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Camden tops Oneida in afternoon showdown

By MIKE LEVIN

CAMDEN, N.Y. (WKTV) - It was an old school showdown on Friday afternoon, as Camden defeated Oneida 19-8 in the first Section III high school game of the season at Camden Middle School.  The game, which started at four, was moved to the earlier time because Camden is still in the process of installing their new turf at the high school.

With neither team scoring in the first quarter, Camden broke the 0-0 tie in the second.  After Ward Seymour intercepted Tyler Mallinder, Colby Stratton got into the end zone on a short QB sneak.  The Blue Devils led 6-0 then added to their lead on the next Oneida possession, as Mallinder completed a pass to Jimmy Moyer, who was then hit hard and stripped of the ball by Tommy Confer.  Seymour then scooped up the ball and went 48 yards to the hole to put Camden up 12-0.

Although Confer came up with the big play, he ended up leaving the game later in the second, with an arm injury.  Mallinder was also knocked out of the game later on.

Seymour added another interception to his stellar defensive day, as Camden's D was relentless.  The offense added another score in the fourth quarter as Stratton found Karl Kirch for the short TD pass.

Oneida broke through late in the game as Brandon Worley rushed for a short score, then added a two point conversion on the ground.

With the win, Camden wins its first game after going down to Class B this season.  Up next for the Blue Devils is a date next Friday night at Ilion.  Oneida will head to Caz on Saturday, September 10th.

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