Juggernaut offences and stingy defences highlighted play for the Steel City Steelers in Central Ontario Minor Football League action on the weekend.
Twin City’s Gold Warhawks made the trip to Hamilton and didn’t shine any brighter than their Purple team last week. The Steelers handed the visitors a convincing 62-18 loss in Atom AA play on Sunday (Sept 29).
|Atom quarterback Josh Omojafo rushes for one of six touchdowns against the Warhawks. (Photo: Dave Ellis/Steel City Steelers)|
Hamilton quarterback Josh Omojafo was back at it rushing for six touchdowns while Yohan Tshimbalanga added two along the ground and Jaydon Peterson had the other major score.
Not to be outdone, the Steelers defense held the Golds and their unorthodox two quarterback system in check. The defense forced and recovered two fumbles. David Barton forced one that was recovered by Memphis Mount, and Johnny Defrais forced another which was recovered by Jacob Breukelman.
The Steelers and their 5-0 record travel to Vaughan for a Saturday night (Oct. 5) game at 7 p.m.
Tyke Steelers also stay perfect
Meanwhile, the Tyke Steelers took their show on the road, defeating the Guelph Bears2, 42-0, also on Sunday.
Running back Anthony Moran set the tone on the first series with a 40-yard run for an early lead. Quarterback Ryder Mount rushed for two scores and threw for another – a beautiful 30-yard pass to wide receiver Jesse Sweet. Sweet added a 52-yard TD run and backup QB Francesco Modica rushed for a late major.
Reserve running back Shane Mastrianni took the first carry of his career 50 yards to the goal line and finished it off with a one-yard plunge for his first major.
As well as the offense has been playing, the heart and soul of this team is its suffocating defense. Led once again by Lincoln Branson, who dined on ball carriers all afternoon, the Steelers “D” is almost impossible to move on. Linebackers Austin Walker and Nick Whitehouse applied ample pressure and came up with many big stops for losses, and helped produce five Guelph fumbles recovered by Mount, Moran, Sweet and Modica, who had two.
The win left the Tykes with a 5-0 record and they have surrendered a mere 18 points this season.
The Steel City Tykes travel to face off against the HWMFA Tiger-Cats – also perfect – on Saturday (Oct. 5) at 12pm in Rockton.