Steelers – Royals 28.08.2020

Perjantain Vaahteraliigakamppailun lähtöasetelmat olivat herkulliset. Joukkue, joka voittaa pelin on runkosarjan voittaja vuonna 2020.  Pelistä ei kuitenkaan muodostunut sarjan klassikkoa Steelersin alkuvaiheen ylivoiman takia.
Kuopio Steelers lähti illan kamppailuun vahvalla sykkeellä saavuttaen ensimmäisen neljänneksen aikana 21-0 johdon. Puoliaikaan mennessä peli oli tilanteessa 35-3 ja käytännössä runkosarjan voitto näytti karkaavan kuopiolaisille. Royals esitti ottelun jälkimmäisellä puoliskolla kirikykyään kirjaten lopulta taululle 30 pistettä. Steelersille riitti 55 pistettä ja joukkue oli nostanut jalkansa kaasulta jo hyvissä ajoin ennen pelikellon loppuun kulumista. Wasa Royals on tällä kaudella erikoistunut hitaisiin alkuihin.  Perjantai ei tuonut tähän poikkeusta ja vaasalaiset päästivät vastustajan tällä kertaa tavoittamattomiin, ennen kuin joukkueen onnistui saamaan pisteitä taululle.  Markus Perssonin suihkukomennus ottelun ensimmäisellä neljänneksellä sekoitti Royals-puolustuksen pelisuunnitelmaa melkoisesti ja vastustaja rokotti armotta syntyneeseen aukkoon puolustuksessa. Ottelun lopputulos imartelee vaasalaisia. Viimeisellä neljänneksellä Steelers pelasi aikaa ja Royalsin Alpha Jalloh sai vapauden kirmata kentällä kolme lohtu-touchdownia kaunistelemaan numeroita tulostaululla. Kaikkiaan huikeita yksilösuorituksia esittänyt Jalloh keräsi pelissä 349 jaardia kun mukaan lasketaan juoksut (186y), kiinniotot sekä potkujen palautukset. Royals pelinrakentaja Brandon Gwinner jätti kentän toisen puoliajan alussa ja miestä tuurasivat vuorotellen Jalloh sekä Nico Barrow.  Kaikki Royalsin touchdownit syntyivät peleillä, joiden aikana Gwinner ei ollut kentällä. Royals ei tarjonnut perjantaina Steelersille runkosarjan voittotaistelun arvoista taistelua. Tappion myötä joukkueen välierävastustajaksi asettuu Helsinki Wolverines. Runkosarjan kakkossija antaa vaasalaisille kotiedun ja Vaahteraliigan toinen välieräpeli tullaan pelaamaan Kaarlen kentällä 6. syyskuuta klo 16.30 alkaen.
Steelers halusi voittaa
Ottelun alla esiintyi spekulaatioita siitä, haluaako jompikumpi joukkueista taktikoida itselle mieluisen välierävastuksen seuraavalle viikonlopulle. Steelers-päävalmentaja Utriainen kertoi ottelua alustavassa haastattelussa joukkueensa janoavan historiansa ensimmäistä runkosarjan voittoa ja tämä näkyi otteissa kentällä. Pelinrakentaja Seth Peters pääsi pelaamaan mieluisissa olosuhteissa ja heitti ottelussa 259 jaardia, joilla kuusi touchdownia. Maaleista menivät tasan 3-3 Max Zimmermanin ja Tino Ndongon kesken. Jaardeissa saksalainen kepitti niukasti Ndongon luvuin 93-92.   Steelersin tähtikeskushyökkääjä Lamar Carswell kantoi palloa ottelun ensimmäisellä puoliskolla ainoastaan seitsemän kertaa keräten 9,9 jaardin keskiarvolla yhteensä 79 jaardia. Carswell ei käynyt kentällä pelin toisella puoliskolla. Varsinkin ottelun alussa Steelersin puolustuksen frontti kohteli kaltoin vastustajan hyökkäyslinjaa sekä palloa hallussaan pitäviä hyökkääjiä. Royals-pelaaja taklattiin aloituslinjan takana yhteensä kymmenen kertaa. Eniten pysäytyksiä kirjattiin AJ Wentlandille, joka kartutti tilastojaan kymmenellä taklauksella.  Puolustuksen koordinaattori Petri Pellinen peluutti miehistöään laajalla rintamalla ja peräti 18 Steelers-pelaajaa onnistui kirjaamaan merkintöjä taklaustilastoihin. Runkosarjan voitto tuo Steelersille kaivatun kolmannen kotiottelun Väinölänniemelle. Lauantaina 5.9. välierässä vastaan asettuu Seinäjoki Crocodiles – ainoa joukkue, joka onnistui kukistamaan kuopiolaiset runkosarjassa.
ROYALS vs STEELERS (Aug 28, 2020)

ROYALS vs STEELERS (Aug 28, 2020)


 

Scoring Summary

 
Scoring Summary (Final)
VAAHTERALIIGA 2020
ROYALS vs STEELERS (Aug 28, 2020 at Kuopio)

ROYALS (3-2) vs. STEELERS (4-1)

Date: Aug 28, 2020 • Site: Kuopio  • Stadium: Vainolanniemi  •  Attendance: 625

Score by Quarters  Score 
ROYALS   0  3  6  21  30 
STEELERS   21  14  13  7  55 

SCORING SUMMARY   ROY -STE  
1st  08:39  STE   Ndongo T 15 yd pass from Peters S (Pekkarinen I kick) 
         8 plays, 69 yards, TOP 3:21  0 - 7 
  06:28  STE   Carswell L 39 yd run (Pekkarinen I kick) 
         1 play, 39 yards, TOP 0:08  0 - 14 
  00:58  STE   Carswell L 1 yd run (Pekkarinen I kick) 
         9 plays, 47 yards, TOP 3:21  0 - 21 
2nd  10:10  STE   Zimmermann M 35 yd pass from Peters S (Pekkarinen I kick) 
         2 plays, 35 yards, TOP 0:25  0 - 28 
  05:10  ROY   Kangas S 21 yd field goal 
         12 plays, 63 yards, TOP 5:00  3 - 28 
  00:12  STE   Ndongo T 16 yd pass from Peters S (Pekkarinen I kick) 
         6 plays, 66 yards, TOP 0:02  3 - 35 
3rd  06:35  ROY   Suoste T 20 yd run (Kangas S kick blockd) 
         13 plays, 87 yards, TOP 5:20  9 - 35 
  05:34  STE   Ndongo T 33 yd pass from Peters S (Pekkarinen I kick blockd) 
         3 plays, 49 yards, TOP 0:56  9 - 41 
  03:45  STE   Zimmermann M 2 yd pass from Peters S (Pekkarinen I kick) 
         2 plays, 4 yards, TOP 0:23  9 - 48 
4th  07:40  ROY   Jalloh A 8 yd run (Kangas S kick) 
         15 plays, 80 yards, TOP 8:05  16 - 48 
  03:02  STE   Zimmermann M 23 yd pass from Peters S (Pekkarinen I kick) 
         7 plays, 48 yards, TOP 4:08  16 - 55 
  01:56  ROY   Jalloh A 43 yd run (Kangas S kick) 
         2 plays, 50 yards, TOP 0:56  23 - 55 
  00:10  ROY   Jalloh A 37 yd run (Kangas S kick) 
         3 plays, 72 yards, TOP 1:08  30 - 55 

