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ONTARIO – On a cool October night, Ontario brought the heat Friday in a well-played, hard fought 31-21 victory over Don Lugo at Chaffey High School. While recording eight sacks of Don Lugo’s quarterbacks, the Jaguars (4-3, 1-1 in Mt. Baldy League) were able to disrupt offensive timing and create key special teams miscues in the hotly contested game. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Our offensive line did the job tonight,” Ontario coach Nick Baiz said. “We overcame the fumbles in the first half for a big win over a good team, who has beaten us the past two years.” The Jaguar defensive line tortured Don Lugo for eight sacks and two botched punt attempts, creating relentless pressure without blitzing. That pressure allowed for more defenders in the secondary, resulting in two Russell Carr interceptions. Carr, in for injured starter Andrew Hernandez, was able to connect on some big plays, including a 66-yard bomb to wideout Chris Young. Ultimately, however, Ontario’s front four was too much to handle, led by defensive end Julian Flores’ four sacks. Don Lugo (4-3, 1-1) charged out of the gate on the opening kickoff, with Andre Pickens going 90 yards for a score. Momentum kept residence on the Conquistadores’ sideline when Ontario fumbled the ensuing kickoff, but Don Lugo managed only one yard on that possession, failing to capitalize on the turnover in Jaguar territory. Ontario responded by churning out a 62-yard, 11-play scoring drive, capped by John Koloa’s 12-yard run. The running game was effective all night, punishing Don Lugo’s defense for 234 yards. After recovering a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown, Ontario later forced a bad snap, leading to a big advantage in field position. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!