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The Blount Countian December 15, 2004

Redskins dominate fourth quarter to take 3A title

Trailing Winfield 21-7 and facing fourth-and-nine from their own 42-yard line early in the fourth quarter, the Oneonta Redskins needed a play.

Who better than Miguel Hurtado to deliver?

Redskin quarterback Brody Cornelius was flushed out of his pocket to the right and appeared to be ready to run when he spotted Hurtado and Lee Sims open on the opposite side of the field. Hurtado gathered in the pass, picked up a great block by Sims, and rumbled 51 yards to the Winfield 7. Anthony Mostella scored from two yards out a couple of plays later and the Redskin comeback was underway.

Oneonta would put 21 points on the board in fourth quarter and the Redskins went on to win, 28-21.

After being pushed around for three quarters, the Redskin defense dominated. After piling up 277 yards through the first three quarters, Winfield managed just two yards with no first downs and the Redskins forced two turnovers. School officials, patrons continue study on expansion

“To be honest, the process (of expansion) will not be as quick as I hoped,” says Oneonta Supt. Jack Housch. “I had hoped to be ready for the fall of 2006 but all the architects I have talked to tell me that is an unrealistic goal.”

The Oneonta City School system faces a problem not unlike that faced by systems in other parts of the state. Enrollment numbers through November this year show that the Oneonta system has 1373 students in grades K through 12. Those numbers include 788 in the elementary school (K-6), and 585 in the high school (7-12). Those students are housed in approximately 200,000 square feet under one roof.