Glen Este proved its worth once again, Goshen is getting its engines (er, Warriors) revved up for the season, Milford’s Patrick Fagan won his first game as the head coach of the Eagles, and Batavia joined the winners’ ranks to highlight county varsity football action.
Glen Este (2-1) became the second team in county football history to hand a defeat to the renowned Princeton football program. The Trojans joined Milford in achieving victory over the Vikings. The host Purple and White overcame a halftime deficit to plunge Princeton’s hopes with a 35-32 triumph. Following a 7-all first quarter, the visitors were up 24-14 at the half and 24-21 going into the final 12 minutes of play. Sophomore running back Kyle Slater scored four touchdowns for GE on runs of five, 35, three, and two yards. Shawn Talbott tallied the winner on a five-yard dash. Patrick Harder successfully kicked all five very vital point after attempts.
The Trojans dominated the game, statistically. They had the ball 31.5 minutes of the 48-minute game, outrushed the Vikings 410-179 (Slater 31 carries for 218 yards and Talbott 16 for 115), and Sam Olberding recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass.
“We’re a work in progress.” said GE head coach Zak Taylor. “This was a big win beating a program of than caliber.”