Dorian Richardson’s 3 touchdowns pace 3-1 Palomar Comets to a 31-24 overtime win over College of the Canyons
David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Chick Embry Field-Wilson Stadium-9-24-22: In one of the most hard fought games the 3-1 Comets of Palomar found out the hard way by defeated the College of the Canyons in a hard fought 31-24 battle.
The Cougars jumped out to a 7-0 lead as running back Anthony Spearman 5 carries for 44 yard scored his first touchdown on a 33 yarder.
Palomar took the lead in the game as Dorian Richardson scored his’s first touchdown on a 3 yarder, El Camino alum Kiah Reed threw for 167 yards rushing threw a 13 yarder to Kaa”Lei Apana (34 yards reception) Dorian Richardson’s second touchdown on a 3 yard run and Landon Ogles (Rancho Bernardo) connected on a field goal to go up 24-7.
College of the Canyons came back to tie the game at 24-24 as tailback Anthony Spearman scored his second touchdown on a 3 yarder and teammate Bryce Dickson’s 1 yard run,Tyler Morrison tied the game on a 24 yard field goal.
In overtime Palomar won the coin toss elected to be on the offense, Dorien Richardson (11 yards rushing) scored the game winning touchdown on a 4 yard run to make the final score 31-24 in favor of Palomar as their defense made key plays to end the contest.
Palomar Comets Head Football Coach Joe Early: “We knew this week that it is going to be a hard fought game vs Canyons, they’re well coached and successful this was a tight contest, as we led 24-7, our squad gained momentum in the game like teams always do they(Canyons) made a game out of it as they ran the ball to tie the game into overtime.
“We lost the toss as Kiah Reed start throwing the ball well I decided not to go for a field goal when we got down to the 1 we thought that Tajee Brooks (Escondido alum) scored but our heavy package did the job to win the game Dorian Richardson (Rancho Buena Vista) is a part of our package that ran for a lot of yards in high school has been with our team, takes pride in blocking but it’s something that we have to continue to build on to make a run.” said Coach Early.
“Kiah Reed has improved himself as a college football player is a little banged up with his groin Thomas Fishburn had to come in for us and led us to the score down there I am so happy for our squad to win a overtime game like that Canyons is a good team our defense made key plays but our offense is young.If we get our offense, defense and special teams improving we will play better football.” said Coach Early.
On Saturday, October 1, 2022 the Palomar Comets will be at San Diego Mesa College for a 6 PM kickoff.