Kickoff time: 18.30  • End of Game: 20.58  • Total elapsed time: 2h 28min
Referee: Seppelin J  •  Umpire: Immonen M  •  Linesman: Lehtinen J  •  Line judge: Vierikko P  •  Back judge: Makarainen M  •  Field judge: Naumanen A  •  Side judge: Julkunen T  • 
Temperature: +15  • Wind: 1 m/s  • Weather: Aurinkoinen
 

Team Statistics

 
Team Statistics (Final)
VAAHTERALIIGA 2020
ROYALS vs STEELERS (Aug 28, 2020 at Kuopio)

 Team Totals  ROY  STE 
FIRST DOWNS  19  18 
   Rushing  13 
   Passing  12 
   Penalty 
NET YARDS RUSHING  254  69 
   Rushing Attempts  50  16 
   Average Per Rush  5.1  4.3 
   Rushing Touchdowns 
   Yards Gained Rushing  306  80 
   Yards Lost Rushing  52  11 
NET YARDS PASSING  95  259 
   Completions-Attempts-Int  7-14-1  18-29-0 
   Average Per Attempt  6.8  8.9 
   Average Per Completion  13.6  14.4 
   Passing Touchdowns 
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS  349  328 
   Total offense plays  64  45 
   Average Gain Per Play  5.5  7.3 
Fumbles: Number-Lost  2-1  1-0 
Penalties: Number-Yards  8-67  7-62 
PUNTS-YARDS  2-67  2-99 
   Average Yards Per Punt  33.5  49.5 
   Net Yards Per Punt  23.5  45.0 
   Inside 20 
   50+ Yards 
   Touchbacks 
   Fair catch 
KICKOFFS-YARDS  6-232  9-526 
   Average Yards Per Kickoff  38.7  58.4 
   Net Yards Per Kickoff  26.5  36.6 
   Touchbacks 
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD  1-9-0  1-20-0 
   Average Per Return  9.0  20.0 
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD  7-157-0  5-73-0 
   Average Per Return  22.4  14.6 
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD  0-0-0  1-0-0 
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD  0-0-0  0-0-0 
Miscellaneous Yards 
Possession Time  33:18  14:42 
   1st Quarter  5:10  6:50 
   2nd Quarter  10:58  1:02 
   3rd Quarter  10:36  1:24 
   4th Quarter  6:34  5:26 
Third-Down Conversions  3 of 12  4 of 7 
Fourth-Down Conversions  3 of 5  1 of 1 
Red-Zone Scores-Chances  3-3  5-5 
   Touchdowns  2-3  5-5 
   Field goals  1-3  0-5 
Sacks By: Number-Yards  0-0  1-9 
PAT Kicks  3-4  7-8 
Field Goals  1-1  0-0 
Points off turnovers 
 

Individual Statistics

 
Individual Statistics (Final)
VAAHTERALIIGA 2020
ROYALS vs STEELERS (Aug 28, 2020 at Kuopio)

ROYALS
  
STEELERS
RUSHING  No.  Gain  Loss  Net  TD  Lg  Avg. 
Jalloh A   18  200  13  187  43  10.4 
Suoste T   20  77  73  20  3.7 
Barrow N   17  12  0.8 
Gwinner B   12  23  -11  11  -1.8 
Totals...  50  306  52  254  43  5.1 
  
  
RUSHING  No.  Gain  Loss  Net  TD  Lg  Avg. 
Carswell L   69  69  39  9.9 
Peters S   3.0 
Lindsten V   1.0 
Team Steelers   -2  -1.0 
Pajunen P   -2  -0.4 
Totals...  16  80  11  69  39  4.3 
 
PASSING  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack 
Gwinner B   6-12-1  76  21 
Jalloh A   0-1-0 
Barrow N   1-1-0  19  19 
Totals...  7-14-1  95  21 
  
PASSING  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack 
Peters S   18-29-0  259  35 
Totals...  18-29-0  259  35 
  
  
 
RECEIVING  No.  Yds  TD  Lg 
Jalloh A   59  21 
Suoste T   17  12 
Tuovinen A   19  19 
Totals...  95  21 
  
  
  
RECEIVING  No.  Yds  TD  Lg 
Zimmermann M   93  35 
Ndongo T   92  33 
Vandeweerd J   52  30 
Carswell L   19  19 
Marshall I  
Totals...  18  259  35 
 
PUNTING  No.  Yds  Avg  Long  In20  TB 
Kangas S   67  33.5  34 
Totals...  67  33.5  34 
  
PUNTING  No.  Yds  Avg  Long  In20  TB 
Peters S   99  49.5  51 
Totals...  99  49.5  51 
 
   Punts  Kickoffs  Intercept 
ALL RETURNS  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg 
Jalloh A   94  40 
Lundstrom P   56  26 
Barrow N  
Totals...  157  40 
  
   Punts  Kickoffs  Intercept 
ALL RETURNS  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg 
Ndongo T   63  29 
Kaczocha T   20  20  10  10 
Wentland A  
Totals...  20  20  73  29 
 
ALL PURPOSE  Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total 
Jalloh A   187  59  94  349 
Suoste T   73  17  90 
Lundstrom P   56  56 
Tuovinen A   19  19 
Barrow N   12 
Gwinner B   -11  -11 
Totals...  254  95  157  515 
  
  
  
  
  
ALL PURPOSE  Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total 
Ndongo T   92  63  155 
Zimmermann M   93  93 
Carswell L   69  19  88 
Vandeweerd J   52  52 
Kaczocha T   10  20  30 
Marshall I  
Peters S  
Lindsten V  
Team Steelers   -2  -2 
Pajunen P   -2  -2 
Totals...  69  259  73  20  421 
 
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 
Kangas S  2nd  05:10  21 yards  Good 
  
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 
  
 
KICKOFFS  No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg. 
Kangas S   232  38.7 
  
KICKOFFS  No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg. 
Pekkarinen I   526  58.4 
 
FUMBLES: ROYALS-Barrow N 1-1; Jalloh A 1-0. STEELERS-Pajunen P 1-0.
 

Drive Chart

 
Drive Chart (Final)
VAAHTERALIIGA 2020
ROYALS vs STEELERS (Aug 28, 2020 at Kuopio)

   Drive Started  Drive Ended  Consumed    
Team  Qtr  Spot  Time  Obtained  Spot  Time     How Lost  Pl-Yds  TOP  RZ 
ROY   1st  R20  08:39  Kickoff  R05  06:36     Punt  3--15  2:03    
ROY   1st  R40  06:11  Kickoff  R47  04:19     Downs  4-7  1:52    
ROY   1st  R19  00:51  Kickoff  R12  10:35     Punt  3--7  2:16    
ROY   2nd  R33  10:10  Kickoff  S04  05:10  FIELD GOAL  12-63  5:00    
ROY   2nd  R35  04:35  Punt  S34  00:14     Downs  6-31  4:21    
ROY   2nd  R49  00:03  Kickoff  R49  00:00     Interception  1-0  0:03    
ROY   3rd  R13  11:55  Kickoff  S00  06:35  TOUCHDOWN  13-87  5:20    
ROY   3rd  R17  05:24  Kickoff  R04  04:08     Fumble  3--13  1:16    
ROY   3rd  R20  03:45  Kickoff  S00  07:40  TOUCHDOWN  15-80  8:05    
ROY   4th  R50  02:52  Kickoff  S00  01:56  TOUCHDOWN  2-50  0:56    
ROY   4th  R28  01:18  Punt  S00  00:10  TOUCHDOWN  3-72  1:08    
  
