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Ontario rolls over Baker, 35-21, under Friday night lights

Baker’s Justin Miller grapples Ontario quarterback Kenji Teramura to the ground during first-half action Friday night in Ontario. The Tigers posted a 35-21 league win. (The Enterprise / Jayme Fraser)

ONTARIO – In some ways the 2018 Ontario varsity football team is a paradox.

Flashes of brilliance during the season illuminate a team with offensive power and a stingy defense. When the Tiger machine hits on all cylinders, it is nearly unstoppable.

When one cog in the machine is off, however, the Tigers descend from the lofty heights of prep football excellence to the land of the average.

Two weeks ago in La Grande, the Tigers emerged battered and bruised from a defeat that head coach Erik Johnson described as being “taken to the woodshed.” La Grande pummeled the Tigers 49-12 and Johnson was . . .