Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 18, 2012

Tigers head to Cabell Midland

PRINCETON — For the second straight week, Princeton will be tasked with slowing down a physical, run-oriented opponent.  

The Tigers travel to Cabell County this evening to face the state’s top ranked AAA team, the Cabell Midland Knights. The Knights feature a pair of backs, David Gaydosz and Lowell Farley, who have rushed for more than 1,000 yards apiece through eight games.

“They like to run tackle-to-tackle most of the time,” Princeton coach Randy Peek observed.  “However, they can lull you to sleep defensively and that’s when they run some counter action.  Our defensive ends have to stay at home.”  

The Knights, 8-0 on the season after last week’s comeback win over Capital, aren’t one-dimensional, either.  

“They can make plays in the passing game,” according to the Tigers’ coach.

Princeton, 1-7, enters the contest after last week’s 35-13 loss at Spring Valley in a game where the Tigers scored on their first possession and were later within a yard of closing the deficit to one touchdown before turning the ball over at the Timberwolves’ one-yard line just before halftime.

“We started the (Spring Valley) game pretty good,” Peak recounted, “then they came right back. I thought we tackled better and I was pleased with the effort, overall.  

“We made some mental mistakes, especially on each of their fourth down conversions, and we dropped five passes, and that’s been a point of emphasis in practice this week.

“We are improving,” he continued, “and I are changing our mentality as a team — believing we can win every game. Our offensive line has come a long way, and we’re getting there.”

Tonight’s game begins at 7:30 p.m. at Cabell Midland. Radio coverage (STAR 95-FM) starts at 7:10.

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