Colerain got its wake up call as it had to fight down to the wire to remain unbeaten, escaping with a 56-38 road win at Princeton.
It was a crazy affair that saw the teams combine for 1,226 yards of total offense and four lead changes during a 14-minute stretch of the second half. The Viking Stadium crowd was treated to eight touchdown plays of 44 yards or more.
DeTuan Smith got the scoring started with a 99-yard run in the first quarter for Colerain. The Cardinals senior got the party started on his way to 271 yards rushing with another touchdown run of 65 yards.
He had an 81-yard pass reception break for a score that gave Colerain (6-0, 3-0) their final lead of the nigh with 7:16 to go in the fourth quarter.
How good was the Colerain offense? It put up 692 yards of total offense (558 rushing, 134 passing). Quarterback Kelvin Cook had 102 yards on the ground and 109 through the air while accounting for three scores (one passing, two rushing).
Touchdown runs of 44 and 57 yards helped propel junior Jordan Asberry to his first 100-yard game rushing as a Cardinal, as he ended up with 122 ground yards.
Cook’s counterpart, Tyrell Gilbert, electrified his home fans on the turf of Pat Mancuso Field.
The Princeton senior amassed 588 yards of total offense (358 passing, 230 rushing) and accounted for five touchdowns (three passing, two rushing). Elijah Ball reeled in 12 receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown catch.
Marcus Placke had catches for 111 and one trip to the end zone for the Vikings (2-4, 1-2).
The final demise of Gilbert was the five interceptions he threw. The final one was taken back for a score by Troy Williams with under two minutes left in regulation.
Colerain will entertain Sycamore, (5-1, 2-1) on Oct. 11. Princeton travel to a much-improved Oak Hills squad (3-3, 2-1) in a U.S. Marines Backyard Battle.
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