STE   1st  S31  12:00  Kickoff  R00  08:39  TOUCHDOWN  8-69  3:21    
STE   1st  R39  06:36  Punt  R00  06:28  TOUCHDOWN  1-39  0:08    
STE   1st  R47  04:19  Downs  R00  00:58  TOUCHDOWN  9-47  3:21    
STE   2nd  R35  10:35  Punt  R00  10:10  TOUCHDOWN  2-35  0:25    
STE   2nd  S26  05:05  Kickoff  S26  04:35     Punt  3-0  0:30    
STE   2nd  S34  00:14  Downs  R00  00:12  TOUCHDOWN  6-66  0:02    
STE   2nd  S23  00:00  Interception  S23  00:00     End of half  0-0  0:00    
STE   3rd  R49  06:30  Kickoff  R00  05:34  TOUCHDOWN  3-49  0:56    
STE   3rd  R04  04:08  Fumble  R00  03:45  TOUCHDOWN  2-4  0:23    
STE   4th  R48  07:10  Kickoff  R00  03:02  TOUCHDOWN  7-48  4:08    
STE   4th  S23  01:56  Kickoff  S21  01:18     Punt  3--2  0:38    
STE   4th  R47  00:06  Kickoff  R48  00:00     End of half  1--1  0:06    

   1st  2nd  3rd  4th     1st  2nd       
ROYALS   Qtr  Qtr  Qtr  Qtr     Half  Half     Total 
Time of possession   05:10   10:58   10:36   06:34      16:08   17:10      33:18  
3rd Down Conversions   0/2   1/4   2/5   0/1      1/6   2/6      3/12  
Average field position  R26   R39   R16   R39      R32   R25      R29  
4th Down Conversions   0/1   0/1   1/1   2/2      0/2   3/3      3/5  
  
   1st  2nd  3rd  4th     1st  2nd       
STEELERS   Qtr  Qtr  Qtr  Qtr     Half  Half     Total 
Time of possession   06:50   01:02   01:24   05:26      07:52   06:50      14:42  
3rd Down Conversions   2/3   1/2   0/0   1/2      3/5   1/2      4/7  
Average field position  S48   S41   R27   S42      S45   R45      S49  
4th Down Conversions   1/1   0/0   0/0   0/0      1/1   0/0      1/1  

Drive Chart (By Quarter)

   Drive Started  Drive Ended  Consumed    
Team  Qtr  Spot  Time  Obtained  Spot  Time     How Lost  Pl-Yds  TOP  RZ 
STE   1st  S31  12:00  Kickoff  R00  08:39  TOUCHDOWN  8-69  3:21    
ROY   1st  R20  08:39  Kickoff  R05  06:36     Punt  3--15  2:03    
STE   1st  R39  06:36  Punt  R00  06:28  TOUCHDOWN  1-39  0:08    
ROY   1st  R40  06:11  Kickoff  R47  04:19     Downs  4-7  1:52    
STE   1st  R47  04:19  Downs  R00  00:58  TOUCHDOWN  9-47  3:21    
ROY   1st  R19  00:51  Kickoff  R12  10:35     Punt  3--7  2:16    
STE   2nd  R35  10:35  Punt  R00  10:10  TOUCHDOWN  2-35  0:25    
  
ROY   2nd  R33  10:10  Kickoff  S04  05:10  FIELD GOAL  12-63  5:00    
STE   2nd  S26  05:05  Kickoff  S26  04:35     Punt  3-0  0:30    
ROY   2nd  R35  04:35  Punt  S34  00:14     Downs  6-31  4:21    
STE   2nd  S34  00:14  Downs  R00  00:12  TOUCHDOWN  6-66  0:02    
ROY   2nd  R49  00:03  Kickoff  R49  00:00     Interception  1-0  0:03    
STE   2nd  S23  00:00  Interception  S23  00:00     End of half  0-0  0:00    
ROY   3rd  R13  11:55  Kickoff  S00  06:35  TOUCHDOWN  13-87  5:20    
  
STE   3rd  R49  06:30  Kickoff  R00  05:34  TOUCHDOWN  3-49  0:56    
ROY   3rd  R17  05:24  Kickoff  R04  04:08     Fumble  3--13  1:16    
STE   3rd  R04  04:08  Fumble  R00  03:45  TOUCHDOWN  2-4  0:23    
ROY   3rd  R20  03:45  Kickoff  S00  07:40  TOUCHDOWN  15-80  8:05    
STE   4th  R48  07:10  Kickoff  R00  03:02  TOUCHDOWN  7-48  4:08    
  
ROY   4th  R50  02:52  Kickoff  S00  01:56  TOUCHDOWN  2-50  0:56    
STE   4th  S23  01:56  Kickoff  S21  01:18     Punt  3--2  0:38    
ROY   4th  R28  01:18  Punt  S00  00:10  TOUCHDOWN  3-72  1:08    
STE   4th  R47  00:06  Kickoff  R48  00:00     End of half  1--1  0:06    
 

Defensive Statistics

 
Defensive Statistics (Final)
VAAHTERALIIGA 2020
ROYALS vs STEELERS (Aug 28, 2020 at Kuopio)

##  ROYALS   Solo  Ast  Total  TFL/Yds  FF  FR-Yds  Int-Yds  BrUp  Blkd  Sack/Yds  QBH 
7   Latikka L   6.0  .   .   .   .  
31  Manderbacka J   3.5  .   .   .   .  
44  Ranta J   3.5  .   .   .   .  
2   Manty V   3.0  1.0/6   .   .   .  
42  Blair Z   2.5  1.0/2   .   .   .  
29  Lundstrom P   2.0  .   .   .   .  
52  Haapamaki J   2.0  2.0/6   .   .   .  
20  Penesumbu J   1.5  .   .   .   .  
22  Persson M   1.0  .   .   .   .  
90  Arvila A   0.5  .   .   .   .  
51  Maenpaa N   0.5  .   .   .   .  
TM  Team Royals   .   .   .   .   .  
##  STEELERS   Solo  Ast  Total  TFL/Yds  FF  FR-Yds  Int-Yds  BrUp  Blkd  Sack/Yds  QBH 
35  Wentland A   10.0  1.5/12   .   .   1.0/9  
4   King K   8.5  .   .   .   .  
15  De Falcis M   7.5  1.0/1   .   .   .  
99  Lindqvist J   4.0  1.5/5   1-0   .   .  
62  Bednarczyk B   4.0  1.0/1   .   .   .  
93  Trigueiros A   3.5  .   .   .   .  
22  Kaczocha T   3.5  1.5/7   .   1-0   .  
3   Radji S   2.5  1.0/7   .   .   .  
2   Vaija E   2.0  .   .   .   .  
45  Eskelinen I   2.0  .   .   .   .  
41  Seppanen K   1.5  .   .   .   .  
95  Sinkkonen J   1.5  .   .   .   .  
48  Savolainen J   1.0  .   .   .   .  
31  Pekkarinen I   1.0  1.0/4   .   .   .  
23  Laine R   1.0  .   .   .   .  
29  Ojala L   1.0  .   .   .   .  
43  Tuominen T   1.0  .   .   .   .  
92  Kauppinen M   0.5  0.5/1   .   .   .  
TM  Team Steelers   .   .   .   .   .  
 

