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Newman Rallies Past Princeton In Week 2 Football Action

It was a tale of two halves for the Princeton Tigers and Newman Comets in their week 2 Saturday night matchup in Sterling.  Newman got the go-ahead score with 6:36 left in the game on a 10 yard scoring pass from Jacob Ackman to Connor McBride.  The Comets would hold on for the 25-21 home win.  Princeton started the scoring on their opening possession, capping off a 77 yard drive with a 5 yard touchdown run by Ronde Worrels and Jaimie Reinhardt's PAT kick and led 7-0 after the first quarter.  Kye O'Brien's 2 yard run and Nate Ahler's kick tied in up at 7-7 at the 11:15 mark of the second quarter.  On their next possession, the Tigers completed an 80 yard drive with a 67 yard TD strike from Tyler Gibson to Wyatt Davis.  Reinhardt's PAT kick put Princeton up 14-7 at 9:12 of the second quarter.  After recovering a Tigers fumble at the PHS 27, the Comets got a 32 yard field goal from Ahlers to cut Princeton's lead to 14-10 with 1:33 left in the half.  The Tigers put together another 80 yard drive that was finished off with :05 left in the quarter on a 40 yard scoring pass from Tyler Gibson to Ronde Worrels.  Reinhardt's kick gave Princeton the 21-10 halftime lead.  Newman had the only score of the third quarter as O'Brien had a 1 yard touchdown run and added the 2 point conversion to cut the Princeton lead to 21-18 at the end of the third quarter.  The eventual game-winner by Newman was the only score in the fourth quarter as Newman improved to 2-0 on the young season.  The Princeton Tigers had their record even at 1-1 and will host the St. Bede Bruins at Bryant Field in week 3.  Norm Vandermoon and Curtis Odell will have the broadcast on WZOE-AM 1490 and streaming live at princetonnewsnow.com and the princetonnewsnow.com WZOE Facebook page.