After a bye week the Panthers close the season at Denison Thursday, Nov. 4.
Entering this matchup, the Yellow Jackets (4-3, 6-3) are locked into the fourth spot in the district, holding a one-game lead over Rock Hill for the final playoff spot. Princeton was mathematically eliminated from the playoffs after their loss to Liberty.
Here are three keys to a Panthers victory over Denison:
Highlight the senior stars
This season, the Panthers offense has relied on an experienced senior class.
Junior Ombati is their leading rusher with 1,185 yards and 12 touchdowns on 179 carries. Quarterback Isaiah Sadler has completed 129 of his 232 passes for 1,675 yards, 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. His best weapons include Ombati, who has 292 yards on 26 carries; Gavin Champ, who has 600 yards and six touchdowns on 51 catches; and Elijah Penny, who has 433 yards and six touchdowns on 20 receptions.
With this being their last game as Panthers, the offense can focus on giving these seniors a chance to thrive. Ombati’s rushing ability complements the Panthers’ passing attack.
For the full story, see the Nov. 4 issue or subscribe online. A recap of the Panthers vs. Yellow Jackets will be available in next week’s issue of The Princeton Herald.
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By Jackson King• [email protected]