Participation Report

 
Participation Report (Final)
VAAHTERALIIGA 2020
ROYALS vs STEELERS (Aug 28, 2020 at Kuopio)

ROYALS  
Pos  ##  Offense 
QB   4   Gwinner B  
RB   40  Suoste T  
RB   24  Barrow N  
WR   8   Jalloh A  
WR   88  Tuovinen A  
WR   33  Peterson N  
LT   71  Blomgren E  
LG   74  Alinen O  
C   62  Kallio F  
RG   75  Salo T  
RT   77  Evwaraye S  
  
ROYALS  
Pos  ##  Defense 
DE   90  Arvila A  
DT   55  Carrasco C  
DT   97  Kass M  
DE   99  Ceken T  
LB   7   Latikka L  
LB   42  Blair Z  
LB   22  Persson M  
CB   31  Manderbacka J  
SS   2   Manty V  
FS   29  Lundstrom P  
CB   21  Khalifa R  
  
STEELERS  
Pos  ##  Offense 
QB   5   Peters S  
RB   24  Carswell L  
RB   34  Lindsten V  
WR   6   Zimmermann M  
WR   84  Vandeweerd J  
WR   88  Ndongo T  
LT   71  Fileccia T  
LG   51  Saastamoinen E  
C   73  Korhonen R  
RG   63  Acheampong L  
RT   68  Laitinen O  
  
STEELERS  
Pos  ##  Defense 
DE   43  Tuominen T  
DT   93  Trigueiros A  
DT   92  Kauppinen M  
DE   3   Radji S  
LB   4   King K  
LB   35  Wentland A  
CB   23  Laine R  
DB   22  Kaczocha T  
FS   2   Vaija E  
SS   15  De Falcis M  
CB   31  Pekkarinen I  

ROYALS: 3-Savolainen J, 11-Kangas S, 20-Penesumbu J, 44-Ranta J, 51-Maenpaa N, 52-Haapamaki J, 80-Hersi M, 81-Viinamaki R.

STEELERS: 10-Hartikainen T, 27-Marshall I, 29-Ojala L, 33-Pajunen P, 41-Seppanen K, 45-Eskelinen I, 48-Savolainen J, 55-Hartikainen L, 62-Bednarczyk B, 76-Perakorpi A, 80-Nurminen V, 83-Risto R, 91-Suhonen A, 95-Sinkkonen J, 99-Lindqvist J.
 

Play-by-Play Summary

 
Play-by-Play Summary
VAAHTERALIIGA 2020
ROYALS vs STEELERS (Aug 28, 2020 at Kuopio)

1st Quarter

Kangas S kickoff 44 yards to the STE21, Kaczocha T return 10 yards to the STE31 (Manderbacka J).
Ste 1-10at Ste31Peters S pass complete to Zimmermann M for 8 yards to the STE39 (Manderbacka J;Blair Z).
Ste 2-2at Ste39Peters S pass complete to Zimmermann M for 7 yards to the STE46, 1ST DOWN STE (Manty V).
Ste 1-10at Ste46Peters S pass complete to Ndongo T for 20 yards to the ROY34, 1ST DOWN STE (Manderbacka J).
Ste 1-10at Roy34Carswell L rush for 3 yards to the ROY31 (Latikka L).
Ste 2-7at Roy31Peters S pass incomplete to Zimmermann M.
Ste 3-7at Roy31Carswell L rush for 15 yards to the ROY16, 1ST DOWN STE (Penesumbu J;Maenpaa N).
Ste 1-10at Roy16Carswell L rush for 1 yard to the ROY15 (Ranta J;Arvila A).
Ste 2-9at Roy15Peters S pass complete to Ndongo T for 15 yards to the ROY0, 1ST DOWN STE, TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:39.
Ste 1-Gat Roy03PENALTY STE false start 5 yards to the ROY8.
Pekkarinen I kick attempt good.
STEELERS 7, ROYALS 0
Drive: 8 plays, 69 yards, TOP 03:21
Pekkarinen I kickoff 65 yards to the ROY0, touchback.
Roy 1-10at Roy20ROYALS drive start at 08:39.
Roy 1-10at Roy20Suoste T rush for 1 yard to the ROY21 (Tuominen T).
Roy 2-9at Roy21Gwinner B rush for loss of 7 yards to the ROY14 (Radji S).
Roy 3-16at Roy14Gwinner B sacked for loss of 9 yards to the ROY5 (Wentland A).
Roy 4-25at Roy05Kangas S punt 34 yards to the ROY39.
Drive: 3 plays, minus 15 yards, TOP 02:03
Ste 1-10at Roy39STEELERS drive start at 06:36.
Ste 1-10at Roy39Carswell L rush for 39 yards to the ROY0, 1ST DOWN STE, TOUCHDOWN, clock 06:28.
Pekkarinen I kick attempt good.
STEELERS 14, ROYALS 0
Drive: 1 plays, 39 yards, TOP 00:25
Pekkarinen I kickoff 65 yards to the ROY0, Jalloh A return 40 yards to the ROY40, out-of-bounds.
Roy 1-10at Roy40ROYALS drive start at 06:11.
Roy 1-10at Roy40Suoste T rush for 2 yards to the ROY42 (De Falcis M).
Roy 2-8at Roy42PENALTY ROY false start 5 yards to the ROY37.
Roy 2-13at Roy37Gwinner B rush for 1 yard to the ROY38 (Kaczocha T).
Roy 3-12at Roy38Jalloh A rush for 4 yards to the ROY42 (Trigueiros A).
Roy 4-8at Roy42Jalloh A rush for 5 yards to the ROY47 (Kaczocha T;Wentland A).
Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, TOP 01:52
Ste 1-10at Roy47STEELERS drive start at 04:19.
Ste 1-10at Roy47Peters S pass incomplete to Ndongo T, dropped pass.
Ste 2-10at Roy47Peters S pass complete to Ndongo T for loss of 6 yards to the STE47 (Manty V).
Ste 3-16at Ste47Peters S pass complete to Carswell L for 19 yards to the ROY34, 1ST DOWN STE (Persson M).
Ste 1-10at Roy34PENALTY ROY personal foul (Persson M) 15 yards to the ROY19, 1ST DOWN STE.
Ste 1-10at Roy19Timeout ROYALS, clock 03:20.
Ste 1-10at Roy19Peters S pass incomplete to Zimmermann M.
Ste 2-10at Roy19PENALTY STE false start (Saastamoinen E) 6 yards to the ROY25.
Ste 2-16at Roy25Carswell L rush for 6 yards to the ROY19 (Manderbacka J).
Ste 3-10at Roy19Peters S pass complete to Zimmermann M for 9 yards to the ROY10.
Ste 4-1at Roy10Peters S pass complete to Vandeweerd J for 6 yards to the ROY4, 1ST DOWN STE (Latikka L).
Ste 1-Gat Roy04Peters S rush for 3 yards to the ROY1 (Ranta J;Blair Z).
Ste 2-Gat Roy01Carswell L rush for 1 yard to the ROY0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:58.
Pekkarinen I kick attempt good.
STEELERS 21, ROYALS 0
Drive: 9 plays, 47 yards, TOP 03:28
Pekkarinen I kickoff 65 yards to the ROY0, Lundstrom P return 19 yards to the ROY19 (Wentland A).
Roy 1-10at Roy19ROYALS drive start at 00:51.
Roy 1-10at Roy19Suoste T rush for 1 yard to the ROY20 (Bednarczyk B).
Roy 2-9at Roy20Suoste T rush for 4 yards to the ROY24 (De Falcis M;Vaija E).
Drive: 2 plays, 5 yards, TOP 02:16
STEELERS 21, ROYALS 0
2nd Quarter

