Jackson-Milton nabs first victory
McDonald and Lowellville held on for league wins.
NORTH JACKSON — Jacob Carlile’s 4-yard touchdown run with just over six minutes remaining broke a scoreless tie, and Jackson-Milton held on to defeat Sebring, 6-0, Friday night, the Bluejays’ first win of the season.
Joe Skaggs rushed for 120 yards and Ben Carlile passed for 42, leading Jackson-Milton (1-6, 1-3 ITCL Tier Two).
Sebring (1-6, 0-4) was held to 77 total yards, including 25 yards rushing and 39 pass from Kyle Nannah.
SALINEVILLE — Jack Breegle kicked a 32-yard field goal with 8:54 left in the game for McDonald’s winning points.
Then the Blue Devils’ defense turned back a last-ditch scoring drive by Southern when Anthony Colla recovered a fumble on the McDonald 29-yard line.
Both teams got their other points in the opening quarter.
McDonald (6-1, 4-0 ITCL Tier Two) took a 7-0 lead on Alex Sampson’s 43-yard run and Steve Bada’s extra-point.
Southern came back to go ahead 8-7 on Nathan Melhorn’s 3-yard run and his conversion dash.
Sampson rushed for 98 yards in 19 carries while Matt Krumpak completed 9 of 17 passes for 108 yards. Kirk Manofsky caught four passes for 66 yards.
Nathan Melhorn rushed for 167 yards in 16 carries to lead Southern (1-6, 1-3 ITCL Tier Two).
LOWELLVILLE — Vince Travaline of the Rockets intercepted a Wellsville pass at midfield with 1:30 left to squelch a Tigers’ fourth quarter rally.
The Tigers (2-5, 1-3), behind 17-0, scored twice, then recovered an onside kick with 2:01 remaining.
The Rockets (4-3, 3-1) took a 3-0 lead in the second quarter on a 31-yard field goal by Scott Partika.
Cody Whinery and John Lyras scored on 2- and 66-yard runs for the Rockets in the third period.
Jeff Hanselman caught a 29-yard TD pass from Brenton Cover and Bubba Dowling scored on a 1-yard run for the Tigers to cut the deficit to 17-14 2:04 remaining.
Lyras rushed for 101 yards on 12 carries and Joe Depasquale 87 on 13 attempts for the Rockets.
The Tigers’ Cover connected on 15 of 32 passes for 172 yards.