The Spartans have improved their record to 3-0 over the weekend when they visited the Steelers on the 8th. They defeated them in a close game 8-6, with Nicholas Rideout scoring all but an extra point for the Spartans.
The first quarter was scoreless despite QB Hunter Holub connecting with Josh Duckett for two 30 plus yard catching gains.
The second quarter was much of the same, as both teams were showing strong defence and any good drive was shut down by penalties or interceptions. The game remained scoreless at the half.
The scoring action started late in the 3rd quarter. With 4:10 left, the Steelers received the ball off a forced punt. After a nice passing play, the Steelers scored on a 15-yard rush. The extra point was off the mark leaving the game at 6-0 with 2:50 left in the 3rd. That score changed very quickly though, on the ensuing kick-off Nicholas Rideout returned the ball 92-yards for a touchdown. Massimo Cimino put the ball straight through the uprights making the game 7-6 for Spartans with 2:03 left in the third. The last couple minutes of the quarter played out without any scoring.
Halfway through the 4th quarter, after a QB sack for the Steelers, the Spartans were forced to punt on the Steelers’ 35-yard line. Rideout punted the ball through the endzone to get a rouge, and put the Spartans up 8-6 with 6:42 left in the game. With 30 seconds left in the game the Steelers tried for a long pass, but were intercepted by Joshua Giralemetto, ending the game 8-6 for Sudbury.
With a great start to the season, the Spartans look to keep up the pace and intensity in their next game VS the Steel City Patriots on June 15th in Hamilton.
The JV Spartans also played over the weekend and beat North Halton Crimson Tide on the road 14-8. Putting them at 2-1 so far in their inaugural season. They are on the road as well this weekend facing off against Toronto on the 15th.