BY KIM LOBRILLO
West Greene High School's Buffaloes were shot down 42-9 by Oneida High School's Indians Friday night at Jim Sauceman Field.
The game was late getting started because of lightning in the area. When teams came onto the field after a 30 minute delay, they were called back into the locker rooms and had to wait out another delay for the isolated storm, which seemed to be confined to that part of Greene County.
"We are going to have to learn to be tough, physical and continue to get better," said West Greene head coach Joe Case.
"That's one thing we're going to do... block, tackle and run hard, and (that will) make good things happen for us if we continue to do that."
Oneida led 28-0 by the end of the first half.
Buffalo kicker Brock Shelton put three points on the board with a field goal in the last minute of the third quarter to make the score 35-3, and stopped the clock from continuously running.
With 15 seconds to go in the final quarter, fullback Brock Shelton scored on a one-yard run to put the final score at 42-9.
West Greene had a total of 195 offensive yards, most of which were contributed by running back Johnathan Padgett, while Oneida had a total of 327.
Due to the late finish of the game, more details will appear in Monday's edition.
The Buffs (0-2) open up the Blue Ridge Conference season on Thursday night when they play at Grainger High School.