Roy 3-5at Roy24Start of 2nd quarter, clock 12:00.
Roy 3-5at Roy24Jalloh A rush for loss of 7 yards to the ROY17 (Kaczocha T;Wentland A).
Roy 4-12at Roy17PENALTY ROY delay of game 5 yards to the ROY12.
Roy 4-17at Roy12Kangas S punt 33 yards to the ROY45, Kaczocha T return 20 yards to the ROY25, PENALTY ROY illegal formation declined, PENALTY STE illegal block 10 yards to the ROY35, 1st and 10, STE ball on ROY35.
Drive: 3 plays, minus 7 yards, TOP 02:16
Ste 1-10at Roy35STEELERS drive start at 10:35.
Ste 1-10at Roy35Peters S pass incomplete to Zimmermann M.
Ste 2-10at Roy35Peters S pass complete to Zimmermann M for 35 yards to the ROY0, 1ST DOWN STE, TOUCHDOWN, clock 10:10.
Pekkarinen I kick attempt good.
STEELERS 28, ROYALS 0
Drive: 2 plays, 35 yards, TOP 00:25
Pekkarinen I kickoff 58 yards to the ROY7, Lundstrom P return 26 yards to the ROY33 (Seppanen K;Eskelinen I).
Roy 1-10at Roy33ROYALS drive start at 10:10.
Roy 1-10at Roy33Gwinner B rush for 11 yards to the ROY44, 1ST DOWN ROY.
Roy 1-10at Roy44Gwinner B pass incomplete.
Roy 2-10at Roy44Gwinner B pass complete to Jalloh A for 12 yards to the STE44, 1ST DOWN ROY (De Falcis M).
Roy 1-10at Ste44Suoste T rush for 1 yard to the STE43 (Lindqvist J).
Roy 2-9at Ste43Gwinner B pass incomplete to Jalloh A.
Roy 3-9at Ste43Gwinner B pass complete to Jalloh A for 21 yards to the STE22, 1ST DOWN ROY, out-of-bounds.
Roy 1-10at Ste22Timeout ROYALS, clock 08:23.
Roy 1-10at Ste22Gwinner B rush for loss of 3 yards to the STE25 (Lindqvist J;Bednarczyk B).
Roy 2-13at Ste25Gwinner B pass complete to Suoste T for 5 yards to the STE20 (Bednarczyk B;De Falcis M).
Roy 3-8at Ste20Gwinner B pass incomplete to Barrow N, PENALTY STE pass interference 15 yards to the STE5, 1ST DOWN ROY, NO PLAY.
Roy 1-Gat Ste05Gwinner B pass incomplete to Jalloh A (Pekkarinen I).
Roy 2-Gat Ste05Gwinner B rush for loss of 4 yards to the STE9 (Pekkarinen I).
Roy 3-Gat Ste09Gwinner B pass incomplete, PENALTY STE offside defense 5 yards to the STE4, NO PLAY.
Roy 3-Gat Ste04Suoste T rush for no gain to the STE4 (Radji S;Lindqvist J).
Roy 4-Gat Ste04Timeout STEELERS, clock 05:16.
Roy 4-Gat Ste04Kangas S field goal attempt from 21 GOOD, clock 05:10.
STEELERS 28, ROYALS 3
Drive: 12 plays, 63 yards, TOP 05:05
Kangas S kickoff 63 yards to the STE2, Ndongo T return 24 yards to the STE26 (Latikka L).
Ste 1-10at Ste26STEELERS drive start at 05:05.
Ste 1-10at Ste26Peters S pass incomplete to Ndongo T.
Ste 2-10at Ste26Peters S pass incomplete to Vandeweerd J.
Ste 3-10at Ste26Peters S pass incomplete to Ndongo T.
Ste 4-10at Ste26Peters S punt 48 yards to the ROY26, Jalloh A return 9 yards to the ROY35 (De Falcis M;Eskelinen I).
Drive: 3 plays, 0 yards, TOP 00:30
Roy 1-10at Roy35ROYALS drive start at 04:35.
Roy 1-10at Roy35Gwinner B pass complete to Suoste T for 12 yards to the ROY47, 1ST DOWN ROY (Kaczocha T;Radji S).
Roy 1-10at Roy47Suoste T rush for loss of 1 yard to the ROY46 (Kauppinen M;Bednarczyk B).
Roy 2-11at Roy46Suoste T rush for 14 yards to the STE40, 1ST DOWN ROY (Wentland A).
Roy 1-10at Ste40PENALTY ROY delay of game (Gwinner B) 5 yards to the STE45.
Roy 1-15at Ste45Gwinner B pass incomplete, PENALTY ROY intentional grounding (Gwinner B) 15 yards to the ROY40, NO PLAY.
Roy 2-30at Roy40Gwinner B pass complete to Jalloh A for 15 yards to the STE45 (Wentland A).
Roy 3-15at Ste45Gwinner B pass complete to Jalloh A for 11 yards to the STE34 (King K;Wentland A).
Roy 4-4at Ste34Gwinner B pass incomplete to Jalloh A.
Drive: 6 plays, 31 yards, TOP 04:23
Ste 1-10at Ste34Peters S pass incomplete.
Ste 2-10at Ste34Carswell L rush for 4 yards to the STE38 (Ranta J).
Ste 3-6at Ste38Peters S pass complete to Vandeweerd J for 16 yards to the ROY46, 1ST DOWN STE (Penesumbu J).
Ste 1-10at Roy46Peters S pass incomplete.
Ste 2-10at Roy46Peters S pass complete to Vandeweerd J for 30 yards to the ROY16, 1ST DOWN STE.
Ste 1-10at Roy16Timeout STEELERS, clock 00:14.
Ste 1-10at Roy16Peters S pass complete to Ndongo T for 16 yards to the ROY0, 1ST DOWN STE, TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:12.
Pekkarinen I kick attempt good.
STEELERS 35, ROYALS 3
Drive: 6 plays, 66 yards, TOP 00:00
Pekkarinen I kickoff 28 yards to the ROY37, Barrow N return 7 yards to the ROY44 (Seppanen K), PENALTY STE offside defense 5 yards to the ROY49, 1st and 10, ROY ball on ROY49.
Roy 1-10at Roy49ROYALS drive start at 00:03.
Roy 1-10at Roy49Gwinner B pass intercepted by Kaczocha T at the STE23, Kaczocha T return 0 yards to the STE23.
Drive: 1 plays, 0 yards, TOP 00:03
Ste 1-10at Ste23STEELERS drive start at 00:00.
Ste 1-10at Ste23End of half, clock 00:00.
STEELERS 35, ROYALS 3
3rd Quarter

