Columbus Comets

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Columbus Comets
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Founded 2003
League NWFA (2003-2008)
WFA (2009-present)
Team history Columbus Flames (2003)
Columbus Comets (2004-present)
Based in Grove City, Ohio
Stadium Grove City Christian School
Colors Black, Royal Blue, White
Owner(s) HP Sports, INC.
Head coach Hank 'The Hammer' Patterson
Championships 0
Division titles 4 (NWFA: 2007 & 2008, WFA: 2009 & 2010)

The Columbus Comets are a women's professional American football team based in Columbus, Ohio.[1] They play in the Women's Football Alliance. The Comets played in the National Women's Football Association from their inception in 2003 until 2008 (in 2003 they were known as the Columbus Flames). Their home games are played at Grove City Christian School in Grove City, Ohio.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Columbus Flames (NWFA)
2003 5 3 0 3rd Mid-Atlantic Division --
Columbus Comets (NWFA)
2004 6 2 0 4th North Great Lakes Won Northern Conference Quarterfinal (Mass.)
Lost Northern Conference Semifinal (Detroit)
2005 6 2 0 5th North Division Lost Northern Conference Quarterfinal (SW Michigan)
2006 5 3 0 2nd North Central Won Eastern Conference Quarterfinal (West Michigan)
Won Eastern Conference Semifinal (Pensacola)
Lost Eastern Conference Championship (D.C.)
2007 6 2 0 2nd South North Won Southern Conference Quarterfinal (Pensacola)
Won Southern Conference Semifinal (Chattanooga)
Won Southern Conference Championship (Oklahoma City)
Lost NWFA Championship (Pittsburgh)
2008 6 2 0 1st North Central Won Northern Conference Quarterfinal (Fort Wayne)
Lost Northern Conference Semifinal (Philadelphia)
Columbus Comets (WFA)
2009 8 0 0 1st National Mid-Atlantic Lost National Conference Semifinal (West Michigan)
2010 8 0 0 1st National Mid-Atlantic Won National Conference Quarterfinal (Baltimore)
Won National Conference Semifinal (Philadelphia)
Won National Conference Championship (St. Louis)
Lost WFA Championship (Lone Star)
2011 5 3 0 3rd National Mid-Atlantic --
2012 2 6 0 3rd National Division 3 --
Total 67 30 0 (including playoffs)

* = current standing

Roster[edit]

Columbus Comets roster
Quarterbacks
  • 14 D.J. Elmore

Running Backs

  • #30 Vanessa Jackson

Wide Receivers

  •  2 Ayesha Jones
  • 25 Whitney Barnes
  • 21 Carly Baird
Offensive Line
  • Lorrain Harris
  • Carolyn O'Leary
  • Jennifer Bahan
  • Holli Robison
  • Rebecca Bautista

Defensive Line

  • Cassandra Pettway

Linebackers

  • Jo Ann Gardner
  • Cristie Sabatucci
  • Lindsey Rice
Defensive Backs
  •  1 Dietra Sherwin
  • 22 Ivy Ortman
  • 8 Tiffany Sollberger
  • 31 Sentora Rodriguez

Special Teams

  • The Team

Multiple Positions

  • 25 Whitney Barnes WR/CB
  • 42 Lindsay Rice LB/RB
  • 49 Cristie Sabatucci LB/TE
  • 50 Kim Roberts DL/OL
  • 59 Staci Alkula OL/LS


Injured Reserve
  • Erika Englund

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant


Rookies in italics
Roster updated December 30, 2010
41 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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2009[edit]

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result Type
April 18 Pittsburgh Force Home Won 49-0 Regular Season
May 2 Cincinnati Sizzle Home Won 36-0 Regular Season
May 9 Cleveland Fusion Home Won 30-12 Regular Season
May 16 Pittsburgh Force Away Won 38-0 Regular Season
June 6 Cleveland Fusion Away Won 20-7 Regular Season
June 13 Kentucky Karma Home Won 23-8 Regular Season
June 20 Cincinnati Sizzle Away Won 47-8 Regular Season
June 27 Kentucky Karma Away Won 21-12 Regular Season
July 11 West Michigan Mayhem Away Lost 12-41 National Conference Semifinal

2010[edit]

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result Type
April 17 Pittsburgh Force Away Won 68-0 Regular Season
April 24 Dayton Diamonds Home Won 43-0 Regular Season
May 8 Pittsburgh Force Home Won 58-0 Regular Season
May 15 West Michigan Mayhem Home Won 36-31 Regular Season
May 22 Cincinnati Sizzle Away Won 68-6 Regular Season
June 5 Kentucky Karma Home Won 60-0 Regular Season
June 12 Dayton Diamonds Away Won 48-0 Regular Season
June 19 Toledo Reign Away Won 65-0 Regular Season
June 26 Baltimore Burn Home Won 67-8 National Conference Quarterfinal
July 10 Philadelphia Liberty Belles Home Won 38-7 National Conference Semifinal
July 17 St. Louis Slam Home Won 21-14 National Conference Championship
July 31 Lone Star Mustangs Neutral (Las Vegas, NV) Lost 12-16 WFA Championship

2011[edit]

Standings[edit]

2011 Mid Atlantic Division
W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y-Pittsburgh Passion 8 0 0 1.000 270 35 8-0 --- W8
Cleveland Fusion 5 3 0 0.625 267 90 5-3 3.0 L1
Columbus Comets 5 3 0 0.625 191 60 5-3 3.0 W2
Pittsburgh Force 2 6 0 0.000 8 364 2-6 6.0 L1
Erie Illusion 0 8 0 0.250 68 255 0-8 8.0 L8

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 2 Cleveland Fusion Home Won 16-13
April 9 Pittsburgh Force Home Won 55-0
April 30 Pittsburgh Passion Away Lost 0-17
May 7 Erie Illusion Away Won 36-7
May 14 Cleveland Fusion Away Lost 6-16
May 21 Pittsburgh Passion Home Lost 6-7
June 4 Erie Illusion Home Won 6-0**
June 18 Pittsburgh Force Away Won 64-0

** = Won by forfeit

2012[edit]

Standings[edit]

2012 Division 3
W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
Pittsburgh Passion 7 1 0 0.875 407 90 3-1 --- W3
D.C. Divas 5 3 0 0.625 289 157 4-1 1 L1
Columbus Comets 2 6 0 0.250 78 139 0-2 4 W1

Season schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 21 Chicago Force Away Lost 0-47
April 28 Pittsburgh Passion Home Lost 14-37
May 5 D.C. Divas Away Lost 0-49
May 12 Cincinnati Sizzle Away
May 19 Detroit Dark Angels Home Lost 0-7
June 2 Cleveland Fusion Home
June 9 Pittsburgh Passion Away
June 16 D.C. Divas Home

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pittsburgh Passion - Columbus Comets to Play in the World Championship of Women". The Paramus Post. July 8, 2007. Retrieved January 29, 2011. 

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