Highland Second Half Surge Buries Ontario

For a second straight week, it appeared as though Ontario would find a way to dig themselves out of an early hole with a dramatic comeback victory in front of their home fans. Instead, it would be visiting Highland that produced the strong second-half surge, scoring the final 19 points for a 47-16 win over the Warriors.

Unlike Week 1 when Ontario allowed a long scoring play to Lexington then buckled down defensively, the Warriors spotted the Fighting Scots 18 points in the first 16 minutes of action before finding a spark of their own. A 63-yard touchdown pass from Austin Ivy to Owen Hatfield trimmed the deficit to 18-7 and Ontario would close the gap to 18-10 by the break with a field goal to end the first half.

Hatfield again came up with a big play for the Warriors by returning the second half kickoff back 96 yards for a score to make it an 18-16 game, but Highland would control the action the rest of the way. The Scots racked up 228 rushing yards in the second half, finishing with 375 yds on the ground for the game on 66 carries to run away with a lopsided victory.

Ontario is now 2-7 all-time against Highland and has not beat the Scots since 1987.

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