MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio (WKBN) – Ian Erb scored four first half touchdowns as the Mineral Ridge Rams left no doubt Friday night in a 40-7 victory over Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference – Scarlet Tier rival McDonald.
The Rams move to 6-4 on the season. The Blue Devils fall to 5-5.
Unofficially, both teams should be playing next week. Check WKBN.com on Sunday afternoon for all of the playoff matchups. Mineral Ridge entered Friday night ranked 13th in Division VI, Region 21. McDonald was 15th in Division VII, Region 25.
It was all Rams and all Erb in the first half.
Mineral Ridge held a 7-0 lead after one, before exploding for 27 points in the second quarter and ultimately carrying a 34-0 lead into the locker room.
The majority of the damage was done by Erb, who tallied four rushing touchdowns in the first half. Ethan Pemberton pulled in the other touchdown for the Rams in the first half.
Mineral Ridge extended the lead early in the second half with a Brady Balestrino touchdown run and carried a 40-0 lead into the fourth quarter.
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