Rapid City Christian football team ready to bounce back after a tough start

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Starting the season off with four straight losses was not the way the Rapid City Christian football team wanted the first month to go.

But the Comets are hoping to bounce back during the second half of the season.

The Comets recently lost to the Wall Eagles on Friday, Sept. 13. Rapid City Christian trailed by just 14 points at halftime.

But the Eagles ran away with the game in the second half to win 42-0.

The Comets have struggled to get things going offensively this season. Rapid City Christian has been outscored 180-6 in four games.

Although the Comets have been hampered by injuries, a number of players have stepped up this season.

“We have David Greni who I started out a the beginning of the year at wide receiver,” Rapid City Christian head football coach Ron McLaughlin said. “We’ve asked him to move in at center. Just because of injuries. He’s led by example doing that. We have Presley Myers and Avery Wipf, a junior and a sophomore, wide receivers that have caught the ball well. Moved the ball well. We have some weapons. Its just getting the ball into their hands.”

The schedule for the second half of the season looks more favorable for Rapid City Christian.

The Comets will play Lyman on Friday night.

Then they face Edgemont, Hill City and Jones County – White River to close out the regular season.

“At least two or three of those have struggled a little bit this year like us,” Ron McLaughlin said. “So we’re expecting to compete. If we can stay healthy, we’re going to compete.”


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