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LOWELLVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) – Michael Ballone threw three touchdowns and picked up an interception on defense Friday night as Lowellville defeated Jackson-Milton 35-21.
Keegan White scored two touchdowns for the Blue Jays in a losing effort.
Braylen Dabney got the Rockets going late in the first quarter, taking a pitch from Ballone and running 37 yards to paydirt to give the Rockets the early 7-0 lead.
Ballone’s 12th touchdown pass of the season came just minutes later, set up by his own interception on defense, and was an 8-yard strike to Santino Rivera-Ocasio. The Rockets led 14-0 after one.
White got the Blue Jays on the board midway through the second quarter with his fifth rushing score of the season to close the gap to seven points.
The Rockets took a 21-7 lead into the locker room after Dabney’s second touchdown of the game, a 42-yard reception from Ballone.
After a scoreless third quarter, Rivera-Ocasio’s second touchdown of the game gave the Rockets a commanding three-score lead with the opening play of the fourth quarter.
Ballone would put the game away for good with six minutes remaining, finding Bruce Brenner for a long touchdown pass.
White’s second touchdown for the Blue Jays came with two minutes remaining in the game.
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