Princeton holds Rosewood scoreless on offense in 27-7 win
Posted November 14, 2012
Updated November 17, 2012
Goldsboro, N.C. — Princeton continued a stunning run through the Class 1-A NCHSAA football playoffs Friday night with a dominant 27-7 victory over Rosewood.
The Bulldogs, who entered the playoffs with a losing record and ousted the top seed in their pod in round 1, advance to face Plymouth, the undefeated top seed from the East Region in the state semifinals.
On Friday, the Bulldogs held Rosewood without a score on offense.
In the first quarter, from the Rosewood 42-yard line, QB Michael Wooten threw a screen to Jamaal Allen, who passed to Ryan Woodard at the 5, and Woodard rolled in for the touchdown. Princeton missed the PAT, but led 6-0.
Later in the first, Wooten again, from the Rosewood 31, rolled right and bombed the ball to a wide-open Kameron McDougald in the end zone. Princeton led 13-0.
In the second quarter, Wooten again showed off his arm. He fired a pass right over the head of a Rosewood defender for Allen, who rolled in in for the TD.
Princeton tried for two but failed, taking a 19-0 lead into the half.
Rosewood's only score came in the third on a Princeton fumbled snap. Tevin Hines picked up the ball and powered in from the 23.
The Rosewood offense set up the final score as well, but it was Princeton who capitalized. Driving at his own 47, Rosewood QB Jacob Sasser saw his pass intercepted by Cody Garner at midfield and returned about 10 yards. A couple plays later, Princeton's Johnny Frasier took the direct snap, broke through the line and scored the capper, 27-7.