SEBRING, OH- One name, three words you’re going to want to remember: Jalen Royal-Eiland. That’s because Friday night against Sebring the King of Ridge lit up the scoreboard like a Christmas Tree on the way to a 53-14 victory.
JRE took not one, but two kickoffs back to the house in the first quarter to give Mineral Ridge the early advantage- and one they wouldn’t return. Mineral Ridge in addition to a pair of kickoff returns, was a pair of safety’s on defense that provided the confidence for the Rams against Sebring.
Shakir Perkins rushed for 71 yards on the night that included a 50-yard TD. Mark Bunch passed for 171 yards on 9 completions and had a pair of scores.
For Sebring, Noah Fredrick had 99 yards on the ground, while senior Cody Horning scored from 5 yards out to cut into the score late.