The Crater Comets are entering their third season since moving up from the 5A to 6A classification. The Comets improved greatly from year one to year two, going 2-8 in 2010, but following that up with a 6-5 record last season. Crater is looking to take the next step this fall and start contending for a conference title. The Comets certainly have the personnel to make some noise. Quarterback Chase Mackey is back, as are University of Arizona commits Derrick Turituri and R.J. Morgan. The biggest problem for Crater is that as one of the smallest 6A schools its roster isn’t as deep as some of the bigger schools. To overcome their numbers problem, the Comets have been working overtime this summer.
“Our kids work extremely hard,” said head coach John Beck. “Extremely hard. I don’t think, workout wise and in the speed and strength aspect of it, I don’t know if there’s people that work as hard as we do. But we have to.”
The Comets begin the season on the road at Tualatin on August 31st. Crater’s home opener is the following week against Oregon City, the team that knocked the Comets out of the playoffs last fall.