Hamilton’s Elijah Spradling (20), Jordan Jones (27) and Maleek Kaiser (34) look for a signal during Friday night’s 21-20 loss to Princeton in Sharonville. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ISAIAH MILLER

Prep football: Hamilton rally falls short in 21-20 loss to Princeton

SHARONVILLE — Hamilton High School’s football team rallied from a 21-7 deficit but came up a point short Friday night, ending the 2018 season with a 21-20 defeat at Princeton.

Big Blue scored on a 32-yard pass from Keyshawn Stephens to Daveon Williams with 2:39 remaining. The visitors attempted a conversion pass that failed.

Williams also scored on a run and Daryan Bowling caught a 32-yard TD pass from Stephens for HHS, which finished 1-9 overall and 1-7 in the Greater Miami Conference.


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Stephens was 10-of-13 for 112 yards through the air and carried the ball 36 times for 98 yards. Luke Mattia added 11 tackles and two fumble recoveries for Big Blue.

Trey Key had 26 runs for 175 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings (3-7, 3-5). Thomas Boyd also ran for two scores.

Hamilton 0-0-7-13—20

Princeton 14-0-7-0—21

P: Trey Key 25 run (Bryce Burton kick)

P: Thomas Boyd 14 run (Burton kick)

H: Daryan Bowling 32 pass from Keyshawn Stephens (Zach Welch kick)

P: Boyd 4 run (Boyd kick)

H: Daveon Williams 20 run (Welch kick)

H: Williams 32 pass from Stephens (Pass failed)

Hamilton’s Kaleb Johnson (14) finds himself at the bottom of a pile at the end of a run Friday night in Sharonville. Visiting Big Blue lost to Princeton 21-20. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ISAIAH MILLER
Hamilton’s Zach Scrimizzi (65) prepares to snap the ball during Friday night’s 21-20 defeat at the hands of Princeton in Sharonville. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ISAIAH MILLER

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