Photo Gallery - OSU Verbal Jake Ballard

Springboro's own Jake Ballard missed four games during the regular season with a hamstring injury but came back in time for the playoffs and was back to his old self by the time the second-round Region 8 match-up against Miami Trace came around. Ballard caught a few passes at tight end and wrecked havoc on the defensive line for the Panthers in their 38-19, come-from-behind victory. Ballard verbally committed to Ohio State in the summer and is being recruited to play tight end, initially.

Photo Gallery - Jake Ballard In Action Against Miami Trace

Jake and his brother Josh Ballard

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