These are my six top performers from the game between Big Lake/Princeton.
Colton Malecha, WR, Senior, Princeton
-Malecha provided why he is a top 100 talent in our power rankings. He runs very crisp routes and has great hands. He had a few key grabs in the victory of the Tigers over Princeton last night.
Rieley Mullen, RB, Sophomore, Big Lake
-Mullen was not on my radar to start last night but is on my rankings today for a reason. Although he had some struggles finding the gaps in the first half, he rebounded very well in the 2nd half and had the Hornets only touchdown in the game. I think this kid has a lot of potential as only a sophomore. He will definitely be key to the Hornets offense next year.
Jake Whitcomb, RB, Junior, Princeton
Like Mullen, Whitcomb was a 2nd half presence but for the Tigers running game. He recorded the last touchdown of the game for the Tigers and hit his gaps and found the open field on multiple runs. This Junior will be needed as the 2nd punch to Cole Carlson in the tough game the Tigers will have against Becker on Saturday.
Colter Thielke, WR, Senior, Big Lake
Thielke was one that I also mentioned from my game preview. Although he had one drop, the rest of his catches for the Hornets were clutch in a tough loss.
Ben Arseneau, QB, Junior, Princeton
Arseneau had a fine game last night. He was key in finding his receivers Colton Malecha, Lukas Backlund, and Thomas Riebe in this game against Big Lake. He threw for over 100 yards and just one INT.
Cole Carlson, RB, Senior Princeton-Offensive MVP
Carlson busted the game open in the Princeton offense with 2 of their 3 touchdowns on the night. He didn’t touch the ball much in the 2nd half, but it didn’t matter as Whitcomb was productive. Carlson gets my nod for Offensive MVP for this game as he was crucial out the gates for the Tigers offense.