Warriors Retool With Big Plans For Their Small Star
Two weeks into the high school football season Ontario 1st year coach Chris Miller is still piecing together the puzzle of his teams' identity. The Warriors followed up a gutsy Week 1 comeback win over Lexington with a blowout loss to Highland on their home turf.
The team has shown flashes of encouraging signs in each contest, but has failed to put together a complete game as of yet. Ironically, the one consistent theme for Ontario through the first two weeks of the season is the play of a sophomore so slight in stature, his own team captain was worried about his health on Friday nights.
Sophomore WR/CB Owen Hatfield has been a breakout performer in all three aspects of the game, despite being just 5’ 5” tall, and weighing in a 125 pounds. His big-play ability has made him a fan favorite and earned Hatfield an expanded role in the Warriors offense heading into their Week 3 matchup at Black River (1-1).
Ontario will likely need another impressive performance from Hatfield when they lock horns with the Pirates as the only explosive threat to emerge at this point for the Warriors. The squad is excited to get their first road test of the season and are motivated to get a victory before heading into conference play the following week.