On a steamy Saturday night in Stoney Creek, the Hamilton Steel City Patriots warmed up for playoffs with a 44-3 victory over the Tricity Outlaws.
Having locked up a Northen Football Conference playoff spot last week, the 5-2 Patriots hosted the visiting Outlaws (1-6), looking to secure home field advantage. This game was also a rematch from two weeks ago, an SCP win in Waterloo.
The Patriots defence led the way again, smothering the Outlaw offence with a blistering pass rush and stout run support. Cornerback Tyler Bistrovich scored a touchdown on a long interception return, with SCP only allowing 60 yards of offence and putting the QB down for four sacks.
On offence, the Patriots, led by QB Graham Kelly, showed off a dangerous air attack with receiving touchdowns from Archelaus Jack, Brandon Isaac, and Weston Aiton. The SCP ground game was in fine form as well getting long runs from Daniel Seymour and a TD from hard-hitting youngster Stephon Smith. Former Outlaw, FB Rob Bonds also added a rushing TD for the Patriots.
Next Saturday, July 27 the Patriots (6-2) open the NFC Playoffs at home, hosting the Sault Ste. Marie Steelers (4-4) at Cardinal Newman High School (127 Gray Rd, Stoney Creek) kickoff at 6pm. Gates open at 5pm, Admission is $10, Children under 12 are FREE!
Please help support the Patriots‘ partner sponsor, Purolator Courier, by bringing a non perishable food item for the Purolator Tackle Hunger Program.
Source: Sam MacBeth