Oneonta High's punt team had a long day and unbeaten Greene rushed for nearly 300 yards in beating the host Yellowjackets, 35-14, Saturday in a non-division game in the Section Four Football Conference.
The Trojans (5-0) scored 22 unanswered points in the second half to spoil Oneonta's homecoming game.
Jeff Carlin scored three touchdowns, the first coming on a 40-yard punt return that gave Greene a 6-0 first-quarter lead, and rushed for a game-high 109 yards.
"The first half, we were leading despite making a lot of mistakes, but I'd say more than half of our mistakes were forced by Greene," OHS coach Adam Hoover said.
Bryce Wooden answered Carlin's first-quarter punt return with a 6-yard scoring run. Mat Robinson's extra point tied the score at 7.
In the second quarter, Robinson set up to punt, but went to his knee to field a low snap to give the Trojans possession at Oneonta's 11.
Keegan Cerwinski, who ran for 98 yards on 19 carries, capped the ensuing drive with a 7-yard run to give Greene a 13-7 lead.
The Yellowjackets (1-2) took the lead just before halftime, driving 90 yards. Freshman Skylar Thompson provided the big play on the drive with a 68-yard run on a third-and-12 play.
"He made a nice cut and he has speed," Hoover said of Thompson's run. "It was really the only time we took advantage of his speed."
Brendan Lord hit Taharen Williams on a 17-yard scoring pass just before halftime and Robinson's PAT gave OHS a 14-13 lead.
But OHS lost two starting linemen in the first half to head injuries.
Justin Russo, a starting guard and linebacker, suffered what Hoover said he thought was a concussion and was taken to the hospital. Mark Cole, a starter at tackle on both sides of the ball, also left with a head injury. Hoover said he didn't think Cole's injury was as severe as Russo's.
"We had guys step in and play to the best of their ability," Hoover said. "We had to shuffle guys around a little bit and we didn't have a rotation to keep guys fresh. When you lose two guys playing on both sides, that can put a damper on your day." Early in the third quarter, Carlin scored on a 26-yard run and punched in the two-point run to give Greene the lead for good at 21-14.
Oneonta still trailed by seven points in the fourth quarter, when it set up to punt around its 30. Robinson failed to handle another low snap and was forced out of bounds near Oneonta's 20.
"What we need to do a better job of is in our punting game," Hoover said. "We had to punt today more than other games and we did an OK job protecting, but we didn't do a good job snapping. Special teams is a third of the game and we have to do a better job."
Cerwinski scored from 9 yards a few plays later as Greene took a 28-14 lead.
Carlin capped the scoring a 63-yard run.
Wooden finished with 66 rushing yards on 20 carries and Lord went 7-for-19 for 98 yards for the Yellowjackets.
Hoover said he doubts Russo and Cole will play in Friday's key Division III game at rival Norwich.
"If they can't play, there will be a trickle-down effect," Hoover said. "It's really not the ability of the guys stepping in, it's can we rest this other guy as much as we want and can we get a couple of other guys to step in to rest guys here or there."
Hoover said the key to slowing Norwich (3-1) is containing quarterback Seth Thomsen.
"He's as good a runner as anyone we'll play," Hoover said. "It's tough when you play a team that has a quarterback who can run as well as he does."
Both teams are 1-0 in Division III and the winner will clinch a Class B spot.
Greene 35, Oneonta 14
Greene 7 6 8 14 _ 35
Oneonta 7 7 0 0 _ 14
G _ Jeff Carlin 40 punt return (kick good)
O _ Bryce Wooden 6 run (Mat Robinson kick)
G _ Keegan Cerwinski 7 run (kick failed)
O _ Taharen Williams 17 pass from Brendan Lord (Mat Robinson kick)
G _ Jeff Carlin 26 run (Jeff Carlin run)
G _ Keegan Cerwinski 9 run (kick good)
G _ Jeff Carlin 63 run (kick good)
Greene rushing: Keegan Cerwinski 19-98, Jeff Carlin 13-109, Trevor Parrish 5-55, Joe Beckwith 3-(-11), Chris Roselle 2-14, Dan Dickman 2-5, Lane Whittaker 2-5.
Oneonta rushing: Bryce Wooden 20-66, Brendan Lord 8-(-39), Nick Giovagnoli 6-35, Jakob Mykytyn 5-15, Scott Conrade 5-7, Mat Robinson 2-(-31), Skylar Thompson 1-68, Zach Pidgeon 1-5, Taylor Rowe 1-4, Anthony Delgado 1-3.
Greene passing: Mike Beckwith 0-for-2.
Oneonta passing: Brendan Lord 7-for-19, 98 yards; Anthony Delgado 0-for-1.
Oneonta receiving: Anthony Delgado 3-33, Jakob Mykytyn 2-42, Taharen Williams 1-17, Skylar Thompson 1-6.
S-E 27, UV/E 18
Justin Hofer scored on each of his two catches, finishing with 129 receiving yards in a non-conference loss to visiting Sherburne-Earlville on Saturday.
Hofer opened the scoring with a 58-yard TD pass from Brandon Miles in the first quarter. The two connected on a 71-yard pass play in the fourth quarter that pulled the Storm (1-4) to 21-18.
Miles completed 6 of 12 passes for 149 yards. He was intercepted once. Kody Homann amassed 108 yards on 12 carries for UV/E, which is at Greene on Friday.
S-E 27, UV/E 18
Sherburne-Earlville 7 7 7 6 _ 27
Unadilla Valley/Edmeston 6 0 6 6 _ 18
U _ Justin Hofer 58 pass from Brandon Miles (kick failed)
S _ No. 44 9 run (kick good)
S _ No. 82 58 pass from No. 2 (kick good)
U _ Kody Homann 41 run (run failed)
S _ No. 9 70 kickoff return (kick good)
U _ Justin Hofer 71 pass from Brandon Miles (run failed)
S _ No. 9 55 run (kick blocked)
Unadilla Valley/Edmeston rushing: Justin Hofer 13-32, Kody Homann 12-108, Brandon Miles 6-15, Dylan Aikens 2-6.
Unadilla Valley/Edmeston passing: Brandon Miles 6-for-12, 149 yards, int.
Unadilla Valley/Edmeston receiving: Justin Hofer 2-129, Kody Homann 2-20.
Jared Frederick rushed for two touchdowns and had another on a blocked punt return as host Dolgeville (5-0, 5-0) rolled to a Section Three Class D East Division victory Saturday.
Frederick scored on runs of 5 and 34 yards, the latter giving Dolgeville a 33-0 lead in the fourth quarter.
Individual statistics were not available at press time for Cooperstown, which changed head coaches last week.
Former assistant coach Nate Conte took over the Redskins after Glen Noto resigned because of a death in his family, Noto said Saturday. This year marked Noto's first as Cooperstown's head coach. Noto previously served eight seasons as an assistant coach at Cooperstown.
Dolgeville 39, Cooperstown 0
Cooperstown 0 0 0 0 _ 0
Dolgeville 20 6 0 13 _ 39
D _ Travis Kopet 12 pass from Jake Darling (kick failed)
D _ Jared Frederick 10 blocked punt return (Tyler Richards kick)
D _ Ray Ruggerio 27 run (Richards kick)
D _ Jared Frederick 5 run (Richards kick)
D _ Jared Frederick 34 run (Richards kick)
D _ Austin LaVeck 5 run (kick failed)