Ste 1-10at Ste23Start of 3rd quarter, clock 12:00, STE ball on STE35.
Pekkarinen I kickoff 63 yards to the ROY2, Lundstrom P return 11 yards to the ROY13 (Wentland A).
Roy 1-10at Roy13ROYALS drive start at 11:55.
Roy 1-10at Roy13Gwinner B pass incomplete to Jalloh A.
Roy 2-10at Roy13Suoste T rush for 11 yards to the ROY24, 1ST DOWN ROY, out-of-bounds (De Falcis M).
Roy 1-10at Roy24Barrow N rush for 6 yards to the ROY30 (King K).
Roy 2-4at Roy30Barrow N rush for loss of 1 yard to the ROY29 (De Falcis M).
Roy 3-5at Roy29Suoste T rush for 3 yards to the ROY32 (King K;Vaija E), PENALTY STE face mask (Wentland A) 16 yards to the ROY48, 1ST DOWN ROY.
Roy 1-10at Roy481st and 10.
Roy 1-10at Roy48Jalloh A rush for 7 yards to the STE45, out-of-bounds (Vaija E).
Roy 2-3at Ste45Suoste T rush for 2 yards to the STE43 (Wentland A).
Roy 3-1at Ste43Barrow N rush for 5 yards to the STE38, 1ST DOWN ROY (Eskelinen I).
Roy 1-10at Ste38Suoste T rush for 1 yard to the STE37 (Trigueiros A).
Roy 2-9at Ste37Suoste T rush for 1 yard to the STE36 (Sinkkonen J;Wentland A).
Roy 3-8at Ste36Jalloh A rush for loss of 3 yards to the STE39 (Kaczocha T).
Roy 4-11at Ste39Barrow N pass complete to Tuovinen A for 19 yards to the STE20, 1ST DOWN ROY (Laine R).
Roy 1-10at Ste20Suoste T rush for 20 yards to the STE0, 1ST DOWN ROY, TOUCHDOWN, clock 06:35.
Kangas S kick attempt failed (blocked) (blocked by Team Steelers).
STEELERS 35, ROYALS 9
Drive: 13 plays, 87 yards, TOP 05:25
Kangas S kickoff 14 yards to the ROY49, Wentland A return 0 yards to the ROY49 (Latikka L).
Ste 1-10at Roy49STEELERS drive start at 06:30.
Ste 1-10at Roy49Peters S pass incomplete to Zimmermann M, dropped pass.
Ste 2-10at Roy49Lindsten V rush for 1 yard to the ROY48 (Ranta J).
Ste 3-9at Roy48PENALTY ROY personal foul 15 yards to the ROY33, 1ST DOWN STE.
Ste 1-10at Roy33Peters S pass complete to Ndongo T for 33 yards to the ROY0, 1ST DOWN STE, TOUCHDOWN, clock 05:34.
Pekkarinen I kick attempt failed (blocked) (blocked by Team Royals).
STEELERS 41, ROYALS 9
Drive: 3 plays, 49 yards, TOP 01:06
Pekkarinen I kickoff 62 yards to the ROY3, Jalloh A return 14 yards to the ROY17 (Ojala L).
Roy 1-10at Roy17ROYALS drive start at 05:24.
Roy 1-10at Roy17Suoste T rush for 1 yard to the ROY18 (Bednarczyk B).
Roy 2-9at Roy18Suoste T rush for loss of 3 yards to the ROY15 (Lindqvist J).
Roy 3-12at Roy15Barrow N rush for loss of 11 yards to the ROY4, fumble by Barrow N recovered by STE Lindqvist J at ROY4.
Drive: 3 plays, minus 13 yards, TOP 01:16
Ste 1-Gat Roy04STEELERS drive start at 04:08.
Ste 1-Gat Roy04Peters S pass incomplete to Zimmermann M, PENALTY ROY pass interference (Latikka L) 2 yards to the ROY2, 1ST DOWN STE, NO PLAY.
Ste 1-Gat Roy02Peters S pass incomplete to Zimmermann M, dropped pass.
Ste 2-Gat Roy02Peters S pass complete to Zimmermann M for 2 yards to the ROY0, TOUCHDOWN, clock 03:45.
Pekkarinen I kick attempt good, PENALTY ROY offside defense declined.
STEELERS 48, ROYALS 9
Drive: 2 plays, 4 yards, TOP 00:23
Pekkarinen I kickoff 65 yards to the ROY0, touchback.
Roy 1-10at Roy20ROYALS drive start at 03:45.
Roy 1-10at Roy20Jalloh A rush for 9 yards to the ROY29 (King K).
Roy 2-1at Roy29Jalloh A rush for no gain to the ROY29 (King K;De Falcis M).
Roy 3-1at Roy29Jalloh A rush for 22 yards to the STE49, 1ST DOWN ROY (King K).
Roy 1-10at Ste49Jalloh A rush for 6 yards to the STE43 (Lindqvist J).
Roy 2-4at Ste43Suoste T rush for 2 yards to the STE41 (Trigueiros A).
Roy 3-2at Ste41Jalloh A rush for 1 yard to the STE40 (King K;Wentland A).
Drive: 6 plays, 40 yards, TOP 08:35
STEELERS 48, ROYALS 9
4th Quarter

