The Coventry Jets played their 3rd game against the Steelers this season and having run them close in the last game entered the game with an air of positivity. However, it wasn’t to be as the Sandwell Steelers ran out with a resounding 41-0 victory to keep their playoff hopes alive.
The Jets having passed successfully in the last game instead focused on their ground game with former youth player Freddie Davidson leading the charge with some impressive gains including a 20 yard screen, before QB Josh Randall threw his first of 3 interceptions deep.The Steelers weren’t having much luck themselves struggling to move the ball through the air or the ground as the first quarter ended 0-0.
The Steelers however started to establish themselves through the air having struggled in the previous game and took the lead, after a missed the PAT they led 6-0. The Jets subsequent drive saw Chris “Teflon” Hobbs, recovered from last week’s injury, run the ball down the field before fumbling in the Steelers 30, who responded with a play action pass to go 13-0 at the end of the half.
The second half didn’t start well with a Jets interception being returned to their 5, and the Steelers wasted no time in going ahead by 20. Unfortunately the Jets chose to rotate in a number of positions and blown coverages allowed the Steelers to ease away eventually taking a 41-0 victory. If there are any highlights to be taken for the Jets, it comes in the shape of their ground game, with QB James Southall coming in the 4th quarter and rushing for over 50 yards. The team in total went for over 100 yards for the first time in a number of games.
Defeat against the Bulls will see the Jets slide out of Division 1 for the first time in a number of years.
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