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Football Notebook: Sabercats sweep, Steelers struggle

The Sault Steelers were blanked in Sudbury while both Sabercats teams won on the road
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The Sault Steelers’ hopes of hosting a Northern Football Conference playoff game took a hit on Saturday night.

The Steelers surrendered a pair of touchdowns in the first half in a 35-0 road loss to the Sudbury Spartans on Saturday night. 

Josh Cuomo had a pair of touchdown runs for the Spartans while Matt Glass and Jared Loyer also had touchdown runs for Sudbury. James Howatt caught a pass for a major in the victory.

The loss drops the Steelers record to 2-4 heading into their final two games of the NFC regular season. Sudbury also sits at 2-4 following the contest.

The Steelers return to action on July 14 at home against the North Bay Bulldogs. Kickoff at Rocky DiPietro Field is set for 7 p.m. The Steelers then wrap up the regular season on the road on July 21 in Sarnia against the Imperials.

Meanwhile, in Ontario Football Conference action both Sault Sabercats teams picked up victories on the weekend.

In varsity action, the Sabercats led by three at halftime before breaking things open in the second half in a 33-7 win over the Forest City Thunderbirds on Saturday.

The varsity Sabercats improve to 4-2 and will return home to face the Oakville Titans next Saturday at Superior Heights. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.

The team then wraps up regular season action on July 21 with a home game at Superior Heights against the Halton Hills Crimson Tide.

On the junior varsity side, the Sabercats JV team picked up its fifth consecutive victory with a 44-0 win over Forest City on Sunday afternoon. 

The Sabercats jumped out to a 38-0 lead in the opening half of the victory.

The JV Sabercats were also scheduled to face Oakville next Saturday, but the Titans JV team has conceded the game, meaning the JV Sabercats will be off until July 21 when they host Halton Hills in a 1 p.m. kickoff at Superior Heights.


Brad Coccimiglio

About the Author: Brad Coccimiglio

A graduate of Loyalist College’s Sports Journalism program, Brad Coccimiglio’s work has appeared in The Hockey News as well as online at in addition to regular freelance work with SooToday before joining the team full time.
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