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January 12, 2016
Ontario RB Antoine Paul won the tight race for So. Cal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week, Week 3.
FB Aron Cook picks up the Jaguars first three touchdowns on Friday night against Colony. Photos are posted in the Galleries
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CAT BOWL 2016 TROPHY STAYS AT CHAFFEY
ONTARIO, CA; (10/13/2016) Gil Zendejas:
High school football fans were treated to a great game at Chaffey High School tonight. The "Cat Bowl" between Chaffey High and Ontario High has been dubbed, 'the Battle of Ontario,' and a battle it was, with Chaffey coming out on top 21-17. Chaffey struck first on a quarterback keeper in the first quarter, and Ontario's Antoine Paul answered right back on a 31 yd TD run, just four minutes later. Chaffey scored a second time from 3yds and then Ontario's Julian Ramirez closed the gap to 14-10 on a 25 yard field goal with one second left in the half. Coming int to the 3rd qtr, a long run by Antoine Paul set up QB Luis Rivera for a 21 yd keeper to give Ontario the lead. After Chaffey scored once more from the 1 yard line, Ontario's defense held the Tigers off who turned the ball over on downs at midfield with less than two minutes in the game. Ontario marched down field and on 4th and goal with 5 seconds left, the Chaffey defense was able to stop the Jags on the 1 yard line, ending the game at 21-17. Photos are posted in the Galleries.
It was an emotional loss for the Jags who hoped to bring home the trophy for the first time since 2010. The Jags will face Colony next Friday in its PINK OUT game in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm at Jaguar Stadium.
RIVALRY GAME LIVES UP TO THE PRE-GAME HYPE
ONTARIO, CA; (10/7/2016) Gil Zendejas:
Ontario walked away with a 39-18 victory over their perennial rival Montclair last night in their Mt. Baldy League opener. Despite Montclair striking first, halfway through the first quarter, the Jaguars rallied to a 20-10 lead by halftime and held the Cavaliers scoreless in the second half. Jags QB Luis Rivera rushed for two TD's and threw for two more, striking RB Antoine Paul from 67 yards and WR Andrew Burton from 22 yards. FB David Acuna rushed for a TD from 10 yards and Julian Ramirez added two field goals to the scoring (37 yds and 27 yds).
Both schools had huge support from their students. The "Cav Crazies," the spirit squad from Montclair, and the "Jag Jungle" from Ontario, launched baby powder, streamers, confetti and loud cheers to support their respective teams. "It's always great when these two schools get together. Friendly rivalry is good," Ontario Principal Eduardo Zaldivar told WeRtheO.com.
The victory improved the Jaguars record to 3-3 on the season and 1-0 in league play, while Montclair fell to 1-5 overall and 0-1 in league. Next week, Ontario travels to Chaffey for the annual Cat Bowl game against the Tigers. In their opener, Chaffey lost to Alta Loma, 38-15. The Jags haven't won the Cat Bowl since 2010, when current OHS Freshman Football Assistant Coach Hector Ochoa was their quarterback. Kick-off is scheduled for 7pm at Chaffey High School.
ANTOINE PAUL VOTED SOCAL PREP LEGENDS BOYS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
ONTARIO, CA; (09/23/2016) Gil Zendejas:
For the first time in Ontario High School history, a male Jaguar athlete was name Athlete of the Week by SoCal Preps. Junior RB Antoine Paul, who had a stellar game against Patriot, scoring four touchdowns, rebounded from a 3,000 vote deficit to win by just over 2,900 votes. Paul rushed for 260 yards on only ten carries and three TD's and picked up another on a 18 yard pass from QB Luis Rivera. After doing so, WeRtheO.com submitted his name for consideration and the Daily Bulletin named him the Daily Bulletin Male Athlete of the Week on Monday.
Paul joins Ontario's Samantha Nieves who was voted Girls Athlete of the Week for her exceptional soccer play last season.
DON'T COUNT US OUT JUST YET!
ONTARIO, CA; (09/12/2016) Gil Zendejas:
Despite opening their season with three straight losses, the Ontario Jaguars have a message for their fans, "Don't count us out just yet!" After opening up with a loss that seemed handed to their opponents from down the street, the Jags have faced two strong opponents; Nogales, who has opened their season 3-0 for the first time in more than a decade, and San Dimas who won a CIF championship just a couple of years ago and who has blown out all of their opponents in 2016.
The Jaguars are a young team, with a majority of underclassmen on the starting roster. That's not an excuse, it's just a reality. There have been some star performances by many of the Jags. Aron Cook, rushed for over 220 yards against a superior San Dimas defense. In the same game, Antoine Paul rushed for two touchdowns and QB Luis Rivera has done a great job on option carry plays, picking up two touchdowns in his first game. On defense, the battle has been with injuries. MLB Dominick Avendano trails the league tackling leader by only one tackle, but his work has become even greater, with Justin Anaya and Julio Mixco out with injuries. Mixco led the league in tackles after the first week of play. Most of the injured players will be back by the time league play starts and that bodes well for the Jags.
