“Tarrant kept fighting and we got kind of tired on defense,” head coach Anthony Jacks said. “They were spreading us out. They did a good job of staying with it. They really had us on the run there. We never trailed, but we went up in the fourth quarter by two scores and they came back and we gave up some long passes and they scored. We got the ball with about five minutes to go in the game. We handed it to Daniel Caldwell on about seven or eight consecutive plays and we salted the game away. It was a hard-fought victory.”
After coasting to a 26-6 lead at the half, Tarrant came back and had the momentum in their favor. However, Darius Hale shifted the momentum back to Comer.
“I think at halftime we kind of relaxed and Tarrant never quit,” Jacks said. “They were able to get themselves back in the ball game and shifted the momentum a little bit. Darius Hale came up with a huge pick-6 in the fourth quarter and that kind of swung the momentum back in our favor. That enabled us to get the win.”
For the second consecutive week, running back Daniel Caldwell rushed for more than 100 yards. A balanced attack on offense proved to be crucial for the win.
“Early on, they couldn’t stop our inside running game,” Jacks said. “Daniel had a great game. I think the big plays early—we had a couple of big pass plays that we did on them, they crowded the box—and we finished the drives and managed to score.”