Princeton to open “Hotmer Era” with two KCI opponents, before ’16 GRC tests begin

 The Princeton Tigers will have a new coach and a hoping to make a jump in the Grand River Conference standings, as the 2016 high school football season begins to draw closer.  

Former coach John Goodin resigned his position midway through the school year, putting the Tigers in position to search for a new coach. They found him in 24-year old Thomas Hotmer, an assistant coach at Bolivar High School in 2015.

Coach Hotmer and the Tigers, before going into the new-look, larger GRC, have two opponents from the KCI Conference to deal with.  In Week #1, the Tigers will host the Mid-Buchanan Dragons (Friday, August 19th), followed in Week #2 (Friday, August 26th) play a road trip to Dearborn, to take on the North Platte Panthers.

Conference play for Princeton opens at Milan, as the Wildcats opponent in the first-ever Grand River Conference football game to be played at historic Cal Hubbard Field.  That game, on September 2nd, will be followed by Trenton visiting Princeton for the second consecutive year, with the Bulldogs and Tigers locking up on September 9th.

Princeton hosts Putnam County on September 16th, and finishes a three-game home-stand with Maysville at Eddie Allen Field on September 23rd. September’s slate of games for the Tigers wraps up with a trip to Gallatin on the 30th.

The final two regular season games for the Tigers will be on October 7th, hosting the long-time rival South Harrison Bulldogs, and on October 14th, with a road trip to Polo to play the Panthers.

Six Princeton games are scheduled for broadcast on the PAR Broadcast Group this fall, including the Trenton at Princeton contest on Hot Country Z 101.7.  KTTN broadcasts for Princeton will include the games at North Platte and Milan (Weeks 2 and 3), the home game with Putnam County in Week #4, the road game at Gallatin in Week #7, and the home date with South Harrison for Week #8.


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