The Redskins took the field Thursday night for the first time since taking a loss to Deshler in the semifinals. While Oneonta lost 3 big time player makers, this years Redskin team picked right up where they left off last year defeating Priceville 41-7. Oneonta’s first drive went 8 plays going 75 yards capped off by an 8 yard reception by Senior WR Andrew McAlpine with 2:50 left in the first quarter. Priceville answered right back with a long drive to tie the game and from that point forward Oneonta didn’t look back scoring 34 unanswered points. McAlpine’s best catch of the night was his 18 yard reception on another screen that led him to running over a Bulldog at the 5 and getting into the endzone. Senior QB Brody Pinyan had a quick and efficient night going ¾ for 54 yards and 2 touchdowns. David Hall kicked off his senior year rushing for 111 yards on just 8 carries with 1 touchdown on a 24 yard run.
Head Coach Phil Phillips was most pleased with his team not turning the ball over. “That’s the thing I’m most pleased about and I told them first of all, no turnovers. Obviously we had to many penalties but in th
e first half we had a few dumb penalties and we had a few effort penalties which you can live with for the most part. The main thing was the turnovers but we can do something about those penalties.”
For the game the Redskin defense gave up 200 yards rushing with only 92 in the first half. Phillips was pleased with the way his linebackers made adjustments during the game. He states he was pleased with the front 4 and the way they contained and allowed his linebackers to roam free.
The Redskins will take the field next week on Friday night at Hayden for the first regular season game of the year. Hayden fell to Springville 28-6 last night. Oneonta defeated Hayden last season 28-14 at home.