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Rams Rain On Ontario's Homecoming Parade

Story By: Brian Skowronski



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  Original Published: 9/21/2012

Friday's rainy conditions were enough to slow down Ontario's high powered offense as Upper Sandusky upset the Warriors on homecoming night at Copeland Field 18-14.

The Rams would be the first to change the scoreboard when Tylor Pritchard connected with Tristan Reichelderfer from 27 yards out to make it 6-0 at the 6:49 mark in the first quarter. But the Warriors would answer back with a score of their own in just 14 seconds after Jordan Campbell took the insuing kickoff 85-yards for a touchdown.

Later in the second quarter the Warriors would extend their lead out to eight, Cameron Mack tight-roped the sideline 51 yards on a reverse run, but the Rams would answer just before the half.

A long drive by Upper Sandusky would end with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Pritchard to Donald Barth to cut the Ontario halftime lead to 14-12.

The third quarter would see a few turnovers, but no points as the sloppy conditions took their toll on the action. Upper Sandusky would put the only points of the second half on the board with 7:20 to play in the game on a Pritchard 5-yard touchdown run, making it 18-14 in favor of the Rams.

Ontario would threaten on a late drive that had them inside the Rams 10 yard line, but a failed 4th down attempt would give Upper Sandusky back the ball where they would pick up a controversial first down to close out the game.

Pritchard accounted for 97% of the Rams total offensive production, racking up all but 9 Upper Sandusky yards. The junior went 8-20 through the air for 132 yards and 2 TD's, while picking up 149 yards on the ground and the game-winning score.

The NCC's leading rusher Jordan Campbell was shut down for the most part, carrying 17 times for 60 yards. Quarterback Tyler Boatwright threw for 94 yards on 8-18 throws and ran for just 32 yards on 16 carries. Mack had the 51-yard TD run and added a rec for 23 yards.

Ontario falls to 2-3 (1-1) with the loss and will host Wynford (5-0, 2-0) and their 63 game regular season winning streak next Friday. Upper Sandusky improves to 3-2 (1-1) and play Buckeye Central (1-4, 0-2).

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