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Warriors Look To Stay In NOL Hunt With Win Over Redmen

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 10/16/2013

It's been a difficult journey for Ontario through 7 weeks of the high school football season, but back to back wins have the 5-2 Warriors in a great position to contend for the playoffs and a league title.

Ontario's last two victories didn't come easy despite being a heavy favorite in each, with a 21-14 win at 2-5 Vermillion and a 22-16 win at 1-6 Shelby. The team says there are no "gimme's" on the schedule this season and expected tough competition when they made the switch from the NCC to the NOL this year.

"The competition in the NOL is stiff." Warriors head coach Scott Kreger says. "If you play anybody you're going to be in for a battle."

Next on the schedule is a date from visiting Bellevue, who will walk into Copeland Field coming off back to back losses to 6-1 Norwalk (51-39) and 6-1 Tiffin Columbian (31-12). The Redmen are just 3-4 this season after finishing as state runner-up last year, but the Warriors know they need to be ready for well-coached squad that can hurt them in the passing game.

Kreger says his defense "cannot give up the big play" against Bellevue, something that has plagued the team at times during the season. Kreger says the Redmen have great athletes and are a dynamic team offensively.

Senior defensive end Bryce Kepple says the defense has to get pressure to disrupt the Bellevue passing attack and that it will be key for his defensive front to get in the Redmen backfield. Kepple added that "teams have noticed that our secondary lacks on deep passes" and that they will need to "step it up this week."

Junior linebacker Aaron Baker says the team will have to work hard to get pressure against a big Redmen offensive front. Baker also says it's great to be playing in front of the home fans who haven't experienced an Ontario win since week 1 against Lexington, and that he's "excited to play in this game and think we have a good shot to win."

Ontario's game with Bellevue can be seen in it's entirety Saturday and Sunday on WOHZ TV at 7 p.m. and on WMFD TV Sunday at 3 p.m. Highlights and analysis from the game can also be seen Friday night at 11:30 on WMFD's Scores and More.

   
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