Briefs

Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the field house.

The fall sports banquet (soccer, vollyball and golf) will be Nov. 14, with the football banquet to be held at a later date.

Sponsorships for the meals of athletes are $10 each, and are available at school website, entrance gates during football games or at the booster meetings. The names of sponsors will be in the programs of both banquets.

Big Red playoff tix going on sale

STEUBENVILLE — Ticket’s for Big Red’s Division IV playoff home game on Nov. 3 will go on sale Tuesday at the high school.

Presale tickets are $8, and all tickets will be $9 at the gate.

Sales for season ticket holders will only take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

The general public can purchase tickets from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The ticket office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Nov. 3.

Browns’ Garrett not traveling

CLEVELAND — The only Big Ben that Myles Garrett will see this season is Roethlisberger.

Cleveland’s rookie defensive end, who has played so well when healthy, won’t travel with the team to London because of a concussion and will miss Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

The No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, Garrett has already missed four games with a badly sprained right ankle and now he’ll sit out again.

Team officials and coach Hue Jackson had been hoping Garrett would be well enough to make the trip, but he stayed behind Thursday night when the team departed for its first regular-season game abroad.

“Myles is a great player,” linebacker Christian Kirksey said Wednesday. “He’s just coming off the edge, bringing the extra spark to the defense, being that guy that can go out there and make an impact play. That’s definitely something that we’ll miss.”

Garrett was placed in concussion protocol on Tuesday after he arrived at the team’s facility not feeling well. The 21-year-old recorded a sack on Sunday and didn’t have any symptoms until two days later.

Garrett recorded a sack on his first play from scrimmage this season and he has four sacks in just three games. His playing time had steadily increased each week and he was getting back in game shape before suffering the head injury and setback.

He’ll have another week to recover as the winless Browns have a bye next week.

Second-year end Carl Nassib is expected to start in Garrett’s spot.

Following the draft, Garrett said he wanted his first career sack to come against Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh’s star quarterback. But Garrett missed the season opener against the Steelers. He’ll get another crack at Big Ben in the season finale on Dec. 31.

Ravens beat Dolphins, 40-0

BALTIMORE — Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass before being knocked from the game with a concussion, and the Baltimore Ravens frustrated quarterback Matt Moore and the Miami Dolphins in a 40-0 victory Thursday night.

Alex Collins ran for a career-high 113 yards, and Baltimore (4-4) returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the most lopsided shutout in franchise history.

In the midst of one of his best performances of the season, Flacco was struck in the helmet by Miami linebacker Kiko Alonso while sliding at the end of an impromptu run. Flacco’s helmet flew off his head, and the 10-year quarterback appeared dazed as he struggled to his feet.

The play occurred with 3 minutes left in the second quarter. Alonso was flagged for unnecessary roughness, providing Baltimore with a first down that ultimately turned into a touchdown.

Ratings drop for World Series

LOS ANGELES — Viewers for the second game of the World Series dropped 10 percent from last year, less than the 21 percent decline for the opener.

Houston’s 7-6, 11-inning win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night averaged 16,019,000 viewers, Fox said Thursday. That was down from 17.8 million for the Cubs’ 5-1 victory over Cleveland last year — the most-watched Game 2 since 2009.

This year’s thriller, which featured five home runs during extra innings, was seen by an average of 15,483,000 viewers on Fox, 382,000 on Fox Deportes and 154,000 on Fox Sports Go.

Last year’s Game 2 averaged 17.8 million, of which 17.4 million were on Fox, 278,000 on Fox Deportes and 115,000 on Fox Sports Go.

Los Angeles’ 3-1 win in this year’s opener averaged 15,458,000 viewers on the three Fox outlets.

Toledo tops Ball State, 58-17

MUNCIE, Ind. — Diontae Johnson made four catches for a career-high 170 yards and two touchdowns, and returned a punt 87 yards for a score to help Toledo cruise past Ball State 58-17 on Thursday night.

Logan Woodside was 8-of-17 passing for 267 yards and three touchdowns for Toledo (7-1, 4-0 Mid-American Conference). Terry Swanson added 105 yards rushing and a TD on just 11 carries as the Rockets rushed for a season-high 335 yards.

From staff and wire reports

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