HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS
Vikings score 35 unanswered in win
November 3, 2013Princeton High School
The Princeton Vikings football team outscored the Middletown Middies 35-0 in the second half to claim a 56-35 victory on Friday, November 1 at Mancuso Field.
Trailing 35-21 at the half, the up-tempo offense generated 341 total yards in the second half. Elijah Harris cut the deficit in half after a 25-yard blast up the middle for the score. Harris finished the night with 40 yards on the ground.
After a quick stop on defense, Princeton’s Tyrell Gilbert juked the Middies’ defense for a 60- yard touchdown score. Gilbert would then break out for a 63-yard touchdown score on the team’s next offensive possession to give Princeton a 42-35 lead at the start of the fourth quarter. Gilbert finished with 177 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns.
The defense stepped up big in the second half after allowing 35 first half points and 263 yards of total offense. The Middletown offense managed just 100 total yards in the second half. Adriyel Yisrael-Glass recorded 5.5 tackles and an interception. De’Marco Smith had 3.5 tackles and recovered a fumble.
A two-way player all season, Bryant Holloway had a strong game on both sides of the football. Holloway caught 6 passes for 50 yards and 2 touchdowns. On defense, he recorded 5.0 tackles.
Justin Zellars finished with 6 tackles, Jarrell White with 5 tackles, and Donovan Gilbert finished the game with 4 total tackles.
Princeton extended its 7-point lead late in the fourth quarter when Gilbert connected with Elijah Ball for a 37- yard touchdown grab. The reception gave Ball over 1,000 receiving yards on the season. Ball finished the game with 9 catches for 165 yards.
Under five minutes left, Gilbert tossed his fourth touchdown of the night, finding Demarcus Staley in the back of the endzone.
The Vikings finished the game manufacturing 538 yards of total offense.
Gilbert accounted for 7 total touchdowns (4 passing, 3 rushing), and 466 total yards.
Princeton finished the 2013 season with a 4-6 record.