Ontario vs Shelby
Featured Matchup Week 4
Warriors Football Building
Towards Shelby Showdown
The vibe around the Ontario football team is one of community and commitment. The program is establishing a sense of brotherhood under 2nd-year head coach Chris Miller, who is also shaping the playbook to fit the type of athlete coming through the high school ranks.
The Warriors don’t showcase much size within the interior, but have a multitude of strong, intelligent athletes that understand how to use their strengths. Quarterback Ethan Snyder, who leads the team in rushing with 205 yards and 6 TD’s, has a variety of weapons to distribute the ball to in both the passing and the ground attack.
Junior RB Jaylon Scott emerged as a dual-threat out of the backfield in a 55-29 win over Black River in Week 3, while WR’s Owen Hatfield, Nolan Payne, and Kolten Kurtz, along with Scott, all have over 100 receiving yards and a score this season while 8 different players have registered a catch.
Ontario’s versatility offensively should help them in a tough MOAC opener against league newcomer Shelby. Both teams are 2-1 overall with the Warriors riding a two-game streak and the Whippets coming off a 21-14 loss at Big Walnut after blowing out Madison and Lexington start the season.
Both players and coaches are excited to get their Richland County rivals back on the schedule as a league opponent after a couple of year hiatus. Shelby will travel to Niss Stadium for their third road test in four weeks while Ontario will look to defend their home turf for a second straight week.