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The Comet

Sporting Events October, 2023


The Comets edged out Fort Scott 29-28 in an away game September 6th.

Chanute charged ahead in the second quarter with three consecutive touchdowns to Fort Scott’s one. The Tigers responded with a string of unanswered touchdowns, scoring one in each remaining quarter. Down by seven with 11 seconds left on the clock, Sophomore Chris Harding threw a 4 yard touchdown to receiver Elliot Stevenson to bring  the score to 27-28. One point down, Coach Frazell called for a two point conversion to win the game. Junior Nathan Wilson completed a 4 yard pass from Quinton Harding to bring the game home.

After being unable to play due to injury for several games, Junior Quinton Harding was back in the action Friday night, and he did not disappoint. Harding led the team with 153 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Receiver Jase Tarter also stood out, with one touchdown and 69 passing yards. While the Comets offensive strategy focused on running plays, Fort Scott fought for passing plays, completing 287 yards compared to the Comets 166. 

Chanute plays Coffeyville at home on October 13th.


In the final home game of the regular season, the Chanute Blue Comets defeated the Coffeyville Golden Tornadoes 14-0. 

Chanute held Coffeyville to a scoreless game through stellar defensive pressure. Only nine first downs and a combined 151 yards were allowed by the Comet’s defense. Junior Quinton Harding was back on full display Friday night, rushing 180 yards with 27 attempts and one touchdown in the first quarter. The Comets scored once more in the fourth quarter when Sophomore and first year quarterback Kris Harding ran the ball in for a touchdown. 

The Comets will travel to Labette October 20th for their final game of the regular season. 



The Blue Comets handily defeated Schlagle 45-10 in the first postseason matchup.

The Comets were heavily favored to defeat Schlagle going into the matchup, and that prediction would turn out to be accurate. Leading wide receiver Quinton Harding once again put up spectacular numbers with 280 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Sophomore quarterback Kris Harding practically cemented his future as starting quarterback with 194 passing yards and 3 touchdowns with 11 attempts. 

No matter the way you slice it, the Comets have had a dominating season and will be itching to seek revenge against Tonganoxie Friday, November 3. If Chanute wins the second game of the playoffs, it will be the furthest the Comet’s have advanced towards the state championship game in decades.