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Wed, July 08

Steelers, Bengals each post victories at home

The Williams Steelers rebounded from their first loss of the season in the way most good teams do — with a victory.

The Steelers were all over the Bradshaw Mountain Steelers Saturday, coming away with a 34-0 rout.

“We controlled the ball,” Steelers coach Tiger Grantham said. “We still tied for first place.”

Bagdad and Williams share that top spot in their division. If Williams wins its final game of the season this coming Saturday, then the Steelers will advance to the division champion game.

Williams ends the regular season this week against the Mayer Rangers. The kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m., but the time may be moved back depending on the early-morning start of the Bengals game.

In the win over Bradshaw Mountain, Vince Alvarado scored three touchdowns and Jesse Hunter added two in the triumph.

Alvarado scored on a 30-yard run, 12-yard pass reception from Matthew Dent and an 80-yard kickoff return.

Hunter, who comes down from Grand Canyon to play on the team, scored on two runs. Hunter reached paydirt on a 30-yard reverse and on an 87-yard run in the fourth quarter.

The defense was a shining star in the contest. Grantham said players like Brent Sutton, Jonathan Montoya and Michael Briggs stepped it up. Sutton and Briggs are linemen. Montoya is a linebacker.

The Steelers are now 5-1 on the season.

Bengals 20,

Badgers 0

The Williams Bengals had one of its best outings of the season with a 20-0 victory over the Prescott Badgers.

The Bengal defense dominated the game, allowing just one first down. And the first down the opponent did get came on pure luck when the ball was tipped on a pass play and a Badger found it in his hands.

Robert Aleshire had a big game at middle linebacker. Coach Bud Parenteau Jr. said Aleshire keyed on Prescott’s top player, the quarterback, and stopped him all day.

On offense, Williams scored on touchdown runs of about 30 and 20 yards by Steven Magana. Trevor Parenteau had the other TD on a 15-yard run. Joel Montoya ran in the two-point conversion after Parenteau’s TD.

The Bengals scored on the second play of the game and eventually built a 12-0 lead by halftime.

It was the second shutout this season for the Bengals.

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