Middle School Athletics
Booster Club News
October 25, 2010Princeton High School
The stage was set, Farmersville versus Princeton in a Friday night showdown. There was no secret going into this game, this was a shot to get into the playoffs by the winner and this was a rivalry game on top of that. This game was huge! Princeton entered the contest undefeated in district play (2-0) and Farmersville's only lost in district was to a good Lovejoy team, who the Panthers will see next week. Princeton got the football first and did exactly what they wanted to do. From a throwback pass set up nicely by Stacey Dillard, Kadeem Satchell took the ball 30 yards in for an early score (Bert Wilson added the 2 point conversion). However, Farmersville came ready to play and answered back immediately, with Chase Wiggins running for a 60 yard touchdown. The defense of Princeton did a good job controlling the high powered running attack of Farmersville, and on the next few possessions, they showed up to play. On offense, Princeton gave them a steady dose of Stacey Dillard and Kadeem Satchell. They connected again, as Stacey Dillard scrambled out of the pocket, he found Satchell on a fade route for a 71 yard touchdown (Juan Vazquez added the extra point). The Farmers would not go away as they scored on a 1 yard touchdown run by Chris Stanley. The high octane offense of Princeton was just getting warmed up. Stacey Dillard and Justin Love added two rushing touchdowns before half. Dillard punched his in from 8 yards out, while Love drove his in from 3 yards out. Dillard also connected with Satchell again on a long touchdown score before the half. The score at half time was Princeton 35, Farmersville 14.
Princeton knew in the second half that they must be able to finish off Farmersville and let no chance of a comeback happen. They did just that, scoring a touchdown via Noel Nevarez from Stacey Dillard. Farmersville did add two touchdowns late to make it uncomfortable, but the lead was insurmountable. The final score was Princeton 42, Farmersville 29.
The win should secure Princeton's first playoff appearance since 1976. Quarterback Stacey Dillard threw for 223 yards and 4 touchdowns, and Kadeem Satchell ended up with 166 yards of receiving to go along with his 3 touchdowns and 1 interception on defense.
Justin Love had 11 rushes, 75 yards, and 1 TD; Justin Jones had 8 carries, 42 yards to lead the rushing attack. Marquis Thomas had 3 catches, 19 yards; Noel Nevarez had 2 catches for 15 yards, 1 TD; Jarod Porter had 2 catches, for 12 yards.
Princeton Panthers will play the Lovejoy Leopards this Friday night in Princeton, game time is 7:30 p.m.
The JV Princeton Panther football team traveled 10 miles down the road to battle the Farmersville Fighting Farmers on Thursday night. Princeton found themselves down early in a battle that was close early, but would eventually get out of hand. Farmersville scored on their first possession, and the pressure was put on Princeton to answer back. Tim Beasley was found wide open on a corner route for a Princeton touchdown, thrown by Logan Henager. Henager was consistent all night; he threw for two passing touchdowns and rushed for another two. The Princeton defense got a huge 4th down stop in their next possession after the score. The defense gave up a few long plays but settled in and stopped the outside rushing attack of Farmersville. After a turnover on downs, the offense scored again with Logan Henager rushing for a 48 yard scamper to the end zone. Before the half was complete, Henager completed an reception to N'Keal Bailey, who made an amazing catch and ran down the sideline for a 75 yard touchdown. This was the turning point in the game.
After halftime, the Princeton Panthers turned the ball over to C.J. Bryant. Behind the dominant blocking of the offensive line, Bryant took the ball and marched the Panthers down the field for a touchdown. He scored from 4 yards out, but the runs before this touchdown were good, hard runs. Henager added his second rushing touchdown in the next possession, scoring on a 45 yard touchdown off zone read. The defense settled in nice in the second half, their big play coming from Frankie Peters on a safety. The special teams play of the game came from David McKinzie on a 38 yard punt return late in the game. The final score was Princeton 39, Farmersville 19.
The Princeton Panthers Freshmen football team had a hard fought battle on Thursday night on the road. The first half went back and forth highlighted on defense by a couple of goal line stands with a fumble recovery by Jordan Love and an interception by Colt Goen. The offense moved the ball but was unable to punch it in, and the half time score was 0-0. The second half started off with another fumble recovery by Jordan Love. After a Sanger score, the Panther offense responded with an 80 touchdown run by Savon Miles. The game went back and forth until Sanger scored late in the game and ended up winning 14-6. The Panthers fought hard for the entire game but came up short at the end.