Roy 4-1at Ste40Start of 4th quarter, clock 12:00.
Roy 4-1at Ste40Jalloh A rush for 2 yards to the STE38, 1ST DOWN ROY (Radji S;De Falcis M).
Roy 1-10at Ste38Suoste T rush for 3 yards to the STE35 (King K).
Roy 2-7at Ste35Barrow N rush for 4 yards to the STE31 (Wentland A).
Roy 3-3at Ste31Barrow N rush for 2 yards to the STE29 (Wentland A;King K).
Roy 4-1at Ste29Suoste T rush for 1 yard to the STE28, 1ST DOWN ROY (Trigueiros A;Bednarczyk B).
Roy 1-10at Ste28Jalloh A rush for loss of 3 yards to the STE31, fumble by Jalloh A recovered by ROY Jalloh A at STE31.
Roy 2-13at Ste31Jalloh A rush for 14 yards to the STE17, 1ST DOWN ROY (King K).
Roy 1-10at Ste17Suoste T rush for 9 yards to the STE8, out-of-bounds (King K).
Roy 2-1at Ste08Jalloh A rush for 8 yards to the STE0, 1ST DOWN ROY, TOUCHDOWN, clock 07:40.
Kangas S kick attempt good.
STEELERS 48, ROYALS 16
Drive: 15 plays, 80 yards, TOP 08:35
Kangas S kickoff 47 yards to the STE18, Ndongo T return 29 yards to the STE47, out-of-bounds (Manty V), PENALTY ROY illegal formation 5 yards to the ROY48, 1st and 10, STE ball on ROY48.
Ste 1-10at Roy48STEELERS drive start at 07:10.
Ste 1-10at Roy48Peters S pass complete to Zimmermann M for 9 yards to the ROY39 (Latikka L).
Ste 2-1at Roy39Pajunen P rush for 5 yards to the ROY34, 1ST DOWN STE (Blair Z;Ranta J).
Ste 1-10at Roy34Peters S pass complete to Marshall I for 3 yards to the ROY31 (Lundstrom P).
Ste 2-7at Roy31Peters S pass complete to Ndongo T for 14 yards to the ROY17, 1ST DOWN STE (Lundstrom P).
Ste 1-10at Roy17Pajunen P rush for loss of 3 yards to the ROY20 (Haapamaki J).
Ste 2-13at Roy20Pajunen P rush for loss of 3 yards to the ROY23 (Haapamaki J).
Ste 3-16at Roy23Peters S pass complete to Zimmermann M for 23 yards to the ROY0, 1ST DOWN STE, TOUCHDOWN, clock 03:02.
Pekkarinen I kick attempt good.
STEELERS 55, ROYALS 16
Drive: 7 plays, 48 yards, TOP 04:18
Pekkarinen I kickoff 55 yards to the ROY10, Jalloh A return 40 yards to the 50 yardline (De Falcis M).
Roy 1-10at Roy50ROYALS drive start at 02:52.
Roy 1-10at Roy50Jalloh A rush for 7 yards to the STE43 (Savolainen J).
Roy 2-3at Ste43Jalloh A rush for 43 yards to the STE0, 1ST DOWN ROY, TOUCHDOWN, clock 01:56.
Kangas S kick attempt good.
STEELERS 55, ROYALS 23
Drive: 2 plays, 50 yards, TOP 00:56
Kangas S kickoff 52 yards to the STE13, Ndongo T return 10 yards to the STE23, out-of-bounds.
Ste 1-10at Ste23STEELERS drive start at 01:56.
Ste 1-10at Ste23Team Steelers rush for loss of 1 yard to the STE22.
Ste 2-11at Ste22Pajunen P rush for 2 yards to the STE24 (Latikka L).
Ste 3-9at Ste24Timeout ROYALS, clock 01:28.
Ste 3-9at Ste24Pajunen P rush for loss of 2 yards to the STE22, fumble forced by Blair Z, fumble by Pajunen P recovered by STE Fileccia T at STE21.
Ste 4-12at Ste21Peters S punt 51 yards to the ROY28, out-of-bounds.
Drive: 3 plays, minus 2 yards, TOP 00:38
Roy 1-10at Roy28ROYALS drive start at 01:18.
Roy 1-10at Roy28Timeout STEELERS, clock 01:18.
Roy 1-10at Roy28Jalloh A pass incomplete to Barrow N (Laine R).
Roy 2-10at Roy28Jalloh A rush for 35 yards to the STE37, 1ST DOWN ROY (Sinkkonen J).
Roy 1-10at Ste37Jalloh A rush for 37 yards to the STE0, 1ST DOWN ROY, TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:10.
Kangas S kick attempt good.
STEELERS 55, ROYALS 30
Drive: 3 plays, 72 yards, TOP 01:12
Kangas S kickoff 12 yards to the ROY47, downed.
Ste 1-10at Roy47STEELERS drive start at 00:06.
Ste 1-10at Roy47Team Steelers rush for loss of 1 yard to the ROY48.
Ste 2-11at Roy48End of game, clock 00:00.
Drive: 1 plays, minus 1 yards, TOP 00:06
FINAL SCORE
STEELERS 55, ROYALS 30
 

Play Breakdown Summary

 
Play Breakdown Summary (Final)
VAAHTERALIIGA 2020
ROYALS vs STEELERS (Aug 28, 2020 at Kuopio)




ROYALS                                 STEELERS

Down               RUN PASS  Total     Down               RUN PASS  Total

OVERALL..........   49   15     64     OVERALL..........   16   29     45
1ST DOWN.........   19    6     25     1ST DOWN.........    7   14     21
2ND DOWN-SHORT...    4    0      4     2ND DOWN-SHORT...    2    2      4
2ND DOWN-MIDDLE..    3    0      3     2ND DOWN-MIDDLE..    0    0      0
2ND DOWN-LONG....   10    4     14     2ND DOWN-LONG....    5    7     12
3RD DOWN-SHORT...    3    0      3     3RD DOWN-SHORT...    0    0      0
3RD DOWN-MIDDLE..    2    0      2     3RD DOWN-MIDDLE..    0    0      0
3RD DOWN-LONG....    5    3      8     3RD DOWN-LONG....    2    5      7
4TH DOWN.........    3    2      5     4TH DOWN.........    0    1      1

