Beaver Sports Roundup: After back and forth, Ballard football falls short against Redmond

It was like a game of tug-o’-war in Ballard’s game against the Redmond Mustangs last Friday. One which, though they pulled hard, ended up in a loss for the Beavers.

In the first quarter, Ballard was leading 7-0 with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Senior Johnny Verduin to Senior Dominique Smith, but by half, Redmond came out ahead 10-7.

Third quarter, Ballard came back with an 11-yard touchdown run from Dominique Smith followed by a two-point conversion, bringing the score to 15-10.

In fourth quarter, however, Redmond was able to make a comeback, bringing the final score to 20-15.

It was an especially good night for Dominique Smith, who rushed for 80 yards with one touchdown and received 62 yards. Verduin passed for a total of 122 yards.

On defense, Justin Simon and Nate Rauda held the ground for Ballard with each getting 9 tackles.

Sophomore Shea Carroll also did his part for the team, rushing for 26 yards, receiving for 38 yards and getting four tackles.

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