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Vale holds back early Ontario surge to subdue Tigers, 41-6

Ontario quarterback Ruben Hernandez (4) pulls the trigger on a pass as Vale's Eli Aldred (29) applies pressure during their game Friday night. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL).

VALE – Vale’s Nathan Kimball ran for 117 yards and scored two touchdowns while quarterback Tanner Steele tossed for two scores to lead the Vikings past Ontario 41-6 Friday night.

“Our focus was a lot better this week,” said Vale coach Jeff Aldred.

Quarterback Ruben Hernandez paced the Tiger attack with 67 yards on 20 carries and finished the night 18 of 27 for 132 yards passing.

Vale’s Colton Stepleton led the Viking receiving corps with two receptions for 84 yards.

Ontario opened the game with an impressive, 13-play scoring drive to take a 6-0 lead with 4:57 to go . . .