The Plymouth-Canton Steelers put a damper on the Westland Comets' homecoming festivities Sunday in four games played at Westland John Glenn High School.
The Steelers' varsity squad trimmed the Comets, 22-21, thanks to strong play from quarterback Greg Williams, who scored a pair of touchdowns on offense and returned an interception for a TD on defense.
Devin Cameron added an extra-point run while Johnny Perko caught a pass to score the game-winning extra point.
Sean Bitgood had a great day defensively, providing a key hit for a loss of yardage. Perko contributed the game-saving tackle in the final minutes to preserve the lead.
The junior varsity Steelers crushed the Comets, 23-0. Benny Smyth paced the offensive line by providing key blocks for Steeler running backs.
Quarterback Alex Nicholson completed a long pass to Christian Pearson, which resulted in a 79-yard TD.
Matthew Poet's Steeler debut was dazzling as he shined on both sides of the ball.
Ryan Bogdanski enjoyed a stellar day on defense, showcasing his strong, open-field tackling skills while preventing a Comet TD.
The Steelers freshmen unit prevailed, 34-21. Billy Flohr excelled for the winners, scoring a pair of TD's -- one through the air and one on the ground. Luke Fisher did a great job blocking for the gold offense and Parker Selby added three PAT's -- two with kicks and one on the ground.
Chase Cunningham played hard-nosed defense from his defensive tackle and linebacker positions, and Joseph Vepaziani recovered a Comet fumble.
The Junior Freshmen Steelers learned a valuable lesson against the Westland Comets during their match up at John Glenn High School: although pre-season workouts and conditioning can be grueling, hard work eventually pays dividends when the game's on the line. Due to two quick Steeler drives resulting in long touchdown runs by Logan Walkley and several time consuming drives by the Comets, the Steeler D found themselves on the field for 30 plays in the first half.
Remarkably, the Steel Curtain refused to surrender a touchdown, and this bend-but-not-break display set the tone for the rest of the contest.