Oxford shoots for winning season

A local football coach told me this week that once the games start, the season moves really fast.

It seems like yesterday actually, it was nearly two months ago when the six area football teams debuted in 2014. Tonight, three of those clubs are in action in season-cappers with Oxford hosting Deposit-Hancock, Bainbridge-Guilford entertaining Whitney Point, while Unadilla Valley travels to Mount Markham.

Below is a look at our three games on tap for this evening:

Deposit-Hancock (5-3) at Oxford (4-4), Thursday, 7 p.m.

Oxford narrowly missed qualifying for the Class D playoffs, but can set things up nicely for next year with a victory against Deposit-Hancock. The Blackhawks went 1-8 a season ago, but is in position to post just the second winning season since 2006. "The big thing the kids have learned is being a winner and what it takes to win games," said Oxford first-year coach Jeff Newton. "Our seniors have set a great foundation for the next few years. We are trying to bring back the winning tradition at Oxford, and the kids are starting to see the hard work and dedication it takes."

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