Second year Comfort football coach Brandon Easterly is quickly making his mark on the program.
In just his second year, he’s led the Bobcats to a district title, their first since the 2006 season. They did share one a few years ago with two other schools, but it’s their first outright district championship in 13 seasons.
Easterly said the coaching staff and the players deserve the credit.
“The district title means these kids and coaches have really done an amazing job buying in,” said Easterly who was the defensive coordinator at Pleasanton Grove for their 2017 state championship team. “I’m really happy for these kids.”
The Bobcats visit Ingram Moore on Friday night in a game that won’t affect Comfort’s postseason status. Comfort has the No. 1 seed locked up after they defeated Brady last week for the 13-3A II title.
Still, Easterly said it would be business as usual heading into Friday’s game.
“We’ll treat this week like every other,” he said. “We’re trying to get better and improve.”
Ingram is 0-4 in district and only 3-6 this season, but Easterly said they’re still dangerous.
“Their quarterback is really good,” he said. “They’ve been in every game at the half during district so we have to go out and start fast.”
Usually, Comfort is the smaller team physically going into most games and Easterly said that’ll be the case again Friday at Ingram.
“They are huge,” he said of the Warriors.
Comfort has won five in a row heading into Friday night and is 7-2 overall. They are 4-0 in district and have defeated Johnson City, Blanco, Sonora and Brady.
Both Comfort and Brady were 3-0 entering last Friday’s game. It was close early and the Cats were trailing 13-10 at the half, but blew it open in the second half by outscoring the Dogs, 39-21, in the second half.
In last Friday’s game, Comfort’s athleticism was on display. They had two 77-yard kickoff returns for touchdowns, one from Zach Vilo and the other from Oscar Falcon.
NOTES: Comfort will play either Ganado or Schulenburg in the first round in Floresville next Friday.