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Ontario Tigers grid squad will rely on returning starters

A previous iteration of the Ontario Tigers takes on the Baker Bulldogs. (Brandon Ragsdale/For the Enterprise)

ONTARIO – Tigers Coach Greg Simmons said his six returning starters to the Ontario High School football team carry the potential to be impact players.

Ontario kicked off its regular season Sept. 3 with a 54-8 loss to Homedale and was originally set to face Fruitland last Friday but that contest was canceled.

The Tigers will now gear up for Friday’s game with Nyssa in Nyssa at 7 p.m.

Of Ontario’s six veterans, four are seniors and two are juniors.

“It’s the seniors’ turn to step up and take on the leadership role as they have many starts under their belts. We are hoping for some big things out of new starters . . .