Oneida's Matt Williams dumps a Rockwood ballcarrier as Nash Lay (34)  closes in and Cage West (7) stands by. (Independent Herald photo/Lee Slaven)
Oneida's Matt Williams dumps a Rockwood ballcarrier as Nash Lay (34) closes in and Cage West (7) stands by. (Independent Herald photo/Lee Slaven)

For 12 months, Rockwood had Oneida circled on the calendar.

When his players were suffering through wind sprints in fall camp, Tigers coach John Webb made sure they had the Indians on their minds.

On Friday, one year after Oneida stole a win on the Tigers' field in dramatic fashion, Rockwood found its opportunity to return the favor. And seized the opportunity.

But if the Indians' 13-12, overtime win at Rockwood last season was dramatic, it couldn't hold a candle to the way the final four minutes of Friday's game unfolded at Dr. M.E. Thompson Field. After controlling the game — some might even say dominating the game — for 44 minutes, Oneida saw Rockwood storm back from a 13-0 deficit in the final four minutes to hand the Indians' a gut-wrenching, 14-13 loss.

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