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PHOTO/RICH COX Freshman Elijah O’Neal advances the ball Saturday in the Giants 34-13 loss at Alfred State.

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PHOTO/RICH COX Keystone finished with 143 yards through the air.

Keystone College football battled host Alfred State College in a 34-13 loss on Saturday at Pioneer Stadium.

The Giants started the scoring with a six-yard strike by Thomas Roach to Angel Rodriguez to hand Keystone a 6-0 edge less than three minutes into the contest.

On the opening drive, Kevin Lewis completed a 31-yard pass to Zechariah Wassell.

Alfred State followed with 34 unanswered points in the first third and fourth quarters before Evan Caro cashed in on a two-yard pass from Johnathan Bates to make it a 34-13 ballgame.

On that scoring drive, Michael Bond, Jr. hauled in an 11-yard pass and Wassell enjoyed a 33-yard reception.

Roach finished 8-of-18 for 66 yards and one TD while Bates went 3-of-4 for 46 yards and one TD.

Both Keystone and Alfred State finished with 143 yards through the air.

Jeremiah Allen gained 49 yards on 11 carries while Roach rushed 6 times for 32 yards.

Wassell led the receiving corps with 64 yards while Rodriguez hauled in four catches for 29 yards. Caro, Bond and Javier Tazza combined for six receptions.

Defensively, Brandon Davis, Brandon Smith and Brandon Lawyer all finished with eight tackles, with Davis and Lawyer registering one tackle for loss.

Michael Jimenez and Frankie Vega recorded six tackles apiece while Jalen Davis notched five.

Keystone drops to 1-3 on their inaugural year and will prepare to head to King’s College in a JV contest on Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m.