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    (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER) Boston Brewer (54) and Brodie Bates bring down Springtown quarterback Hudson Hulett in the first quarter of the Steers’ 34-22 loss to Springtown Friday at Newton Field. The sack set the tone for the Steers’ defense in the first half.

Steers suffer second-half comeback loss to Porcupines

It was the tale of two halves Friday night at Newton Field as the Steers hosted Springtown for their annual meeting. After giving up a big play to open the game, the Steers’ defense clamped down for the remainder of the half. However, the offense was limited to three points in the second half to lose 34-22.

The Porcupines started the game off in big-play fashion, in a foreshadowing of what was to come in the second half. Following the game-opening kickoff, quarterback Hudson Hulett found Matthew Lockard deep in the secondary for a 76-yard touchdown. That was Springtown’s last score until the third quarter.

The defense clamped down and held Springtown to less than 20 yards for the remainder of the half. Meanwhile, the Steers answered back in their own big way. Noah Jilek had a big kickoff return and was given more yards on the first of five personal foul penalties called against the Porcupines in the game. This set the Steers up on the Springtown 32-yard line. This setup a 32-yard touchdown pass from Ty Thompson to Tre Alveraz. The Steers trailed 7-6 after the extra point kick missed.

For the rest of the story, see the Sept. 8 edition of The Graham Leader.

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