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Canton Steelers junior varsity football team defeated the Ypsilanti
Braves, 21-19, Sunday to capture the Western Suburban Junior Football
League Super Bowl title.
Although the Steelers trailed most of the game, they prevailed thanks to their no quit, no fear attitude.
In the true sense of teamwork, each player contributed to the victory.
As the Braves adjusted their game plan to slow down the Steelers, another Steeler would step up and make things happen. It was a hard-hitting game that was won in the trenches.
The Steelers freshmen squad continued its dominance of the WSJFL with a
commanding 31-13 win over the Canton Lions, capping a 10-0
The Steelers' offense was engineered by quarterback Ryan Young, who had several long runs. Lou Baechler had a stellar game with touchdown runs of 60 and 2 yards.
Rashawn Allen scored a TD and an extra point, and Ben Wright added a 10-yard touchdown run.
Mason Phillips was strong on both sides of the ball, scoring a TD on offense and delivering great pass defense throughout the game.
Danny Lanava was strong on the defensive line throughout the game. In addition to making several key tackles, Lanava recovered a fumble.
The Plymouth-Canton Steelers freshmen team celebrates its Super Bowl victory over the Canton Lions. (photo by Jon Vespaziani)
The Plymouth-Canton Steelers JV team celebrates its Super Bowl victory over the Ypsilanti Braves.
Ryan Young breaks free for a long run in the freshmen game. (PlymouthPictures.com photo)
Billy Flohr brings down a Lions ball carrier in the freshmen game. (PlymouthPictures.com photo)
Ben Wright's 10-yard TD run capped the freshmen game's scoring. (Deanna Willis photo)
Alex Nicholson is brought down after a long run in the junior varsity Super Bowl. (PlymouthPictures.com photo)
Cameron Stella had a huge game for the junior varsity Steelers. (PlymouthPictures.com photo)