WATERTOWN, Tenn. — Two Oneida runningbacks rushed for more than 100 yards, and senior playmaker Cole West came up with numerous big plays, as Oneida defeated Watertown 34-13 here Friday evening.
Oneida (4-0) used a grind-it-out approach to defeat Watertown (0-4), rushing for more than 350 yards as a team for a third consecutive game.
The Indians' defense, meanwhile, put the clamps down on Watertown's running attack, forcing the Purple Tigers to go to the air early and often while holding quarterback Ty Jobe in check.
Jobe, one of the state's top quarterback prospects, completed 14 of 25 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown. But the Purple Tigers had difficulty moving the ball most of the night, and were limited to just 11 yards rushing on 30 attempts. Jobe, meanwhile, was sacked six times. Defensive end Jacob Lambert finished with 10 tackles, including two sacks, while Andrew Flint also recorded two sacks. Dustin Laxton and Nickel Young got in on the action as well, each sacking Jobe. Dalton Chambers finished with seven tackles, while West had six stops and two passes broken up in addition to an interception.To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive login credentials. If you are a subscriber who is logged in and believe you are seeing this message in error, please email email@example.com or call 423-569-6343.