Oneida quarterback Cole West dives into the end zone for a third quarter touchdown as the Indians defeated Oliver Springs 26-7 Friday, Oct. 11. (Independent Herald photo/Eddie Duncan)
Oneida quarterback Cole West dives into the end zone for a third quarter touchdown as the Indians defeated Oliver Springs 26-7 Friday, Oct. 11. (Independent Herald photo/Eddie Duncan)

 

After falling behind briefly in the third quarter of Friday's game against Oliver Springs, Oneida seized the momentum and did not let go, scoring 20 unanswered points in a 26-7 win over the Bobcats.

Oliver Springs (4-3, 2-2) scored on a 22-yard run by Eddie Stephenson — who finished with 128 yards on 13 carries — to cap a quick, 3-play drive at the start of the second half, but Oneida (6-1, 3-0) responded in just two plays and never looked back, remaining undefeated in District 4-A and setting up a de facto district championship game at Coalfield next week.

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"Oliver Springs has a good football team. Our team showed some resilience," Oneida coach Tony Lambert said. "There were some very stressful situations at times, but I'm proud of our guys."

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