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RHS Football Game Recap Week 7

Rockwood Drops a Heartbreaker to Oneida

Oct. 4, 2019 @ Oneida

Box Score 1 2 3 4 Final
Rockwood 0 0 0 0 27
Oneida 0 0 0 0 32

Game Summary By Ed Greif

The Rockwood Tigers traveled to Oneida Friday to play the Indians in Reigion 2AA showdown, dropping a 32-27 in an offensive showdown. Coach John Webb's squad fell to 2-5 overall and 0-2 in the region, with a trip to Cumberland County this week to battle the Jets for the first time since 1988.

Quarterback Nate Brackett completed 11-of-18 passes for 156 yards with one touchdown, rushed for 20 yards on 10 carries with a TD and punted four times for 32.75 per kick, while Jayden Hannibal rushed for 33 yards on seven carries, caught five passes for 101 yards, returned two punts for zero yards and returned five kicks for 126 yards. Octavious Worthy rushed for 87 yards on 11 attempts with one touchdown and caught one pass for seven yards with a TD. The Tigers rushed for 174 yards on 40 rushes with three TDs and had 156 yards passing on 11-of-18 tosses with one touchdown, while the Indians rushed for 284 yards on 43 carries and completed 1-of-3 passes for yards with an interception by Jack Alexander.

Kolby Morgan rushed for 127 yards on 19 carries with two TDs, while Bryson Buttram carried 17 times for 122 yards with one TD.

After Rockwood was held to three plays and out on their first possession, the Indians drove 86 yards in 13 plays to take a 6-0 lead on Morgan's 11-yard run. Rhemci Chatwood's PAT made it 7-0 with 4:21 left in the first quarter. Morgan picked up 39 yards on five carries for the Indians. This was the first first-quarter TD allowed by the Tiger defense this season.

Gavin Evans, Abe Gaskins, Jackson Kelley, David Collett, Brackett, Dakota Waldo, Owen Hile, Michaiah Story and Jayden Hannibal were the leading tacklers. After another three and out by the Tigers, the Indians took over at their 33-yard line; however, the Tiger defense forced a three and out, taking over at the Tiger 26-yard line in the waning seconds of the first quarter; however, the Indian defense forced a third three and out.

Three plays later, Buttram picked up six yards for the Indians; however, he fumbled with Ben Woodall recovering at the Indian 33-yard line. The Tigers then drove 67 yards in seven plays with Worthy scoring from the 11-yard line. Woodall's PAT made it 7-7. Brackett had eight yards rushing on three carries, while Hannibal had two carries for 16 yards. Oneida took over at their 35, after the kickoff sailed out of bounds, and drove 65 yards in eight plays to take a 13-7 lead with 3:20 left in the half on Morgan's 36-yard run. The PAT made it 14-7.

The Tigers didn't give up. Hannibal 32-yard kick return gave the Tigers possession at their 41-yard line and marched the distance in eight plays to make the score 14-13 with 21.1 seconds left in the half on Waldo's 1-yard run. Woodall tied the game at 14-14. Worthy carried twice for 25 yards, while Brackett completed three passes for 29 yards - two passes for 22 yards to Hannibal and a 13-yarder to Xadrian Fickey. Oneida ran two plays in the waning seconds of the half, with Jack Alexander picking off an Indian pass on the last play of the half.

Trace Sexton thrilled the home crowd, as he returned the second half kick 97 yards to give the Indians a 20-14 advantage, but the PAT was no good. Hannibal returned the ensuing kick 36 yards to the Tiger 41-yard line, where the running of Worthy, Gaskins, Hannibal and Waldo and the passing of Brackett - two tosses for 14 yards to Hile - put the ball inside the 10-yard line; however, they were stopped on downs at the Indian 8-yard line. Using the running of Morgan, Buttram and quarterback Elijah West to march 92 yards in nine plays to score on Buttram's 14-yard run with 2:18 left in the third quarter. The two point conversion was no good, leaving Oneida ahead 26-14.

A 22-yard kickoff return by Hannibal gave Rockwood the ball at their 27-yard line and went the distance to score on Brackett's 2-yard run. There were two huge plays in the drive - a 34-yard run by Worthy and a 62-yard pass from Brackett to Hannibal. Woodall's PAT was no good, leaving Rockwood 6-points down, 26-20.

The Tigers defense held Oneida to three plays and out on the ensuing possession, giving the Tigers the ball at the Rockwood 24-yard line. The running of Worthy, Waldo and Hannibal put the ball the Indian 47-yard line, but Brackett was sacked for a 15-yard loss and the Tigers were penalized twice for false start, killing the potential go-ahead drive.

Oneida took over at the Rockood 45-yard line and drove the distance in three plays to take a 32-20 lead on Buttram's 7-yard run with 4:31 left in the game. Buttram had a 33-yard run. The two-point conversion was no-good.

Rockwood took over at their 20-yard and under passing of Brackett, who 5-of-7 passes for 66 yards - two to Hile for 31 yards, two to Hannibal for 23 yards and a 7-yarder to Worthy for the TD - to make it 32-26, Brackett carried twice for 18 yards, while Waldo had two rushes for 15 yards. Woodall made 32-27.

Game Video
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Rockwood Vs. Oneida. Include Pre-Game and Post Game Shows.

10/4/2019

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