Plymouth-Canton Steelers' freshmen football team's season of perfection
continued Sunday afternoon at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park
varsity football field.
The Steelers (10-0) knocked off visiting Dearborn Heights, 26-6, to advance to next weekend's Western Suburban Junior Football League Super Bowl.
The Steelers jumped ahead 6-0 on quarterback Ryan Young's 6-yard touchdown run mid-way through the second quarter.
The Redskins answered by driving to the Steelers' 17 on the ensuing possession, but Dearborn Heights' Larry Rivers was stopped short on a fourth-down play by Ryan Bogdanski and Vinnie Convertino.
The Steelers padded their lead on the next play when Dylan Stackhouse ripped off an 83-yard TD run with 1:18 left in the first half. The Steelers made it 13-0 on a Lou Baechler conversion run.
Convertino picked off a Redskin aerial 11 seconds before intermission.
The Steelers made it 20-0 with 3:26 left in the third quarter when Stackhouse sprinted 35 yards to paydirt and Young connected with Christian Pearson on the one-point conversion pass.
Rivers scored on a hitch pass to cut the Steelers' lead to 20-6, but Stackhouse galloped in for a 6-yard scoring run with 2:23 left to cap the scoring.
Aaron Garbarino recovered a fumble in the game's final seconds.
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