The Stealth’s defense stifled the Diesels and held them to just 56 yards for the game. The Stealth offensive line dominated as the team showed off their stable of running backs and fast receivers by putting 254 yards on the ground. The Stealth offense put up six touchdowns, five of which came on the ground, and amassed 401 yards total offense for the game.
Former Spartan, AJ Jimmerson, started and ended the scoring for the night with touchdowns of 5 yards and 30 yards. Chris D. Rucker, Brandon Dunn, and Leroy Green each added a touchdown of their own. The Stealth’s only passing touchdown came on a 4 yard pass from Damon Young to Brian Jackson.
Jimmerson lead all running backs with 90 yards on 11 carries. In all, seven Stealth running backs had double digit yardage in a demonstration of ball control offense. Green, running out of the wildcat formation had 3 carries for 39 yards, the last of which was a beautiful 25 yard touchdown.
The Stealth advance to play the Southern Michigan Timberwolves in Monroe next Saturday. A win there and the Stealth will return to the GLFL Championship game for the second straight year. The Lakeshore Cougars beat the Flint Fury in the other GLFL first round game so the other GLFL semi-final game pits the Lake Shore Cougars vs. the Detroit Seminoles. The GLFL Championship will be played on September 7th at the home field of the highest remaining seed. The Stealth can host that game with a win vs. the Timberwolves and a Seminole loss to the Cougars next week.