La Salle 55, Princeton 7

By Greg Shoemaker

LaSalle (3-0) is quickly leaving a distinct mark on the 2013 football season after pouncing on Princeton (1-2) and stay unblemished to ring in the Nate Moore era.

The Lancers continue to get big performances in every phase of the game.

Quarterback Nick Watson threw four touchdown passes, with the last coming just under four minutes into the second half giving the victors a 39-7 lead and the rest of the night off. The sophomore finished with 160 yards passing as he now sits with 10 touchdown passes and no interception this season.

When Watson needed a big play out of the passing game he turned to senior Derek Kief. The Alabama-bound receiver finished the game with eight receptions for 79 yards and two scores. Morgan Wilcox and Izaiah Fuller also had touchdown catches.

The ground game did its share for La Salle, racking up 302 of the team's 462 yards offense. A late 79-yard touchdown run by senior Nick Boardman gave him team-high honors with 101 yards on the ground.

Senior LaRon Brock added 98 yards and a score. Jeremy Larkin also had a short scoring scamper to conclude a drive that put the Lancers up 19-7 in the first stanza.

Outside of a 78-yard touchdown run by Princeton quarterback Tyrell Gilbert, the Lancers defense played well. Lineman Will Powers sacked Cincinnati commit Gilbert three times.

La Salle forced the Vikings to punt nine times while holding them to just 2-for-15 on third and fourth-down conversion attempts.

LaSalle, which is averaging 48.7 points per game, will host Bishop Dwenger (4-0) from Fort Wayne, Ind., on Sept. 20. The Saints are giving up just 10.5 points per game in their four wins.

Princeton opens GMC play next Friday at Fairfield (3-0) who is flying high and looking to break a streak of 17 straight league losses. 


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