ONEIDA, N.Y. — Coming off their first loss of the season, the Oneida Indians jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the opening period Thursday and defeated the Central Valley Academy Thunder 55-28.
Rory McCarthy ran for a touchdown and threw for two scores in the first quarter. He would add two more touchdown passes for the Indians (5-1, 4-1 B East) and teammate Dylan Cafalone would score four touchdowns in the win.
McCarthy opened the scoring with a touchdown on a one-yard plunge into the end zone on fourth-and-goal.
The Oneida lead grew as McCarthy threw touchdown passes of 49 yards to Matt Hood and 70 to Dylan Cafalone.
Central Valley Academy (2-4, 1-4 B East) put its first points on the board when fullback Travis Mead ran 10 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter but Oneida’s offensive onslaught continued. Cafalone ran eight yards for a touchdown and Drew Mallinder caught McCarthy’s third touchdown pass before halftime. The Indians’ lead reached 49-8 in the third quarter after Cafalone returned the second half kickoff 86 yards for one touchdown and took a screen pass from McCarthy 62 yards for his fourth score of the night.
Cafalone ran for 89 yards on 10 carries and picked up 140 more yards on three receptions. McCarthy completed nine of his 10 pass attempts for 306 yards.
Mitchell Werenczak ran 46 yards for a Central Valley Academy touchdown in the third quarter and the teams traded scores early in the fourth when Ryan Sponburgh ran 60 yards for another Central Valley Academy touchdown and Travis Moyer ran the ensuing kickoff back for Oneida. Laken Cook added a late touchdown run for the Thunder.
Central Valley Academy plays on the road again in Week 7 when the Thunder travels north for a game against South Jefferson.
ONEIDA 55, CENTRAL VALLEY ACADEMY 28
Central Valley Academy 0 8 6 14 — 28
Oneida 21 14 14 6 — 55
ON — Rory McCarthy 1 run (kick failed).
ON — Matt Hood 49 pass from McCarthy pass (McCarthy run).
ON — Dylan Cafalone 70 pass from McCarthy (Brian Ward kick).
CVA — Travis Mead 10 run (Brown run).
ON — Cafalone 8 run (Dylan Cafalone pass from McCarthy).
ON — Drew Mallinder 38 pass from McCarthy (kick failed).
ON — Cafalone 86 kickoff return (kick failed).
ON — Cafalone 62 pass from McCarthy (n/a pass from McCarthy).
CVA — Mitchell Werenczak 46 run (run failed).
CVA — Ryan Sponburgh 60 run (kick failed).
ON — Travis Moyer 75 kick return (kick failed).
CVA — Laken Cook 6 run (n/a pass from Matt Klosner).
Records — Central Valley Academy 2-4, 1-4 B East; Oneida 5-1, 4-1 B East.