Football roundup: Oxford shows second-half mettle

Football

Oxford 20, Candor 12

CANDOR - Oxford turned up the intensity in the second half scoring two touchdowns to win its third road outing in four games this season.

The Blackhawks struggled in the first half failing to score on a first-and-goal, and trailing 12-7 after Candor's Josh Wilcox ran for a 70-yard touchdown.

Some simple input from the players at halftime allowed the Oxford coaching staff to make the proper adjustments.

"(The team) gave us some good feedback, and everything they were telling us really helped us out," said Oxford coach Jeff Newton. "It was a totally different (Oxford) team in the second half."



Oxford's defense allowed less than 60 total yards in the second half, and swept by the Indians with two scores in the third quarter.

Angelo Gonzalez, who stepped into the game late in the first half, threw an 8-yard TD pass to Trenton Lyons, then hooked up with sophomore Harry Oliver on a 16-yard TD strike.

Bryan Simpson led the Oxford offense with 152 yards rushing and a four-yard TD run in the opening half.

Oxford hosts defending Class D champion Tioga on Friday.

Score by quarters

Oxf. 0 7 13 020

Can 0 12 0 012

Scoring Summary

Second quarter

C: Josh Wilcox 6 run (run failed)

O: Bryan Simpson 4 run (Nick Neer kick)

C: Wilcox 70 run (pass failed

Third quarter

O: Angelo Gonzalez 8 pass to Trenton Lyons (Neer kick)

O: Gonzalez 16 pass to Harry Oliver (kick failed)

Individual Statistics

Rushing: Candor (31-179 yds total) O: Bryan Simpson, 20-152; Nick Neer, 5-24; Lyons, 1-(-2); Gonzalez, 2-0. (28-174)

Passing: ( C) 3-8-0, 3 yds; (O) Gonzalez, 8-16-1, 168 yds, 2 TDs; Barry, 3-11-1, 33 yds; Neer, 1-1-0, 11 yds.

Receiving: (O) Neer, 5-93; Kevin Davis, 3-74; Lyons, 3-29; Harry Oliver, 1-16.

Utica Notre Dame 28, Sherburne-Earlville 12

UTICA Too much Kevin Warmack sent Sherburne-Earlville to its first defeat of the season Saturday afternoon.

Warmack, a senior quarterback for Utica Notre Dame, scored every point for the Jugglers rushing for 276 yards and four touchdowns.


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