ROYALS                                 STEELERS

Formation        RUN PASS  Total       Formation        RUN PASS  Total

...............   49   15     64       ...............   16   29     45




ROYALS (Sorted by Play type) 1ST DOWN RUN (19 RUN, 6 PASS) 1ST DOWN PASS 1-10 R24 #24 6 [ ] 1-10 R49 #4 to #22 INT [ ] 1-10 R33 #4 11 [ ] 1-10 R28 #8 to #24 - [ ] 1-10 S22 #4 -3 [ ] 1-10 R35 #4 to #40 12 [ ] 1-10 R17 #40 1 [ ] 1-5 S05 #4 to #8 - [ ] 1-10 R19 #40 1 [ ] 1-10 R13 #4 to #8 - [ ] 1-10 S20 #40 20 [ ] 1-10 R44 #4 to # - [ ] 1-10 R47 #40 -1 [ ] 1-10 S38 #40 1 [ ] 1-10 S38 #40 3 [ ] 1-10 S44 #40 1 [ ] 1-10 S17 #40 9 [ ] 1-10 R40 #40 2 [ ] 1-10 R20 #40 1 [ ] 1-10 R50 #8 7 [ ] 1-10 S37 #8 37 [ ] 1-10 S28 #8 -3 [ ] 1-10 R48 #8 7 [ ] 1-10 S49 #8 6 [ ] 1-10 R20 #8 9 [ ] 2ND-SHORT RUN (4 RUN, 0 PASS) 2ND-SHORT PASS 2-3 S45 #40 2 [ ] 2-1 S08 #8 8 [ ] 2-3 S43 #8 43 [ ] 2-1 R29 #8 0 [ ] 2ND-MIDDLE RUN (3 RUN, 0 PASS) 2ND-MIDDLE PASS 2-4 R30 #24 -1 [ ] 2-5 S05 #4 -4 [ ] 2-4 S43 #40 2 [ ] 2ND-LONG RUN (10 RUN, 4 PASS) 2ND-LONG PASS 2-7 S35 #24 4 [ ] 2-13 S25 #4 to #40 5 [ ] 2-9 R21 #4 -7 [ ] 2-9 S43 #4 to #8 - [ ] 2-13 R37 #4 1 [ ] 2-30 R40 #4 to #8 15 [ ] 2-9 R18 #40 -3 [ ] 2-10 R44 #4 to #8 12 [ ] 2-11 R46 #40 14 [ ] 2-9 R20 #40 4 [ ] 2-9 S37 #40 1 [ ] 2-10 R13 #40 11 [ ] 2-13 S31 #8 14 [ ] 2-10 R28 #8 35 [ ] 3RD-SHORT RUN (3 RUN, 0 PASS) 3RD-SHORT PASS 3-1 S43 #24 5 [ ] 3-2 S41 #8 1 [ ] 3-1 R29 #8 22 [ ] 3RD-MIDDLE RUN (2 RUN, 0 PASS) 3RD-MIDDLE PASS 3-3 S31 #24 2 [ ] 3-4 S04 #40 0 [ ] 3RD-LONG RUN (5 RUN, 3 PASS) 3RD-LONG PASS 3-12 R15 #24 -11 [ ] 3-9 S43 #4 to #8 21 [ ] 3-5 R29 #40 3 [ ] 3-15 S45 #4 to #8 11 [ ] 3-12 R38 #8 4 [ ] 3-16 R14 #4 to # SACK [ ] 3-8 S36 #8 -3 [ ] 3-5 R24 #8 -7 [ ] 4TH DOWN RUN (3 RUN, 2 PASS) 4TH DOWN PASS 4-1 S29 #40 1 [ ] 4-4 S34 #4 to #8 - [ ] 4-8 R42 #8 5 [ ] 4-11 S39 #24 to #88 19 [ ] 4-1 S40 #8 2 [ ]
STEELERS (Sorted by Play type) 1ST DOWN RUN (7 RUN, 14 PASS) 1ST DOWN PASS 1-10 R39 #24 39 [ ] 1-10 R34 #5 to #27 3 [ ] 1-10 R34 #24 3 [ ] 1-2 R02 #5 to #6 - [ ] 1-10 R16 #24 1 [ ] 1-10 S31 #5 to #6 8 [ ] 1-10 R17 #33 -3 [ ] 1-10 R49 #5 to #6 - [ ] 1-4 R04 #5 3 [ ] 1-10 R48 #5 to #6 9 [ ] 1-10 S23 #TM -1 [ ] 1-10 R35 #5 to #6 - [ ] 1-10 R47 #TM -1 [ ] 1-10 R19 #5 to #6 - [ ] 1-10 S46 #5 to #88 20 [ ] 1-10 R47 #5 to #88 - [ ] 1-10 R33 #5 to #88 33 [ ] 1-10 R16 #5 to #88 16 [ ] 1-10 S26 #5 to #88 - [ ] 1-10 R46 #5 to # - [ ] 1-10 S34 #5 to # - [ ] 2ND-SHORT RUN (2 RUN, 2 PASS) 2ND-SHORT PASS 2-1 R01 #24 1 [ ] 2-2 R02 #5 to #6 2 [ ] 2-1 R39 #33 5 [ ] 2-2 S39 #5 to #6 7 [ ] 2ND-MIDDLE RUN (0 RUN, 0 PASS) 2ND-MIDDLE PASS 2ND-LONG RUN (5 RUN, 7 PASS) 2ND-LONG PASS 2-16 R25 #24 6 [ ] 2-10 R35 #5 to #6 35 [ ] 2-10 S34 #24 4 [ ] 2-7 R31 #5 to #6 - [ ] 2-11 S22 #33 2 [ ] 2-10 R46 #5 to #84 30 [ ] 2-13 R20 #33 -3 [ ] 2-10 S26 #5 to #84 - [ ] 2-10 R49 #34 1 [ ] 2-9 R15 #5 to #88 15 [ ] 2-7 R31 #5 to #88 14 [ ] 2-10 R47 #5 to #88 -6 [ ] 3RD-SHORT RUN (0 RUN, 0 PASS) 3RD-SHORT PASS 3RD-MIDDLE RUN (0 RUN, 0 PASS) 3RD-MIDDLE PASS 3RD-LONG RUN (2 RUN, 5 PASS) 3RD-LONG PASS 3-7 R31 #24 15 [ ] 3-16 S47 #5 to #24 19 [ ] 3-9 S24 #33 -2 [ ] 3-16 R23 #5 to #6 23 [ ] 3-10 R19 #5 to #6 9 [ ] 3-6 S38 #5 to #84 16 [ ] 3-10 S26 #5 to #88 - [ ] 4TH DOWN RUN (0 RUN, 1 PASS) 4TH DOWN PASS 4-1 R10 #5 to #84 6 [ ]
Vaahteraliigan Friday Night Lights pelissä ratkaistaan, kuka nousee runkosarjan ykkösjoukkueeksi kaudella 2020. Steelersilla ja Royalsilla on kummallakin alla tappio edelliseltä kierrokselta.
Liigan pudotuspeleihin on hyvä lähteä voitto taskussa. Molemmilla illan joukkueilla on tähän mahdollisuus, kun toisessa vaakakupissa on tarjolla kahden pelin tappioputki. Kotijoukkue Steelers on tunnetusti vahva erityisesti kotikentällään, mutta kausi 2020 on osoittanut, että ennakkoasetelmat eivät paina missään, kun päätuomari viheltää pilliin pelin aloittamiseksi. Kuopio Steelers kärsi kirvelevän tappion Seinäjoella lauantaina. Joukkue ei päässyt missään vaiheessa totutulle tasolleen märällä nurmikentällä pelatussa ottelussa.  Erityisesti keskushyökkääjä Lamar Carswell kärsi olosuhteista eikä päässyt pakoon hyvän pelin pelanneilta Crocodiles-puolustajilta. Joukkue on saanut hyvän harjoitusviikon alleen ja päävalmentaja Pekka Utriainen myöntää seuran verkkosivuilla kauden ensimmäisen tappion johtuneen pitkälti huonosta keskittymisestä. Joukkuehan oli edellisellä kierroksella kylvettänyt Wolverinesia lukemin 70-6. Perjantaina palataan perusasioihin ja Utriainen odottaa, että tässäkin pelissä ratkaisu löytyy isojen miesten painista: -Ottelun ratkaisua kannattaa odottaa linjapelistä. Royals-hyökkäys on todennäköisesti kehitellyt tähänkin peliin jotain uutta mihin emme ole pystyneet valmistautumaan, mutta ottelun voittanee se kumpi vie taistelun linjoissa. Steelers lähtee ottelun käytännössä samalla kokoonpanolla kuin Seinäjoella. Puolustuslinjassa Timi Tuominen on nostettu avaajien listalle korvaten Jani Lindqvistin, jonka nimi löytyy kuitenkin pelaavasta rosterista.  Pelätty tukimieskolmikko Wentland-King-Radji jatkaa omilla paikoillaan linja takana.
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Kauden yllättäjäjoukkue Wasa Royals saapuu Kuopioon taistelemaan runkosarjan voitosta, Joukkue pelaa ottelusta toiseen kapealla miehistöllään, mutta voittoja on kasassa kolme neljästä aiemmasta pelistä. Kuten vastustaja Steelersilla, myös Royalsilla on alla kirvelevä tappio Roostersille. Royals-pelinrakentaja Brandon Gwinner on juossut pelaamissaan otteluissa lähes 100 jaardin ottelukeskiarvolla ja on joukkueen keskushyökkääjä Tom Suostetta edellä sekä edetyissä jaardeissa, että juoksumäärissä. Perjantaina Royalsin juoksua vastaan asettuu sarjan pelottavin tukimies-trio, jolloin myös Gwinnerin heittokädelle löytyy käyttöä. Laitahyökkääjä Alpha Jalloh on kaikissa peleissä tuplattu mies mutta joukkueensa onneksi ryhmityksen toiselta laidalta löytyy varmanäppinen Nicholas Peterson. Molemmilla laitureilla on tilastoihin kirjattuna tähän mennessä 18 kiinniottoa. Wasa Royals on pelannut kaikki kautensa Vaahteraliigassa tiiviillä rosterilla, jossa varamiehiä ei ole liiaksi eri pelipaikoille. Tämäkään kausi ei tee asiassa poikkeusta ja perjantaina Kuopioon matkaa 30 miehen vahvuinen rosteri, jossa useampikin pelaaja on statukseltaan epävarma. Joukkue taistelee perjantaina kynsin hampain runkosarjan voitosta, mutta Wolverinesin torstainen voitto Roostersista merkitsee sitä, että tappiollakin vaasalaiset ovat jo varmoja välieräpelin isäntiä syyskuun ensimmäisenä viikonloppuna.