Going into the game against Chester this past weekend, Sandwell knew a victory would give them the NFC1 South title and that’s exactly what they walked away with.
Chester started the game with the ball and the Steelers defence didn’t skip a beat, forcing a punt, after a bat down from DL Marty Steel. However, the punt was blocked and the offence took over with great field position. RB Raph Chisholm made the most of it, making several would be tacklers miss on his way to the first touchdown of the day.
After another punt from Chester RB Raph Chisholm punched in his second touchdown and the defence made their presence known with sacks from DL Sam Rafferty and LB Nick Harry closing out the first quarter.
The second quarter seemed challenging for both offences with Chester failing to convert a fake punt to try generate some offence and QB Tristan Varney throwing a rare interception after feeling the pressure from the Roman rushers.
Steelers stalwart WR Steve Kinnersley helped bring some stability to the pass game as QB Tristan Varney connected with him for a 34-yard touchdown to bring the first half score to 20-0.
Learn how the second half panned out, and the Steelers’ take on the rest of the NFC 1 South and beyond, over at SandwellSteelers.com.