NEW BERLIN – In a season filled with more lows than highs, Oxford coach Mike Chrystie told his players – particularly the seniors – that they will always remember winning their last game.
Thanks to a pair of big plays to snuff out UV-Edmeston’s burgeoning momentum and confidence, Oxford was one better on the extra-point conversions, and two better on the scoreboard taking a 22-20 win Thursday night.
Travis Frank rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns, the latter score proving decisive. Frank took a pitch on a play designed around the right end. He cut back all the way across the field to the left sideline outracing the UV-E defense for a 68-yard score. The TD tied the game, and Frank broke the tie with a successful two-point conversion.
“They did push us around in the second half, and seeing them on film, I knew they would be a better team than their record,” said Oxford coach Mike Chrystie. “They just didn’t finish in some games or a get a play when they needed to.”
Unadilla Valley-Edmeston made some of its own breaks early in the second half. Josh Thomsen recovered a fumble at the Oxford 16 after a bad handoff exchange.