You could tell Princeton's WR's Johnny Long, EJ Morton Green, and Dominique Smith had the skills to pay the bills, but Princeton's quarterbacks couldn't get the ball to these guys all night (8-26 for 64 yards and 2 int's). It looked like the Vikings have plenty to work for, but it will take a little more time in the lab. DB Jurrel Williams also showed he was special as he ran a kickoff back for a TD displaying every skill set the great ones have. More importantly, the TD came in response to a really bad night for the senior DB. Junior's DL Tony Daniels, LB Lauren Johnson, and DB Daronce Daniels put in work on D allowing Bacon only 50 rushing yards, but Roger Bacon's offensive execution and great field position neutralized Princeton's defensive.
Can you say Demetrious Toombs? I have officially named him "Toombsday" because of the way he rumbles. Toombs, while only gaining 49 yards on 11 carries, made big play after big play. He scored, caught the ball for a score, and moved the chains. He fumbled the ball too much, but other than that had a great game. QB Scott Pumpple was the story of the game. Pumpple's 11 of 19 and a TD for 193 yards was very effective as he picked Princeton's cover two zone to pieces and only threw one pick. WR Matt Hagen caught 3 balls for 74 yards! Toombs was also a factor on defense along with the leadership of senior LB Dan McManus and junior DE Lakristopher Devant.
The defending State Champion Elder Panther smashed mouth their way to a victory over Winton woods on the back of Mr. Bradley Glatthaar. Glatthaar had 176 yards rushing at halftime and finished the game with 235 on 33 carries. FB Pat Lysaght along with OL Correy McKenna and Eric Wood led the way up front as the hogs eventually wore the gamey Warriors down. Defensively, LB Michael Brown, LB Eric Andriacco, led the Panthers. LB Seth Preistle, and DL Tony Stegman.
Jamaal Akbar is a STAR. Yeah, the senior WR only caught three balls for 84 yards, but he was open all night long. Looked like QB Jamal Ferguson outplayed the starting quarterback and that QB controversy should be over. FB Marcus Williams rushed 12 times for 85 yards. Sophomore TB Julian Johnson caught 4 balls for 110 yards. Defensively, LB Allan Eichert, FS Chris Rutledge, DE Roscoe Bratton, OLB Mario Cunningham, and S Troy Julius played major roles!