No. 3 Colerain welcomed Mason to the Greater Miami Conference Thursday night by handing the Comets a 35-14 loss at Mason’s Dwire Field.
Matt Natali has more from the game.
MASON – Colerain welcomed Mason to the Greater Miami Conference Thursday night by handing the Comets a 35-14 loss at Mason’s Dwire Field.
The Cardinals controlled the game from to onset scoring on their second play from scrimmage and each of their first four possessions going up 28-0 less than two minutes into the second quarter.
Colerain (4-0, 1-0) held a 386-142 advantage in total offensive yards rushing for 202 and passing for 184.
Colerain RB and Eastern Michigan recruit Dominique Sherrer led all stat-getters with 155 yards rushing on 16 carries and three touchdowns, including a 52-yard sprint to the end zone on Colerain’s second offensive play early in the game. He also had touchdown runs of 49 and 16 yards.
“(Dominique) is a heck of a player as always. We want him to have the ball and he can make some special things happen,” said Colerain head coach Tom Bolden. “He’s a great kid and a class kid.”
Sherrer said, “I’d like to congratulate the offensive line because without them I would not be there. I just took advantage of the holes they opened and did the best that I could do.”
Joseph Harrison, Monty Ivery and Quentin Sims combined for 54 yards on the ground. Sims also had the final Colerain touchdown scoring from five yards out on the ground in the third quarter. The play was called for Sherrer but he changed the call in the huddle to get Sims the ball.
“He put his good buddy Sims in the ‘I’ down there on the goal line to get the toss even though it was actually called to him,” Bolden explained. “I was madder than heck at him in one sense but in the other sense it just shows his character.”
Cardinals QB Doug Reynolds went 11-of-14 passing for 184 yards and a 48-yard touchdown strike to Ravelle Sadler in the first quarter. Reynolds connected with Sims four times for 82 yards.
Colerain was penalized 10 times in the game for 69 yards and lost two fumbles.
“I was a little disappointed in that I don’t think we played four complete quarters of football. It was kind of hard to get into a rhythm offensively with so many flags in the second half. But the kids played hard and we just have to make sure we play four solid quarters,” Bolden said.
Mason (0-4, 0-1) got on the board late in the game scoring two touchdowns with less than four minutes left on 1-yard and 4-yard scoring runs by Patrick Koman and Andy Porter, respectively.
QB Koman was 5-of-17 passing for 67 yards in the game.
Comets punter Derek Cox was busy with 10 punts for an average of 34.6 yards per boot.
Mason was formerly a member of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference before joining the GMC this season.
The win over Mason marks the Cardinals 52nd straight conference win.
Colerain is currently ranked No. 3 in the Division I ONN-Ohio High magazine Power Poll and No. 17 in the country by PrepNation.com.