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The title for this page comes from Coach Joe Campbell's speech at the 2005 OHS Football Banquet. He kept kids and parents alike on the edge of their seats with exciting stories and memories of YellowJacket's Football. 

This photo of two legends(Head Coach Lloyd F. Baker and Assistant Coach Joe Campbell) was taken on Alumni Weekend 2008, before a packed house at Lloyd F. Baker Field.  The honorary captains brought the YellowJackets luck that day.


7th Grader Kaleb Prentice wrote this poem for English class:


I like to play football because it is fun, and if you are grown up you should teach it to your son.
When you play football it's like two colliding cars, cause when you get hit to hard you start to see stars.
If you play football, you'll have to train real well, cause when it is game time there is no time to yell.
But the best part about football is when you hear your name, being cheered across the field, when you win your first


Senior Year against Norwich, I made a tackle near the goalline and I knocked out cold. I made the tackle, attempted to get up and just fell over. Its always an intense game against norwich and always a good thing when we beat them back to back years and win back to back division championships! - T.J. Obergefell


The football camp at Albright College, for those who can remember and Coach Bish's video camera. I can remember the bags and goodies and the cooler Ivan and myself brought knowing it was a receiver camp and not for Lineman. It was hot as hell, but the candy made it all worth it.

Another, the game, was the big Norwich game we played in my JR. year. It all started with Oneonta having a horrible season and Norwich - undefeated going to states. The Principal at the time promised to shave his head if we won, which he didn"t do, as we were projected not to win at all, knowing the game took place in Norwich. The funny part of the game came when I forgot my Helmet, Coach Bish wouldn't talk to me, Coach J and his one liners chasing me around the garage. However, the best part was Coach J's one liner after the game Sunday during film review. Because I had borrowed Pete Masons helmet for the game?? ?Wow?.Pete that?s the most action your helmet has got in all year..?

To those playing Oneonta Football now, you have my regards and best wishes. Enjoy the time while you can. -Lucas Ingersoll


Senior Noble Champen(Villanova) had a game that people only dream about... he played QB, HB, WR, and Safety. He threw for somewhere around 200 yards, he rushed for around 150 yards, and he received for around 150 yards and if my memory serves me right he even had a interception on defense. Champen was also in charge of covering Jon Frieser(Colgate) the tight end from ME, and he had one of his lowest outputs of the year. The game was played against Maine-Endwell and Oneonta won in OT when Senior Brendon Jackman(Military) caught a 4 down pass from Sophmore Alec Macaulay(Cornell) and took the ball down to like the two yard line for the first down. We went on to score and then had a goalline stand to win 28-27 in the overtime. Macaulay himself threw for like 190 yards. The win started a 3 game win streak for Oneonta that included victories over undefated Norwich 13-0 and Windsor 31-0. - Coach Bishop


Norwich's Varsity had to forfiet to Oneonta's Varsity, because no varsity game was played a large contigent from Norwich and Oneonta attended the JV football game in Norwich on Saturday morning. The fans saw the JV's from Oneonta light up the score board. It was comforting for the seniors ... our jv's knew that the game meant a lot to the varsity and they pulled through for us with a big win. I'll never forget that. - Coach Bishop


We defeated VVS 14-13 in 1971. It was a very hot day. What a great way it was to open our season. John Bertuzzi was our QB. Many fun memories of that game. My first varsity start as a sophomore.  - Bill Hughes 1974.

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