Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Sports

October 12, 2013

Eastern wins shootout with Taylor

Comets rack up 497 yards of offense.

(Continued)

The tone was set early when Eastern’s Will Porter went the double reverse route for 63 yards for a TD on the opening play from scrimmage, and Cole Walker’s PAT boot had the Comets up after a mere 19 seconds had elapsed. Taylor didn’t flinch and Titan quarterback Jordon Lazaro and running back Dayne Tomlinson took Taylor 74 yards in 12 plays for a score. The kick failed, but it was a 7-6 Eastern lead with more fireworks to come.

Eastern quarterback Bates had perhaps his best game of the year four touchdown passes totaling 135 yards and he was also good on his feet with 93 yards and a TD in 11 trips.

He hit Porter with a 50-yard fling to make it 13-6; ran seven yards for a score to make it 21-13; hit Noah Aaron for a seven-yard payoff to make it 28-13; found Porter again for a 49-yard strike to up the lead to 35-13 and then hooked up with Braden Gibson for a 24-yard TD to make the score 49-23.

“I think the big difference was Eastern had more athletes than we did,” Davis said. “But our kids stuck with it, didn’t wilt and that says a lot for the kind of kids we have. It’s been that way all year, our guys play hard for four quarters.

“We wanted to get the ball in the hands of Tomlinson and Lazaro because they are our best athletes. But it was a big-play game, and that was the difference. We have to grind it out, and I think as the game wore on fatigue became a factor.”

Other Comet scores came late in the contest when Byers bolted two yards for a score and promising freshman Corbin Hetzner capped a six-carry, 74-yard night with a 55-yard scamper. Byers had six carries for 68 yards in a part-time role.

Taylor’s Tomlinson had an equally impressive night with a touchdown bolts of five, 19, five and again five yards as part of a 24-carry, 139-yard effort. The gutsy Lazaro carried 15 times for 53 tough yards, and his 7-of-19 passing performance for 113 yards could’ve been much richer if not for a few dropped throws.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • SPL - KT082114 Brett Bowman column-pic Smackdown gets rolling tonight The three biggest nights of the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series’ season kick off tonight and conclude Saturday night with the third-running of the Stoops’ Freightliner Sprint Car Smackdown at the Kokomo Speedway.The event is rapidly gaining mo

    August 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Kokomo tennis 04 Prep roundup for Thursday, Aug. 21: Kokomo tennis tops Alex Kokomo’s boys tennis team topped Alexandria 4-1 on the Wildkat courts on Wednesday to even the Kats’ record at 1-1.The No. 1 doubles team of Blake Brookshire and Joey Hurlocker won 6-2, 6-4 and were the first point off the court for the Kats. The No.

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Taylor fball practice 01 Titans adjusting on the fly to new coach When Taylor found itself without a football coach after the sudden departure of Eric Davis in the first week of preseason practice, the school turned to one person who couldn’t say no, no matter how difficult the situation.Long-time girls basketball

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • EHSvsPeruFB 19 Peru looks to take another step in the right direction The Peru football team posted a 4-6 record last year, which marked the Bengal Tigers’ best showing since the 2000 team went 7-5.Peru coach Bob Prescott would like to build on its 2013 success.“We are trying to improve every day, and taking it one day

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jenkins card Greatest Save brings Major Leaguers to Kokomo Community First Bank Executive Vice President Bob Hickman saw first hand the great benefits and excitement the Greatest Save program brought to the community of Evansville the last two years. He watched as Major League Baseball legends like Rollie Fi

    August 21, 2014 3 Photos

  • Age no opponent for some of NFL's veteran stars NEW YORK (AP) — There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head. You can't see them from far away, but up close, tiny gray hairs are starting to emerge — color-sapped reminders that the New York Jets quarterback is no longer the speedy y

    August 20, 2014

  • SPL - KT082014 - Western football preview - pic FOOTBALL: Western preview Western's football team ran the ball on 575 of its 634 offensive plays last season. Three players combined to account for 424 of the rushing attempts. Expect a much different look from the Panthers under new coach Ronnie Jankovich.

    August 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPL - KT082014 - Cass football preview - mug FOOTBALL: Cass preview Lewis Cass may lack experience entering this season, but not moxie. The Kings return just a handful of starters from last year’s team that finished 5-5, one of the few teams in recent program history that did not win more games than it lost.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT082014 - County boys XC preview - pic BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Howard County preview Western's boys cross country team is ready to chase after more championship hardware. The Panthers are four-time defending Mid-Indiana Conference champions and two-time defending Logansport Sectional winners.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep roundup for Wednesday, Aug. 20 Taylor's boys soccer team got its season off to a flying start with a 5-1 victory over Western on Tuesday night, highlighted by a hat trick from Hunter Stephens. It marked the first time the Titans had beaten the Panthers in Mike Shane's tenure as coach.

    August 20, 2014

Featured Ads
SportsKT twitter
More kokomotribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Tit for Tat? McDonald's Shuttered in Moscow Life on the Professional Video Game Circuit TX Gov Perry in Washington: 'Confident' in Case Hospital Releases Two Missionaries Who Had Ebola Ramen Health Risks: The Dark Side of the Noodle NYC Doctor-in-chief Seeks Community Approach Indonesian Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters Raw: Shots Fired in Liberian Shantytown DOJ, Bank of America Reach Record Settlement Raw: Cubavision Airs Images of Fidel Castro Raw: Grief After Deadly Airstrikes in Gaza Officer Who Pointed Gun at Protesters Suspended Kathy Griffin Challenges Minaj to 'a Booty Off' Johnson: Six Arrests, No Tear Gas in Ferguson Raw: Rescue, Relief Efforts at Japan Landslide Cadavers, a Teen, and a Medical School Dream California Drought Stings Honeybees, Beekeepers Officer Who Pointed Gun at Protesters Suspended US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.