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Ontario With Difficult Task In Season Finale

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 10/30/2013

It's been a bumpy last couple of weeks for the Ontario football program, losing back to back games for the first time this season despite outgaining their opponents in both contests. Home losses against NOL foes Bellevue and Sandusky the last two Friday's have dropped the Warriors to 5-4 on the season, with one last chance to end the season on a high note.

"We've got to rebound." Ontario head coach Scott Kreger says. "We've got to get better this week to see what type of pride we have as a program, what type of pride we have as players, what type of pride we have as a team."

Ontario will need to show a lot of pride Friday night and be clicking on all cylinders to rebound against Tiffin Columbian. A team that has won 8-straight after a tough opening week loss to 8-1 Clyde and is holding opponents to just over 10 points per game.

"They're as good a football team as we've ever faced." Kreger says of the Tornadoes. "They're big, they're physical, they're fast, they're skilled, so I want to see us go out and compete."

Despite the Warriors 2-3 record in conference play, the team has been very competitive in their inaugural season in the NOL. Ontario leads the league in passing offensive and scores over 25 ppg in league play, but have hurt themselves consistently with costly turnovers and mistakes.

Kreger says, "Offensively we've been pretty good as far as moving the ball up and down [the field], we've just got to eliminate turnovers."

Ontario has the worst turnover differential in the NOL and leads the league in penalty yardage. The team also finished 1-4 at home this season, but Kreger doesn't believe it's because of the added pressure of being featured on TV every week.

The Warriors are now in their third year as the WOHZ TV "Ontario Game of the Week", in which every game is broadcast on the station twice and again Sunday's on WMFD TV. Kreger says he and his kids don't feel any added pressure from the media attention and that he appreciates the opportunity to be on TV every week. He thinks the fact that they are asked to be the featured team says a lot about his program and how far they've come in his five seasons.

The Warriors and Tornadoes game can be seen Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. on WOHZ TV and again Sunday at 3 p.m. on WMFD. Highlights and analysis can also be seen on WMFD's Scores and More Friday night at 11:30.

   
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