The Princeton Bulldogs spoiled the Hobbton Wildcats’ homecoming Thursday night with a 56-14 win over the Wildcats.
“We did some good things. What it comes down to is we are just not real physical now. We are still learning … still learning the game,” commented Hobbton coach Robert Hill. “We are still learning how to play. I’m proud of our kids. I’m proud of how much they put out. They practice hard. I think they are doing the best they can with what we’ve got. Our coaches do a good job during the week trying to prepare them. And, sometimes you come up against a team that is better than you are and stronger than you are. We will keep working at it.”
The Wildcats got off to a bad start, fumbling their first possession recovering at their 45-yard line. They turned that into a touchdown with 4:55 left in the first quarter. The first quarter ended 8-0, Princeton.
Early in the second quarter, Princeton went up 16-0. They successfully recovered the onside kick at the Hobbton 46-yard line. They turned that into a score with 7:36 left in the second quarter to go 24-0.
The Wildcats recovered the next Princeton onside kick at the 47-yard line. Raekwon Bryant scored on a 38-yard run to cut the margin to 24-6. The extra point attempt was blocked.
Princeton returned the ensuing Wildcat kickoff for a touchdown, only to have it called back on a penalty. The scored again with 4:15 left in the half to go up 32-6.
The Wildcats recovered Princeton’s onside kick at the Bulldog 47-yard line. Omar Farrior hit Walter Thompson on a 45-yard pass to put the Wildcats in scoring position. However, they were unsuccessful when Thompson caught a pretty pass, but was out of the end zone. Princeton took over on the Wildcat 2-yard line but the half ended 32-6.
The Wildcats tried Princeton’s tactic with the onside kick to start the second half. They successfully recovered it at the Princeton 45-yard line. With 6:19 left in the 3rd quarter, the Wildcats scored on a 2-yard run by Farrior. Bryant ran for the two-point conversion to cut the margin to 32-14.
Princeton scored three more times before the game ended.
Farrior had 74 yards rushing while Bryant chipped in 68 more. Farrior was 1-4 passing for 45 yards. Justin Adkins was 1-5 passing for 36 yards.
Defensively, Farrior had 12 tackles, Bryant had 11. Charlie Cruz had eight and Will Simmons has seven.
The Wildcats are now 1-7 overall, 0-3 in conference. Hobbton travels to James Kenan next week.