STRUTHERS OH- The matchup between 16th seeded Lowellville, and 17th seeded Valley Christian proved to be the most competitive game on Friday night. Lowellville fought off a late Valley surge to prevail 30-26.
Vinny Ballone continued to impress as he threw for 274 yards on 22-48 passes. He found the endzone 3 times through the air as well. He also ran for 104 yards with a touchdown. Anthony Sanchez, Alex Modelski, and Brady Bunofsky all caught touchdowns for the Rockets.
The Eagles got the first score of the game from Vershawn Gurley. After trailing 16-6, they got a score on the ground from Jon’Tae Panbellon. Jon’Trell Mixon had a big day on both sides of the ball. He brought the Eagles back in the game with a pick six in the fourth quarter.
Lowelville wikl advance to travel to Warren JFK next Friday. That game will be played at Liberty due to the Warren Harding playoff game being played at the time. Valley Christian has a regular season game scheduled against Wellsville.