COMETS FOOTBALL SEASON ENDS ON A HIGH NOTE
by Win Hadley
FALLSBURG, November 2021—The Fallsburg Comets 8-man varsity football team put up 31 points in their third game of the season, a September 24 win at Eldred, but then lost four games in a row, scoring just 37 points total while giving up 137.
But the Comets ended the 2021 season on a high note on Friday, October 29, racking up 425 yards in total offense in a 34-12 home win over Eldred. Fallsburg finished the season with a 2-6 overall record, 2-4 in league play.
In the season ending win, sophomore Isaiah Young was the offensive standout, accounting for 250 yards in total offense, including 171 yards rushing—in just seven carries. Young scored three times on the ground, and also threw for 64 yards and a score.
Junior Andrew Rein was also an offensive standout for Fallsburg, rushing for 78 yards, and adding another 54 on three receptions. Rein also completed three of five passes for 55 yards and a touchdown.
Rein was a standout on defense against the Yellow Jackets, too, leading Fallsburg with seven tackles. Young contributed five, while three Comets, juniors Carlos Alvarado and Eugene Johnson and freshman Amari Gibbs had four tackles apiece.
Young finished the season with 441 passing yards, second in conference play to Ellenville senior David McCombs. Young’s 549 rushing yards were fourth best in the league.
On the season, three teams, Roscoe/Livingston Manor, Sullivan West, and Ellenville finished with identical 4-1 records in league play, Tri-Valley was 2-3 in conference action, Fallsburg 2-4 and Eldred 0-6.