This Friday, the Jags will host Patriot (Riverside) in the Jags first Homecoming Game at Jaguar Stadium. The two teams are very evenly matched so it should be a great game.
VARSITY LOSES TO OCHS
ONTARIO, CA; (08/27/2016) Gil Zendejas:
At a much anticipated home opener, the Ontario Jaguars Varsity Football Team fell to Ontario Christian 28-19. The Jags looked good from the outset, after recovering an OCHS Knight's fumble in the red zone on their second play from scrimmage. Three plays later, Antoine Paul rushed into the end zone from 18 yards out to put the Jaguars on top, 6-0. A few plays later however, the Knights would take the lead 7-6 on a long pass into the corner.
QB Luis Rivera then rushed from two Jaguar touchdowns in the 2nd Qtr from 3 yards and 9 yards. That would end the Jaguars scoring on the night. It was at that point that the whole momentum of the game shifted in favor of the Knights. In less than two minutes, the Knights marched 68 yards, scoring with just 31 seconds in the first half. After taking a 19-7 lead into halftime, the Jags were unable to stop the marching Knights. Ontario's defense, which was able to sack the OCHS QB four times in the first half just gave up too march yardage in the second half. In the end, the more than 2,000 Jaguar fans in attendance had to settle for a 28-19 loss. One player worth noting whose name kept being voiced by the announcer was Julio Mixco who was very strong on defense.
The night was a great time for fans who waited nearly 50 years for a home game at Ontario High School. The Jaguars next face the Nogales Nobels on Friday, 9/2. Kickoff is slated for 7pm.
JV and FROSH FOOTBALL SHUTOUT WEEK 0 OPPONENTS
ONTARIO, CA; (08/25/2016) Gil Zendejas:
Ontario JV Jaguars Football shut out the Ontario Christian Knights at OCHS, 42-0 this afternoon. The Freshmen Ontario football team also shutout their opponents from Oceanview High School at Jaguar Stadium, 23-0.
WELCOME TO OUR HOUSE...
ONTARIO, CA; (08/23/2016) Gil Zendejas:
After nearly 50 years, football has finally come HOME to Ontario High School. This Friday, August 26th, the Ontario Jaguars Varsity Football Team will finally play a true home game as they host the Ontario Christian Knights. For years, the Jaguars would have to mount a bus and travel to other district schools for their 'home' games. Montclair and Chaffey both had to alter their home schedules to allow the Jags an opportunity to host their games. But times and circumstances have changed. In 2012, local voters overwhelmingly approved "Measure P," a bond measure whose purpose was to improve every classroom, purchase new technology, and erect new facilities. The 848-million dollar measure insured that all District schools would enjoy similar facilities.
The Facilities Master Plan included a new stadium, swimming pool, parking lot and new ball fields at Ontario High School. After four years, and $26,155,173, Jaguars Stadium was dedicated and this Friday, Jaguars Football will play on their own field for the first time in history. Friday's game will also mark the first time Ontario ASB will host its first "Tailgate Party" from 5-6pm in the field adjacent to Jaguar Stadium. The evening will also feature Ontario Football Alumni who will escort the team onto the field.
The Jaguars took very little time off after their better than expected 5-5 finish to the 2015 season. Starting back in January, the team began walking through new plays, new systems and hitting the weights regularly. The boys are back, bigger and stronger than ever. This year, junior Luis Rivera will lead the team at quarterback. He is backed up by an equally talented junior Aaron Delgado, whose two running plays last year resulted in 80 yards and a touchdown. Coach John Kusleika returns as the Head Coach with returning coaches, Joe Szczepanski, Brian Martinez, Casey Workman, Hector Melgar, Gregory Keele, and new old D-line coach Chris Tandy.
Kickoff is slated for 7pm and tickets are going quickly.
A LONG TIME COMING, BUT FINALLY HERE
ONTARIO, CA; (01/17/2016) Gil Zendejas:
After nearly 50 years, Ontario High School finally had the opportunity to walk onto a true home field. The 5,000-seat state of the art and CIF-rated field was dedicated with more nearly 2,000 members of the school and community on hand. Ontario Mayor Paul Leon said, "We are looking forward to celebrating championships here." Chaffey District Superintendent Mat Holton led the long-awaited Dedication Ceremony bringing the large crowd to cheers over and over again.
The field will be ready for use by the end of February and the Class of 2016 will be the first to graduate on their own field.
Ontario Principal Eduardo Zaldivar leads off the Dedication Ceremony, 1/12/2016
Local Elected Officials with Chaffey Board Members at the Ribbon Cutting
Superintendent Mat Holton Shares How Jaguar Stadium Became a Reality
Ontario Mayor Paul Leon, Councilman Alan Wapner (Left) and CJUHSD Supt. Mat Holton (Right)
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejendre (center rear) is surrounded by a host of OHS Athletes celebrating the dedication of their new state-of-the-art Stadium