HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS
Highlanders roll past Vikings
October 13, 2013Princeton High School
The Oak Hills Highlanders rolled past the Princeton Vikings 72-25 on Friday, October 11 at Oak Hills. The Vikings gave up 535 yards of offense (348 rushing), dropping to 2-5 overall, and 1-3 in the Greater Miami Conference.
Nearly upsetting Colerain a week ago, Princeton looked to continue its strong play against a very tough Highlanders' team. Jarrell White rushed for 60 yards on the first play from scrimmage, and Princeton was threatening to score quickly in the first quarter. However, Princeton went three and out on the new set of downs, and Nathan Walz missed left on the 27 yards out.
Oak Hills quickly took the ball and marched it down for a Highlanders' touchdown. Gilbert and the Princeton offense looked to answer back, but Oak Hills forced a fumble and was able to recover with great starting position. The Highlanders scored quickly, and Princeton saw themselves down 15-0 in the early minutes of the first quarter.
The Highlanders would score 29 unanswered points before Tyrell Gilbert connected with Elijah Ball for a 80 yard touchdown strike, cutting the lead 29-7 in the second quarter. The quick strike looked to turn the momentum, but Oak Hills responded with another touchdown drive to extend the lead, 37-7.
Princeton's offense would take advantage of the long ball late in the second quarter, as Gilbert would find Ball for a 54 yard touchdown strike. The offense was in rythem, and Princeton needed a huge play from the special teams to pin the Highlanders back. Justin Zellars raced down the field and put a huge hit to force and recover the fumble inside the opponents 25 yard line. Princeton's offense capitalized on another strong possession, ending with a 10 yard rushing touchdown by Gilbert just before half.
The momentum seemed to head back to Princeton, despite trailing 37-19 at the half.
Highlanders did not appear worried, and put together a quick touchdown drive to open the second half. Oak Hills would score 35 unanswered points in the third quarter to prevent any type of comeback from Princeton.
Princeton finished with 433 total yards of offense, but turned the ball over four times. Tyrell Gilbert finished 9 of 19 passing for 187 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. Gilbert rushed for 62 yards on 12 carries.
Freshman Jarrell White led the ground game with 80 yards on 5 carries, including the 60 yard run right through the defense on the first play from scrimmage.
GMC leader, Elijah Ball, finished with 7 catches for 187 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Princeton will host Lakota West Friday at 7:30pm.