For the first time since 2015 the Oneonta Redskins are 3-0 in region play after their 34-8 win over the Ashville Bulldogs. In what was the 26th meeting all time between these 2 schools that are just separated by 20 miles, Oneonta was winners for the 21st time. The Redskin defense bent a good bit throughout the night but would continue to stand strong when it needed it the most racking up 6 sacks, 2 interceptions with one being taken back to the house by sophomore Wil Robertson from 39 yards out. While giving up 279 yards through the air the Redskin rush defense forced the Bulldogs to -6 yards rushing. Senior Kavan Hill had his first start of the year with the Redskins going with a 3-4 defense this week picked up 9 tackles on the night and led the defense. Luke Hodge continued his strong performance picking up 8 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. Linebacker Brodie Devaney played well as Junior Linebacker Beau Ragsdale exited the game with an injury in the second quarter. Brody picked up 3 tackles. The Redskin defense is only giving up 12.8 points per game with 97 yards rushing and 102 yard passing per game.
The Redskin rush offense had another good night with the offensive line making huge running lanes for David Hall and Collin Moon. Senior David Hall had his 4th consecutive 100+ rushing performance with 17 carries 191 yards and 3 touchdowns. He now has 6 touchdowns the last 2 weeks. Hall's first rushing touchdown came with 6:24 left in the first quarter as he went for 60 yards to the house. He would pick up his second touchdown on the night with 4:24 in the second quarter and his last one came in the 3rd quarter with 7:27 left from 5 yards out. The Oneonta passing game wasn't really needed tonight as Brody Pinyan went 4/5 for 30 yards. Collin Moon rushed for 71 yards on 12 carries with his touchdown coming with :27 seconds in the 3rd quarter.
Phil Phillips on the play of his team after the Hokes Bluff win last week, "You can be worried after going on the road and after beating a good team and the possibility of a let down. But the team played well. They have one of the best QBs (#4) and WRs (#13) we will see all year. They would make plays and we just needed to get back up and keep trying."
Oneonta will travel to Susan Moore (5-0) next week to take on the undefeated Bulldogs.