RC Christian football team returns to action Saturday against Hot Springs
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Christian football team is coming out of a bye week rested and confident, as the Comets resume their season on Saturday at home against Hot Springs.
The Comets earned their first win of the season on Sept. 3 as they shut out Hill City 36-0.
Quarterback Sam Fischer rushed 15 times for 92 yards and three rushing touchdowns in the game against the Rangers.
Meanwhile, Wyatt Batie rushed 12 times for 65 yards and a score.
During the first game of the season back on August 21, the Comets lost their starting quarterback Avery Wipf to a season ending injury.
But first year head coach Nathan Long says the injury to Wipf has allowed other players to step up and play a bigger role on the team.
“We had to move some different players into different positions because we weren’t expecting to lose him that early in the first game or lose him at all for that matter,” said Comets head coach Nathan Long. “He’s been a great leader for us. But we’re learning the talents of the other players in the other positions that we’ve had to move around. We’ve adjusted the offense to sort of support their talents and try to move on with the season and make the best of it.”
The Comets are now 1-2 on the year and play three out of their final five games of the regular season at home.
Coach Long says his team continues to make progress each week.
But they need to stay healthy in order to have more success.
“We don’t have a lot of kids on the bench and I know other smaller teams in 11B struggle with that also,” said Long. “But that becomes very evident when we have someone that’s ill or someone that’s injured. We’re figuring out what we do well and we’re very excited about what we can do for the rest of the season. But keeping our team healthy because we don’t have a lot of numbers, will be very important for us. So we’re trying to do everything we can to make sure they play safely and practice well and are in good physical shape and are mentally ready to play the game.”
Rapid City Christian will host Hot Springs on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m.