Colerain came into this game riding a three-game winning streak and looking to tie the series record at 13-13. Homecoming festivities packed the stands and had every student on their feet prior to the much anticipated kickoff. With the presence of alumni, the student body and the United States Air Force, this was the place to be on Friday night.
Colerain came out of the gates with two straight touchdowns giving them an early 14-0 lead. The biggest play came with seconds to go in the first half when the Vikings were stopped on the 2-yard line just before time expired. Princeton coach Bill Leach believed the Vikings had spiked the ball with two seconds left and couldn't believe that time had expired. Officials would eventually place one second back on the clock, just enough time to attempt a field goal. Colerain sophomore Joe Bolden snuck around the outside edge and blocked the kick sending the Cardinals to the locker room with a 14-0 lead.
During halftime, the on field homecoming celebrations continued with a parade around the track and the crowning of the homecoming King and Queen. The Air Force presence added to the festivities as lines grew to take part in the Air Force Challenge.
The second half seemed to be a repeat of the first. The Cardinals got on the scoreboard early off a four yard Tabar run to extend the lead to 21-0. The Vikings would soon get on the board with a 61 yard pass from Ware to Cornwell and a 68 yard run by Ware. Colerain would close the game with a 31-14 win over rival Princeton.
Colerain quarterback Greg Tabar rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns while kicking four PAT's and a 24-yard field goal. Lt.Col Hughbanks presented Tabar with the much deserved MVP medal and trophy following the game
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