Steelers Close Out 2023 Regular Season with a Loss at Home to the All Stars

Author of the article:Jay Houslander | Sault Sports
Posted On: July 23, 2023

At Rocky DiPietro Field, the fifth place (3-2) Sault Steelers took to the field to host the 2022 NFC Football champions, the GTA All Stars in NFC action on Saturday, July 22nd under the lights to close out the 2023 NFC regular season.

At 12:35 of the opening quarter, GTA quarterback Esson Hamilton fires a 30 yard pass to Trevonte Ivey to run for a 16 yard carry to give the All Stars a 6 – 0 lead. Ovi Coca convert was blocked by the Steeler defensive line to keep the lead to 6 – 0. 21 seconds before the ten minute mark of the first quarter, Esson Hamilton runs for GTA second major of the game with a 21 yard carry to bring the lead to 12 – 0. With a two point conversion by the All Stars was unsuccesful. With 49.3 left in the first, George Baiden tackles Steeler Alonzo Clarke in the Sault endzone for a rouge to give the 2022 NFC champions a 13 – 0 lead. Esson Hamilton finds Kevin Walsh in the Steeler endzone with a 20 yard pass to increase GTA’s lead to 18 – 0. Baiden kicked the extra point on the convert to bring the lead to 19 – 0. At 7:43 of the final quarter, Steeler quarterback Ryan Yost evades three tackles to fire a 20 yard pass to Brady Smith on the Allstar six yard line to carry to Sault’s only points into the GTA endzone with a six yard run. Brady Smith adds the extra point with a Steeler convert in the Sault’s 19 – 6 loss in Sault Ste Marie.

The Steelers will head back into NFC action to open their 2023 postseason at Chinguacousy Park in Brampton, Ontario to face the GTA All Stars on Saturday, July 29th.

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