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OMS vs. Dayton county

It was not the most prolific night offensively for the OMS Indians football team when it comes to sta-tistics. When it comes to dominating the line of scrimmage and putting it in the end zone when it mat-ters, the Indians took care of business though. The Indians compiled just 96 yards of offense but hung 28 points up in the second quarter as they coasted to a 36-12 win over the Sweat Bees, advancing to the championship game for the third consecutive season. Dayton City would receive the opening kick, but a three and out for give Oneida the ball at the Sweat Bees’ 48-yard line. After a 33-yard run from Canaan Shoemaker on fi rst down, a nine-yard run, and a six-yard carry by Carter Daugherty would put Oneida in the end zone for the fi rst time in the game. The PAT turned into a two-point conversion when Mays would fi nd Shoemaker on a “fi re” call, completing the pass to score two, giving Oneida an 8-0 lead. Dayton City would respond on their next drive, going 64 yards on just six plays capped by a 21-yard pass from Gavin Miller to CJ McCarter for the score. Their two-point opportunity was no good, keeping the Indians in front 8-6 after one quarter of play. The second quarter was all Oneida. The Indians began the quarter with a drive covering 52 yards on nine plays finished by a one-yard TD run from Gage Duncan. The two-point try was successful as Duncan would carry it in for two, pushing the lead to 16-6 OMS. On Dayton City’s next drive, they would be forced to punt. Jake Marcum would get through to block the punt as Brylan Strunk would catch it mid-fl ight in the endzone for a fumble re-covery for the touchdown. The point-after try was no good and Oneida’s lead grew to 22-6. Two plays later, Miller’s pass intended for Preston Hicks was telegraphed as Shoemaker would break on the ball, intercepting the pass and returning it 30 yards for another Indian touchdown. Amauren Kidd’s PAT was good, and the Indians’ lead increased to 29-6. On the very next offensive play, Miller went back to the air, but this time, it was Brylan Strunk intercepting the pass, returning it to the one-yard line. Shoemak-er punched it in on the next play from a yard out for another TD. Kidd’s PAT was good and Oneida led 36-6 at the half. The two teams would go scoreless in the third quarter. With Oneida putting in reserves in the fourth, Dayton City would cut into the lead with a 79-yard TD run from Landon Hallman, but that would be all the Sweat Bees could muster as Oneida would come away with the 36-12 victory. The Indians would compile just 96 yards on offense on the night all coming on the ground. Canaan Shoemaker led the way with 38 yards on three carries and a touchdown. Kannon Gazay added four carries for 25 yards. Carter Daugherty chipped in fi ve carries for 20 yards and a score while Gage Dun-can had six carries for 13 yards and a score. Defensively, Carter Daugherty had nine total tackles (four solo) with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Gage Duncan followed with seven total tackles (six solo). Jake Marcum added fi ve total tackles (two solo) with two tackles for loss, a pass breakup, and a blocked punt. Canaan Shoemaker added two interceptions (one for a TD) while Brylan Strunk added three tackles (two solo) with a sack, a fumble recovery for a TD, and an interception. The Indians now advance to the TMSAA Class AA Championship on Saturday, October 28th at Campbell County High School. They will take on the Tigers of Rockwood, who defeated Wartburg in their semifi nal and de-feated Oneida in week one of the season. Kickoff is set for 3 pm. IHSN will be broadcasting the game live on Facebook and YouTube for anyone who can not make the trip.


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