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Warriors Not Done Just Yet

Story By: Brian Skowronski



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  Original Published: 10/4/2012

Many pronounced Ontario dead after getting off to a 2-3 start with Wynford and their 63-game regular season winning streak coming to Copeland Field, but a shocking 26-7 win by the Warriors seems to have given them new life. Ontario played confident and inspired last week under the Friday night lights, motivated to end the Royals gaudy run in their last scheduled meeting as NCC foes.

"They wanted to be the one's that ended that streak." Warriors head coach Scott Kreger says. "They worked their tails off last week, did a good job of dedicating themselves and we played a very disciplined, spirited game."

Junior wide receiver Cameron Mack played a huge role Ontario's upset of Wynford with 7 catches for 93 yards, saying he was motivated to get his first win over the Royals. "I'm glad we could be the one's to knock them off." Mack says. "That's a long streak." When asked about the offensive outburst after bringing in just 6 grabs for 72 yards in the teams previous 5 games Mack says, "Me and Tyler (Boatwright) we've always had a good connection. We're in the same grade so he's been throwing to me forever."

Like Wynford, Eddrick Holley also had a long streak going until this year; of not playing competitive football. The junior wideout/defensive back hadn't played football for Ontario since the 8th grade, but has become a nice addition to the squad this season, particular in the defensive secondary. Holley helped hold a Wynford team averaging over 38 points per game to just one score last Friday, perhaps sending a message to the rest of the conference.

"We just really wanted to come out there and prove to the league that we're ready to play and win an NCC title." Holley says.

In order to do so they will likely have to run the tables and it begins at 1-5 Lucas this Friday, a potential trap game for the Warriors coming off an emotional win, but the team says they will be ready to go for their game with the Cubs.

"We really can't doubt them, we have to just play our game and just keep it up." Holley says of the matchup with Lucas.

When asked how his squad could avoid a let down down against the Cubs Mack says, "Make sure to keep practicing hard. Keep the same energy level as we did in Wynford and just come out and beat them."

Even though Lucas is riding a 5-game losing skid, the Cubs have challeneged in each of their losses behind the NCC's leading ground attack. Nick Swainhart is just a yard behind the Warriors Jordan Campbell for the league's individual scoring lead with 1,038 yards and 14 TD's. But Lucas also has the conference's 7th leading rusher Levi Harris, who is on pace for a 1,000 yard season with 567 and 7 scores.

While shutting down the Cubs potent rushing attack is motivation enough for the Warriors to get a win on Friday, Ontario is also fueled by another factor they've been talking about all season.

"This is our last go around with the NCC as we know it." Kreger says. "And that's been a driving force for us all year."

At 2-1 in the conference, a game behind the surging Galion Tigers, the Warriors will almost certainly need a win over Lucas to keep their NCC title hopes alive.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m. on Friday with live streaming audio of the game on WMFD.com, replays on WOHZ TV Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. and live updates on Twitter from @BrianSkowronski.




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