touchdown run by senior running back Chris Jones to take an early 7-0 lead with 10:27 remaining in the first quarter.

On the second drive for Kalamazoo, junior defensive back Walter Love III was called for a personal foul penalty of targeting on a helmet to helmet hit and was ejected from the game.

After another strong defensive stand by the Comets, Olivet took over on its own 20 yard line. Seven plays later the Comets were able to reach the end zone with a nine yard touchdown run by senior running back Damorria Lilly to go up 14-0 with 4:51 remaining in the first quarter.

The early Comet dominance didn’t stop there as Olivet sophomore Kyle Neering blocked a Kalamazoo punt that put the Comets at the Hornets 28yard line


Three plays later, fifth year senior quarterback Braden Black connected with junior wide receiver Kornelius Saxton for a 15yard touchdown pass to put the Comets on top 21-0 with 10:37 to go in the second quarter.

On the opening drive