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Vikings Struggle at Colerain

September 17, 2012
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The Princeton football team opened up conference play with a 55-0 loss at Colerain on Friday, September 14. The loss drops the Vikings to 0-4 on the season, and 0-1 in the Greater Miami Conference.

The defense for the Vikings came out aggressive, limiting the Cardinals' offense to their traditional big plays early on and forcing them to quick three and outs.

With the offense in check early in the first quarter, Colerain used their defensive pressure to put points on the board. After an excellent punt by Colerain to pin the Vikings inside the 8 yard line, the Cardinals' defense would score off of a fumble. On the next drive, William Blevins' pass was intercepted and returned for a touchdown, putting the Vikings in an early 14-0 hole to start the game.

Colerain's offense was finally able to break loose in the second quarter for a 54 yard touchdown run. The running attack from the Cardinals tallied 406 yards in the game. Colerain would add another touchdown to extend the lead 28-0 midway in the second quarter.

Princeton's offense got things going in the second quarter, as the rushing attack led by Blevins would march deep into Colerain territory. Failing to convert on third down, the Vikings failed to convert on a field goal opportunity. Looking to add more points on the boad, Princeton's defense would step up and Geno Madison would recover a Colerain fumble to give the offense the opportunity in the final minutes of the second quarter.

Senior Demarco Thomas led the charge to start the second half with a 76 yard kick off return. However, costly penalties and excellent defense would force the Vikings backwards. Colerain would force another turnover, and score four unanswered touchdowns to end the game.

As a team, the Vikings tallied just 115 total yards of offense to Colerain's 537 yards.

Princeton's next game will be Friday, September 21 vs. Oak Hills.

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