Indians fall to Coalfield

The Indians travelled to Coalfield on Friday, October 27 and fell 34-7 to one of the top teams in the state, but they did get a big performance from their sophomore running back, Colby Boyatt. Boyatt scored Oneida’s only touchdown of the game and turned in a career high 130 yards rushing on 11 carries. “They’re (Coalfield) everything I thought they were,” Oneida coach Tony Lambert said. “It’s good to see Parker McKinney healthy again. I voted for him for Mr. Football this week. He’s a high character kid that’s a fantastic player.” McKinney is Coalfield’s junior quarterback, he went 14 of 22 through the air for 297 yards and four touchdowns. The Indians run defense was solid as they held Coalfield to only 35 rushing yards. “I thought we played the run real well tonight,” Lambert said. “In the passing game we couldn’t even get in the area code at times.” Coalfield scored on a 14-yard pass and a 40-yard pass to take a 13-0 lead in the first quarter. McKinney opened up the second quarter with an 80-yard touchdown pass, then his team took advantage of a pick-six to pull away for a 26-0 advantage at the half. Oneida trailed 34-0 when Boyatt broke free for a 34-yard touchdown run to close out the scoring for the game. Oneida running back, Bryson Buttram was coming off two solid performances, but went down with a hip injury. He finished with 46 yards on 13 carries. Johnny Manis finished with 39 yards on seven carries and Evan Roberts added 27 yards on five touches.