The Sault Steelers rode a quick start to a win at home on Saturday night.
After opening up a 15-0 lead through one quarter, the Steelers beat the North Bay Bulldogs 41-6 Saturday at Rocky DiPietro Field.
After some struggles one week ago offensively, the Steelers offence took a step forward against the Bulldogs.
“Guys put the system first, they were running the system,” said Steelers player/coach Brandon Lewis. “Our O-line was playing well, our backs ran well. We got some work out of Darrel (Wood) early on (at quarterback) and then Ryan (Yost) took over and got some needed reps in order to get some game time. I’m happy with our offensive output.”
Steve Hiiemaa ran for three majors for the Steelers. Alonzo Clarke also had a rushing touchdown for the home side.
Dalton Toppan and Forrest Jones also had majors for the Steelers.
Cam Ford had the lone touchdown for the Bulldogs, which came in the final moments of the third quarter.
Lewis also credited the Steelers on the defensive side of the ball in the win.
“Our defensive backfield, including our linebackers, they’re just a bunch of young guys that are really good together,” Lewis said. “They’re coming together each week better and better. I told them before the game and at halftime how proud I am of them. To play in front of a group of young players like that at this age and time in my career is special for me because they take some pressure off the front. Their ability to cover allows us to get more pressure. They’re a good group of kids.”
The Steelers return to action on the road on June 22 in Sudbury against the Spartans.