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Ballard running back Antoine Patton was a blur as he ran past Sealth defenders in a 46-0 romp on Friday Sept. 25 at the SWAC.

Slideshow: Ballard rolls over Chief Sealth 46-0

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

Ballard's Beavers battered Chief Sealth by a 46-0 score in a Metro League football battle Friday.
Antione Patton scored four touchdowns to pave the way for the victorious Beavers, with the senior running back scoring the first on a 66-yard pass connection from senior quarterback Davine Tullis with 3:58 to play in the first quarter.

Patton caught the pass across the middle and veered to the left and down the sideline for the score.
Senior placekicker Jack Dineen slipped the ball through the uprights for a 7-0 lead -- and Ballard took off from there.

Tullis ended the first quarter with an 18-yard left-side keeper for a touchdown and Dineen made it 14-0, then the Beavers scored two points on a safety on a bad snap caught over the back line of the end zone on a punt attempt to make it 16-0 at the 9:15 mark of the second quarter.
Senior Elijah Davis struck from 66 yards out to make what turned out to be the halftime score 22-0, with Dineen just missing the extra point as the ball bounced off the left upright and back out.

Dineen also tried a 50-yard field goal with one second left before halftime only to have it blocked.

Dineen came out by himself during the break and tried a kick from the same distance and made it.
The practice paid off with a 39-yard field goal with 5:28 to play in the third quarter, after he booted the PAT following a 50-yard touchdown run by Patton with 10:06 on the clock.

Patton struck again on a 12-yard right-side run at the 4:05 mark and Dineen's kick made it 39-0.
Patton scored the final touchdown of the game with 1:27 remaining in the third quarter.
Dineen kicked the extra point to up the margin to 46-0, and the lopsided score brought on a running clock rule from there.

Ballard ran its record to 2-0 with the win at the Southwest Athletic Complex, with the Beavers also beating Roosevelt this year.

It was the first home game of the year for Chief Sealth's Seahawks, who fell to 0-4.

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