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Tigers trade TDs in Weiser

WEISER – The Ontario varsity football team’s offensive is close to clicking.

Close but not quite.

The Tigers amassed 246 rushing yards and scored five touchdowns – including a 99-yard kickoff return by Brandon Rodriguez in the third quarter – but could not stop the Wolverines in the final frame and suffered a 41-33 non-league setback Friday night.

“We are progressing each week. The run game is more on track but not enough,” said Tiger Coach Eric Johnson.

Weiser quarterback Brody Von Brethorst threw for 133 yards and the Wolverines broke open a close game in the fourth quarter by scoring three touchdowns over an eight-minute stretch.

“We had critical turnovers, momentum changers,” said Johnson.

For most of the game the two teams traded touchdowns. Ontario scored first – on Jose Flores’ 26-yard . . .