Indians cruise past Sunbright

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Jake Lawson

Oneida was not looking past the opponent in front of them as they traveled to Sunbright and took care of business with a 48-16 victory over the Tigers.
The Oneida defense got the shut out in the first half as they held a 42-0 lead. Every player that suited up for the Indians saw action against Sunbright.
"We played 30 kids against Gatlinburg-Pittman and we played everyone tonight," Oneida coach Tony Lambert said. "We challenged our kids about setting the tone and setting it early. I'm proud of our kids."
Drew Crabtree has emerged as an offensive weapon at the tight-end position for the Indians and he scored the first touchdown of the night on a 10-yard pass from Logan Marlow to give his team a 7-0 lead with 6:23 remaining in the first quarter.
Marlow used his legs on the next scoring drive as he ran an 18-yard touchdown to give Oneida a 14-0 cushion with under a minute left in the opening quarter.
Marlow completed six of seven passes for 135 yards and three touchdowns.
The Indians rushed the ball 25 times for 152 yards. Jake Lawson led the way with 54 yards on nine carries, while Evan Roberts ran for 52 yards on four carries and Johnny Manis carried the ball three times for 14 yards and a touchdown.
The Indians continued moving the ball in the second quarter as Evan Roberts found paydirt on a 15-yard touchdown run to give his team a 21-0 lead.
Nash Lay hauled in a 29-yard touchdown pass from Marlow to give the Indians a 28-0 lead. Lay caught two passes for 36 yards on the night.
After a one-yard touchdown run by Lawson, Marlow connected with Alex Bowling for a 10-yard touchdown pass. Bowling also added the point after for a 42-0 advantage.
The Tigers got on the board twice in the second half to close the gap at 42-16.
Manis rounded out the scoring for Oneida with a one-yard touchdown run.
The Indians will host Jellico on Friday for Homecoming night.
"If we're not ready to play Jellico will spoil that Homecoming for us," Lambert said.

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