CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Friday, the Crater Comets begin their season against seventh ranked Tualatin. The Timberwolves allowed the fewest points of any 6A school last year, 130 in 11 games.
The Comets follow that game up with a home date against Oregon City, the team that knocked Crater out of the playoffs last season. The Comets were 4-0 over the past two seasons in pre-season play, but that success hasn’t translated into Southwest Conference action, where Crater was 3-11. The Comets hope by scheduling tougher opponents, they’ll be ready to go when league play comes around.
“Our players really felt like their first two games the past couple of years didn’t prepare us for our league play,” said head coach John Beck, “to get that continuous grind, so I think this pre-season, win, lose or draw is going to make us a better football team.”