Piedmont posts 20th consecutive win in rout of Oneonta
Senior QB Hayes goes over 3,000 career rushing yards
“T h a t ’s a good thing, I’m proud I’ve achieved that, but I don’t really look at that kind of stuff,” Hayes said. “We’ve got the longest winning streak in the state. We’re going to keep this thing rolling. Five more games and we’ll be back-to-back state champs.”
That road starts next week in their playoff opener against Holly Pond (6-4), the No. 4 team from Region 6, at the Field of Champions. The Bulldogs are 23-8 in the playoffs under Smith.
Lee Stanley scored Piedmont’s first two touchdowns on runs of 4 and 2 yards.
Cardavion Myers replaced Hayes at quarterback to start the second half. He broke off a 57-yard touchdown run on the Bulldogs’ first possession and later returned the kickoff after an Oneonta field goal 83 yards for another score.
“He did a great job when he had a chance with the ball in his hand,” Smith said. “Very fortunate to have somebody there, a capable guy, who can come in and get some reps.”
Oneonta had minus-11 yards rushing and 2 yards total and only two first downs (both by penalty) before Colton Walker broke off a 51-yard run on the first play of its second possession of the third quarter. And even on that play Kaedon Jenkins ran the runner down from behind to prevent a touchdown.
The Redskins scored their only touchdown in the fourth quarter when Sincere Baker went 99 yards against the Piedmont reserves. They finished the season with a fivegame losing streak.