After a tough start, RC Christian Comets finding their groove

RAPID CITY, S.D. – For the first five weeks of the season, the Rapid City Christian football team just couldn’t get on track.

It didn’t help that the Comets had a tough schedule and played strong teams such as Kadoka Area, Philip and Wall.

But now, things have turned around for the Comets.

The Comets are looking to wrap up the regular season with their fourth straight win as they host Jones County – White River on Friday at 6 p.m.

Rapid City Christian just posted back-to-back impressive wins over Hill City and Bison.

In fact, the Comets set a new school record for points scored in one game, after scoring 80 points against Bison.

First year head coach Ben Connot says his team is now playing with a lot more confidence.

“We’ve had a lot more energy and intensity,” RC Christian football coach Ben Connot said. “The big thing is we challenged them a few weeks ago is we need someone to step up and be some leaders and I felt like we’ve had that. The older kids stepping up and really taking pride and holding everybody else accountable. As a coach, there’s only so much I can do. I need a player led team to have the kind of success and we’ve had that the last few weeks. I think that’s really helped practices and pushed everyone around them and it’s paying off on Fridays. So hopefully, we can kind of keep that same kind of energy going into this week.”


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