The three-headed monster of Rotz, Mince and Ballone helped the Lowellville Rockets soar past the Leetonia Bears 41-0 in week 1. Behind the Rockets 3 running-back deep I-Stack formation, the Rockets ran all over the Bears defense for 4 scores. Minch also returned a punt for a TD and Rotz threw for a 24 yard fade route to Hvisdak for his lone TD pass of the evening.
Leetonia just couldn’t get footing on offense and were held to under 100 yards of total offense. Injuries to Roman Ferry, and teammates Brock Simpson and Derrick Grossen held 3 of the Bears primary offensive weapons out during separate points of the game to hinder the chances of scoring their first points of the 2017 campaign.