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.To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and address to which your newspaper is mailed 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.