Oneida-Hampton games tend to be hard-hitting, slobber-knocking football games that come down to the wire, regardless of which team walks away victorious.
But in Friday’s renewal of the long-distance rivalry at Dr. M.E. Thompson Field, it was Oneida doing most of the hitting and most of the knocking in a contest of two young and still mostly inexperienced football teams, defeating the Bulldogs 31-14.
The Indians used a powerful running attack to overwhelm Hampton. Junior wingback Jacob Adams and sophomore halfback Nate Bowling each had a big night, as the Indians rolled up 391 yards on the ground to overcome two crucial turnovers inside the red zone.