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October 28, 2013

OHS football shut out by state champ

Staff Report

Going up against a Maine-Endwell squad that brought a 32-game winning streak into Saturday’s Section Four Football Conference Division II game, visiting Oneonta High watched as the Spartans put up 42 points by halftime.

The Spartans (8-0, 6-0), in search of their third straight state championship, went on to a 56-0 victory.

“They have tremendous speed on defense,” said first-year OHS coach John Mushtare, whose team is 1-7 overall and 0-6 in division. “We’d get a small opening and it would close quickly. Their linebackers and defense backs close well. On offense, they do many things well.”

Darnell Woolfolk finished with 183 rushing yards on five carries. In the first quarter, Woolfolk scored on runs of 65 and 80 yards, and caught an 18-yard scoring pass from Kyle Gallagher as M-E led, 21-0, after one quarter.

Gallagher finished with 120 rushing yards on five carries. He scored on an 84-yard run in the the second quarter.

“The biggest thing is we missed tackles,” Mushtare said. “I think they had three scoring plays of 65 yards or greater. They made us miss.”

Sam Sherrill rushed for a team-high 64 yards for OHS. He broke a 46-yard run in the second quarter.

“We were running fullback traps on either side for Sherrill and he broke a big one on the second quarter,” Mushtare said.

The Yellowjackets will close their season this weekend, possibly against Delhi, though no official word on Oneonta’s opponent has been announced.

“If we can have a good game and earn a victory, we’d leave this season with a better feeling for the future,” Mushtare said.

SCC 19, Delhi 8

Robert Olsen scored on runs of 50 and 30 yards in the first half as visiting Seton Catholic Central took a 12-0 lead into halftime and held on for a Section Four Football Conference crossover victory.

The Bulldogs (3-5) pulled to 13-8 in the third period. Tyler Cumpston recovered a botched punt snap in the end zone and Austin Bedient’s two-point run made it a five-point game.

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