WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Ontario preps with scrimmage at Col Crawford. }}" />

   
 
 
Warriors Getting Sharp For Upcoming Season

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 8/16/2013

With just two weeks left until the kickoff of high school football season, the Ontario Warriors were getting their first full-contact experience with another squad. Friday morning Ontario traveled to North Robinson to take on the Eagles of Colonel Crawford and walked away pleased, yet sensible about the work to be done before the start of the season.

"We got a lot to work on." Senior running back Jordan Campbell says. "Offensively on the offensive line and running back and skill positions just be more disciplined."

Campbell sat out Friday's scrimmage with tightness in his hamstring, but set the Ontario single season record for rushing and led the area in scoring last season. He did so however, behind a veteran offensive line that featured several returning letterman. Warriors head coach Scott Kreger says the O-line is "absolutely" the teams biggest weakness right now, with 3-year starter Tyler Gorbett the only returning starting lineman. But Kreger says he's "100% sure" they will find guys to fill those voids.

Last season Kreger says the Warriors were too reliant on long touchdown plays to win games. This season he says the key to success is controlling the ball.

"We've got to be able to sustain drives." Kreger says. "We can't rely on 70-yard runs to do all of our scoring for us."

Ontario may have found a new weapon to rely on outside of Campbell however, in emerging wideout Cameron Mack. Mack scored a pair of early touchdowns from quarterback Tyler Boatwright in Friday's scrimmage, but the tandem was hooking up long before this offseason.

"We've been good friends since we were young so we know eachother." Boatwright says. "We know what we're going to do, we kind of have a feel for each other. It's a good connection.

"I like the new role, I'm accepting it." Mack says of his presence in the offensive game plan. "We're starting to click very well and connecting really good so it will translate to the season."

Ontario will open their 2013 campaign at home with Lexington and will round out a difficult non-conference schedule with Clear Fork and Norwayne before beginning their first year in the Northern Ohio League. All of Ontario's games can be seen on replay Saturday's on WOHZ TV and Sundays on WMFD HD.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Thankgiving dinner is served at the Friendly House in Mansfield, with more than 500 guests expected to feast on turkey and all the trimmings. Full Story
Image1 A time-honored tradition was held at Aslhland Elks Lodge 1360 as the community was invited in for a free Thanksgiving Day luncheon. Full Story
 
Image1 A Lexington man died from injuries he received when he wrecked his van shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday on Home Road, near Lexington-Springmill Road in Mansfield. Full Story
Image1 A Medina County man convicted of pandering child pornography has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Man receives receives 28 years in prison for child porn

Helpful tips for consumers this holiday shopping season

Congressman Gibbs Speaks To Mansfield Noon Optimist Club

Meth Lab Found In Lucas Home, Two Arrested

Friendly House receives donation from Richland Bank

Cleveland Browns star safety coming to Ashland

Galion senior marching in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Post offices closed on Thanksgiving

More News