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.
"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."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.