Oneida jumped to a 3-touchdown first half lead, only to see Greenback storm back for a 42-38 win here Thursday evening.
In a matchup of top-five state-ranked opponents in a regionally-televised game that was marked by a festive atmosphere inside and outside the stadium at Oneida, the Indians (4-1) returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a score and appeared headed for what would have been a major upset before the Cherokees (4-1) began to claw their way back into the game.
Greenback finished with 441 total yards to Oneida's 278, and 25 first downs to Oneida's 13.
But the Indians scored most of their points off of short fields, thanks to special teams play and turnovers.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.