Princeton batters the Bulldogs in district semifinal shutout

Princeton High School’s football team is now 11-0, courtesy of a 42-0 win over the visiting South Harrison Bulldogs on a windy and cold Friday night at Eddie Allen Field.

In the Class 1, District 8 semifinals, the Grand River Conference Tigers opened the scoring at the 6:47 mark of the 1st quarter, on a 11 yard touchdown strike from Andrew Smith to Clayton Sweetin.  Tom Johnson had the call on KTTN FM 92.3:

The Tigers prolific offense struck again, less than four minutes later, as Smith found senior Blaine Millburn on a 38-yard strike:

After both touchdowns, Tanner Coffman ran in two-point conversions, leaving Princeton ahead 16-0 late in the first quarter.  However, the fifth-seeded Bulldogs were able to move the football down to the Tigers 22-yard line, with 1:42 remaining in the opening quarter, before the Princeton defense made a huge play to add to the lead:

The Tigers added a pair of second quarter scores to lead to the locker room up 36-0, as Coffman scored on a 43 yard pass and catch from Smith, while Garrett Enright, on an 18-yard scoring pass, pushed Princeton’s lead to 34-0, with a two-point catch by Cameron Gittings adding two more points to that total.

A third-quarter touchdown pass of eight yards from Smith to Gittings finished the scoring, as Princeton was victorious 42-0.  Tiger Head Coach Thomas Hotmer was very pleased with the way his team handled a strong challenge from South Harrison:

The win moves the Tigers to 11-0 on the season, and into the Class 1, District 8 championship game for the second year in a row, with the defending Class 1 state champion Penney Hornets (10-1) traveling to Eddie Allen Field on Friday, November 3rd for the 7 o’clock district final.  Friday night’s game can be heard on BOTH KTTN FM 92.3 and Hot Country Z 101.7, with “Football Frenzy” beginning coverage at 6 o’clock.