Greene 35, Oneonta 14
ONEONTA – Facing a one-point halftime deficit, Greene (5-0) dominated the second half to remain unbeaten on the season.
Oneonta drove 89 yards in the last two minutes of the first half, and Taharen Williams’ 17-yard TD reception off the fingertips of QB Brendan Lord with eight seconds left i helped secure a 14-13 ‘Jackets lead.
Greene scored three times in the second half scoring on Jeff Carlin’s 26-yard TD tote in the third to take the lead. Keegan Cerwinski rumbled in from nine yards out early in the fourth, and Carlin dashed 63 yards to paydirt later in the game – his third TD of the game – to create a three TD bulge.
The Trojans’ defense held Oneonta to one first down in the second half until the latter stages of the game. Offensively, 225 of Greene’s 274 rushing yards came in the second half. “We came out and were even more focused in the second half,” said Greene coach Tim Paske. “We told the kids that these are the types of games we want to be in. They’re a good team, and we’re a good team. We came out and got the job done.”
Greene won the special teams battle in the first half to assume command. Carlin picked up nice blocking to score on a 40-yard punt return in the first quarter. Carlin finished with 126 yards on his four punt returns.
Oneonta’s Bryce Wooden tied the game with a six-yard TD run later in the opening quarter. Two possessions later, Oneonta punter Matt Robinson was forced to take a knee at his own 11 after a bad punt snap. Cerwinski scored from seven yards out to move his team in front, 13-7.
Oneonta’s go-ahead touchdown was set up by Skylar Thompson’s 53-yard run up the middle on a draw play .
Carlin led the Greene rushing attack with 107 yards on 12 carries, and Cerwinski rushed for a season-high 106 yards. Cerwinski’s second TD run of the game was set up by another bad Oneonta punt snap.
Greene hosts UV-Edmeston Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Score by quarters
Gr. 7 6 8 14–35
OHS 7 7 0 0–14
G: Jeff Carlin 40 punt return (Gell kick)
O: Bryce Wooden 6 run (Robinson kick)
G: Keegan Cerwinski 7 run (kick failed)
O: Brendan Lord 17 pass to Teharen Williams (Robinson kick)
G: Carlin 26 run (Carlin run)
G: Cerwinski 9 run (Gell kick)
G: Carlin 63 run (Gell kick)
Rushing: (G) Jeff Carlin, 12-107; Keegan Cerwinski, 21-106; Trevor Parrish, 3-35; Mike Beckwith, 5-10; Chris Roselle, 3-14; Dan Dickman, 2-7; Lane Whittaker, 2-6; Joe Beckwith, 3-(-11). Total: 51-274. (O) Bryce Wooden, 20-68; Nick Giovagnioli, 5-33; Jakob Mykytyn, 5-13; Skylar Thompson, 1-53; Scott Conrade, 4-3; Zach Pidgeon, 1-3; Taylor Rowe, 1-2; Anthony Delgado, 1-(-4); Matthew Robinson, 2-(-28); Brendan Lord, 7-(-29). Totals: 47-114.
Passing: (O) Brendan Lord, 7-18-0, 96 yds, TD; Anthony Delgado, 0-1-0, 0 yds. (G) Joe Beckwith, 0-2-0, 0 yds.
Receiving: (O) Delgado, 3-37; Teharen Williams, 1-17; Mykytyn, 2-37; Thompson, 1-5.
B-G 26, Oxford 15
BAINBRIDGE – Bainbridge-Guilford regrouped after falling behind Oxford to win its fourth straight game.
The Blackhawks, after stopping B-G’s first possession, marched down the field on a TD drive. Paul Wonka’s three-yard TD run and Andrew Golden’s point-after kick made it 7-0.
From there, the Bobcats scored 26 straight points. Billy Holden burst up the middle on a quick-hitting 68-yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage after the Oxford score. B-G’s next two touchdowns came on fourth-down plays. Holden caught a screen pass from Corbin Palmer, and took it 27 yards to paydirt lifting the hosts to a 14-7 halftime lead. In the third, Palmer’s six-yard TD pass to Austin Bauerle on fourth-and-goal from the six raised the edge to two touchdowns. Tyler Ouimet gave B-G some insurance with a four-yard score in the fourth. “They’re a good team and Holden is a tough back,” said Oxford coach Ray Dayton. “We didn’t do what we were supposed to do on some of their big plays, and we were a little unfocused.”
Oxford stopped B-G’s streak of points when Adam Pierson hauled in a 64-yard TD pass from Jody Smith. “Our kids played really hard and were really physical, we just made some critical mistakes at key times,” Dayton said.
Wonka ran for 158 yards to lead Oxford’s attack.
Holden had 172 yards rushing.
Score by quarters
Oxf. 7 0 0 8–15
B-G 8 6 6 6–26