Plymouth-Canton Steelers varsity football team dropped an exciting
39-26 decision to Farmington Sunday afternoon at Farmington High School.
Offensive-line play was strong thanks to solid efforts from Lucas Callahan, Matt Ramey and Hussein Shahine. Mike White paced the defensive effort with dynamic play from the safety position. Antonio Avant and Wesley Weber both played well against a tough Rocket offensive line.
JV Steelers' nip Rockets
The JV Steelers edged the Rockets, 12-8. P-C quarterback Greg "Gooch" Williams engineered the Steelers' offense and scored both touchdowns. Cory Burnett's quick feet kept the Rockets' defense on its toes while Jacob Marsh ran the ball hard and made a key kick-off recovery for the Steelers.
Alex Nicholson shined at defensive end, tearing up both the Rockets' passing and running games. Ben Smyth and Nathan Gozdor both played strong on the defensive line, plugging up the Rockets' running game.
Freshmen keep hot streak going
The freshmen Steelers remained unbeaten with a 41-18 triumph over the Rockets. The offense was led by Rashawn Allen, who scored a pair of touchdowns. Evan Good did an excellent job blocking and anchoring the 'gold' offensive line, while Ben Kandah opened huge holes for the Steelers' running backs.
The defense was led by Ryan Bogdanski, who played well at defensive end, and Marco McKenzie, who blocked a punt that eventually led to a Steelers' TD. Matthew Poet rounded out strong defensive play with a fumble recovery that led to a Steeler touchdown.
Junior freshmen play Rockets touch
The junior freshmen seized momentum of their game mid-way through the fourth quarter with a series of defensive stops, only to have it slip away in the closing seconds of the contest.
Offensively, the Steelers started the game with an impressive 13-play, five-first-down drive that devoured 11 minutes, resulting in a Nicholas Prevo touchdown. Led by the physical play of center Dean Kaye, the offensive line cleared the way for the Steelers' hard-running backs.
In their next possession, the Steelers wore down the Rockets with a 10-play drive that was orchestrated by quarterback Jake Cain.
Defensively, the Steelers were led by the strong play of James McCarthy and Alexander Terpevich.