Trojans ready for Oneida rematch
The top four seeds in the Section 3 Class B football playoffs all moved on to the semifinal round at Chittenango High School Saturday afternoon.
The 3 p.m. contest will feature familiar foes Homer Central and Oneida looking to advance to the Carrier Dome. The second-seeded Trojans are 8-0 while Oneida is the third seed with a 7-1 mark.
The two teams also met in last year’s Class B semifinals, with Oneida prevailed 31-9 on the same Chittenango turf. That was the largest point difference in the history of the two teams meeting each other. Six of the outcomes have been decided by one touchdown or less.
Top-seed Cazenovia (8-0) meets fourth-seed Westhill (7-1) are the opening game of the doubleheader at noon.
The Trojans moved up to fourth in the latest Class B state poll while Cazenovia holds on the the third spot behind multi-time state champion and top-ranked Maine-Endwell from Section 4. Oneida is ranked 16th in the polls while Westhill is 20th.
Both Oneida and Homer possess powerful offenses and tough defenses. The Trojans average 56.9 points per game to 33.3 for the Indians. Homer is allowing just 8.8 points per game defensively, Oneida allows 21.4.