As the Princeton offense excelled, St. Albans struggled to find a rhythm.
The Red Dragons opened the second half with the ball and appeared to cut the 14-point deficit to a single score when Kevin Watkins rushed 71 yards for a TD. However, a holding penalty on St. Albans negated the run and three plays later, the Red Dragons were forced to punt. Princeton took advantage by scoring on the ensuing drive on a 35-yard run by Palmer.
"We played pretty well at times, shot ourselves in the foot a few times," SA's Stoffel said. "We didn't catch a break. We prepared ourselves pretty well, had a pretty decent game plan going in, but you don't catch any breaks, that's what happens."
Red Dragons receiver Jeffrey Seams provided both scores with two touchdown receptions from quarterback Noah Reed.
In the first half, Jones opened the scoring with an 80-yard touchdown run on the game's first offensive play when he took a pitch and found the left sideline. As Jones ran past the secondary, he sprinted to the end zone untouched and the Tigers led 6-0 after 15 seconds of play.
Princeton's defense forced SA to a three-and-out on its first offensive series before Jones added his second rushing TD. Jones capped the 10-play drive with a 5-yard score to help make it 14-0. Sho-Johnson opened the second quarter with a 56-yard run as the Tigers took a 21-0 advantage.
The Red Dragons offense found success with their next drive though, manufacturing a nine-play, 50-yard scoring drive. Seams provided the scoring play with a 27-yard scoring reception from Reed. Seams hauled in the pass in the flats, found a seam in the defense and took the ball with great quickness to the end zone.
The Tigers returned the ensuing kickoff to the St. Albans 17, but the Red Dragons recovered a fumble on the third offensive play of that series to thwart the drive. Neither team mounted any scoring threats in the first half's final seven minutes as Princeton led 21-7 at halftime.
St. Albans will next play at Hurricane next Friday, while Princeton hosts Riverside.