BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity football team got back in the win column last weekend, thrashing visiting Kent Island, 35-7, on Friday to improve to 2-1 on the young season.
The Seahawks set the tone early against the Buccaneers, scoring a touchdown just over four minutes into the game on a four-yard pass from quarterback Tim Donnelly to Andrew Brickey. Kent Island tied the game at 7-7 with just under two minutes left in the first quarter with a 14-play, 47-yard drive culminating with a three-yard touchdown run, but that was as close as the Buccaneers would get.
Decatur struck quickly again, scoring on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Donnelly to Danny Kominos on the last play of the first quarter to go back on top, 14-7, and the Seahawks never looked back. For Kominos, the long touchdown pass was a sign of things to come as the running back would score two more touchdowns in the game on the ground.
Kominos scored on an eight-yard run in the second quarter to put the Seahawks up, 21-7. Brendan Chavis then scored on a one-yard dive play near the end of the first half to extend the Decatur lead to 28-7 at the intermission. While the Seahawk offense was hitting on all cylinders, no less impressive was the Decatur defense, which stopped the Buccaneer offense cold after yielding the first quarter touchdown. Senior captain Danny Miller was outstanding in the contest, collecting a remarkable 21 tackles and an interception in the win over Kent Island.
Late in the third quarter, Kominos scored his third and final touchdown of the game on an eight-yard run to extend the lead to 34-7. Josh Bock converted the extra point, his fifth of the night, to make it 35-7, which was how the game would end after a scoreless fourth quarter.
For Decatur, the win had to be sweet after a heartbreaking, three-point loss to Indian River the week before when the Indians drove the length of the field to win 17-14. The Indians drove 97 yards for the winning touchdown with the clock running down in the fourth quarter to continue their recent winning streak over the Seahawks, who appeared on the verge of reversing the trend.
The Seahawks beat Washington, 41-0, in the season opener before the loss to Indian River, and the big win over Kent Island last weekend improved their record to 2-1 with the meat of their schedule looming.
Decatur travels to always tough Easton tonight before returning home next week for a homecoming game against Queen Anne’s. Also looming on the schedule is a road game with Bayside South leading Parkside before the Seahawks one and only off week of the season.