COALFIELD — In a game where something had to give between District 4-A’s best rushing attack and its best defense, Coalfield dominated the line of scrimmage to pull away for a 21-10 win over Oneida and capture the district championship.
Oneida (6-2, 3-1) rushed for more yards than Coalfield (6-2, 5-0) had given up in any one game this season, but was still held to a season low. The Indians rushed for 125 yards in a game that went late into the fourth quarter before a victor was decided. That was more than Coalfield’s previous season high allowed on defense, 65, but well below Oneida’s season-low rushing total of 278 against Greenback.
Coalfield, meanwhile, used its stout offensive line, anchored by junior tackle Zach Stewart, who has committed to play college ball at the University of Tennessee, to plow its way to 251 rushing yards, the second-most given up by the Indians this season.