The margin for error was so small it only piqued the anxiety.
But Mineral Ridge didn’t mind, dispatching Lowellville 35-28 in an Ohio high school football matchup on September 15.
Both teams traded salvos in the final period, but the Rams had enough offense to deny the Rockets in the end.
The Rams broke in front at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 33-21 lead over the Rockets.
Lowellville took a 21-13 lead over Mineral Ridge heading to halftime locker room.
The Rockets showed it was ready to play, using an early thrust to carve out a 14-13 advantage over the Rams as the first quarter ended.
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