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HEADS UP: University senior star Domonick Heads blows by Westchester High School defenders during their Western
league showdown last Friday. University won to improve to 4-2 over all and continue to press Venice in the league
There was freshness in the air at Westchester High School on senior night with new head coach, Tim Lenderman, moving up from the Junior Varsity squad last Friday night.
The Comets had to wait little while to start the game because of the late arrival of visiting University Wildcats because their bus was late in picking up the team.
With a short warm up, University imposed its will most of the night in 30-14 victory and Western League opener win against the host Comets.
University looked to establish their running game tonight with the tandem backs, Jarrod Carter who had two touchdowns (14-yard and 8-yard) and Tyrone Nelson one touchdown (13-yards). Their first offense series, Wildcats went 80-yards on six run plays topped off with 14-yard touchdown by Carter at 9:47 mark. Nelson came back a few series later to run in touchdown with 4:01 left in first quarter to allow University to take 14-0 lead into the 2nd quarter.
Westchester was its own worst enemy creating a slew of penalties and dropping its share passes. In the first quarter, Comets wide receiver fumbled after a nice reception to turned the ball over at 9:47 mark.
As the game progressed, Comets signal caller, Aaron Greenfield, began to show his frustrations because of the multiple drops throughout the night.
After a bad snap in third quarter, Westchester gave University two more points with a safety 16-8. University was successful in getting the ball back a few more times after scoring to keep Westchester offensive off the field and eat up the clock. Westchester Coach, Lenderman said, “Young team, play defense allow kids to be athletes, a lot of stuff worked, but drops and missed opportunities hurt us tonight.” So, with one week under his belt, look for more coaching and mentoring of the Comets.
After the victory, University earned its fourth win of the season, which established a new benchmark for third year coach Lee Lowe. It was team win with great defense, special teams, offense and second strings who stepped up. Low was excited about the league win and his team performance, “So proud of Kids – Coaching staff…”
Next week will be a big test for University (4-2, 1-0) travel to Venice (4-2, 1-0); Westchester (2-4, 0-1) will travel to Palisades (4-2, 0-1) on October 18th.