The Plymouth-Canton Steelers varsity squad played another tough, gritty game against the Lincoln Railsplitters last Saturday, winning 36-25.
The Steelers' offense was sparked by strong performances Dakota Lynn, who had a highlight-reel touchdown run; offensive lineman Joseph Campana, who delivered several key blocks from his tight end position; and Morgan Vetter, who had a perfectly-timed block that led to a TD.
Udayveer Singh offered unparalleled pass protection, while Christopher Vos was solid as a rock at center. The Steelers' defense was led by Bradley Deeg, who had several key blocks to control the Railsplitters' offensive line.
The Steelers JV squad annihilated the Railsplitters, 54-0. The offense was led by Vince VanDerRoest, who was relentless against the Railsplitters' defense.
Nick Saker proved his prowess at tight end, catching a quick pass and scoring a TD. Benny Phillips made his Steeler RB debut by rushing for a touchdown.
The defense was unstoppable. Nathan Gozdor led the way with two sacks and several assists, while Matthew Lessel broke up a couple of Railsplitter pass attempts.
The Steelers freshmen continued its
winning streak, crushing the Railsplitters, 30-0. They
lead the WSJFL with a record of 7-0.
The Steelers were outstanding offensively led by QB Jake Cain, whose pass to Billy Flohr resulted in a 13-yard TD.
Chase Willis caught a PAT conversion pass and Calvin Vos paced the defense with hard tackles, penetrating the Railsplitters' offensive line time and time again.
Benjamin Bennett ran for several first downs. Lou Baechler had an awesome kick-off return, running over several Railsplitters on the way to a 55-yard TD.
Parker Selby shined for the Steelers, playing hard-nosed defense and blocking a Railsplitter punt.
Whenever your hard-fought efforts on the field yield eight trips to the end zone and you limit the opposition to only one first down, it’s bound to be a lopsided affair.
Defensively, the Steel Curtain was led by Jackson King, who recorded two ground-shaking sacks; James McCarthy, whose great D-line penetration split Lincoln’s rails; and Drew Poet, whose speed off the snap proved to be too much for Lincoln. Poet drew cheers from the crowd with a key fourth-and-1 tackle.
QB Logan Walkley went over the 100-yard mark for the
sixth consecutive game, scoring on runs of 42, 25, and 60 yards.
Darien Moore made it clear why he goes by the name “All Business.” Besides pounding into the end zone from 3 yards out, Moore dominated from his middle linebacker position and rarely stepped off the field.
Also visiting the end zone were Aidan Garbarino, Keagan Witczak, Mason Hackney and Zach Kubacki. Hackney showed serious breakaway speed on his 60-yard run to the finish line, while Kubacki collected 22 yards after contact, as he stiff-armed, hurdled and bowled over numerous Lincoln would-be tacklers on his way to an exciting 25-yard TD run.
The Steelers methodically racked up long, bruising drives, which resulted in 16 first downs. Next up: an eagerly anticipated showdown with their cross town rivals.
Chase Willis hauls in a PAT conversion pass from Jake Cain. (Jon Vespaziani photo)
Nick Prevo was a force on defensive line. (Jon Vespaziani photo)
Thomas Noble played well on the offensive line. (Jon Vespaziani)