Granville Central falls, but calls 7-5 season a success

Nov. 15, 2013 @ 11:43 PM

Running back Johnny Frazier, who had run for 2,404 yards coming into Friday’s game, devastated 7-5 Granville Central, scoring on a reverse on the first play of the game and never stopping as fourth-seeded Princeton hung a 59-22 loss on the Panthers.

Princeton (9-3) led 53-8 at the half and pulled most of its top players — including Frazier — at that point.

“He’d (Frazier) still be running if they hadn’t pulled him,” Granville Central coach John Hammett said. “We didn’t play very well at all, but that had a lot to do with them.”

Hammett was pleased with the Panthers’ season despite the lopsided exit in the first round of the 1-AA playoffs.

The school had only won four games in its first six years of existence before almost doubling that number this season.

“I hate what happened tonight, but going 7-5 after winning only four games in six years shows we’re definitely moving in the right direction,” Hammett said.