LATHROP — There’s dominant, and there’s the Lathrop Steelers’ varsity team.
The Steelers capped a perfect season with a one-sided 25-6 thumping of the Tokay Thunder Saturday, earning the Mountain Valley League’s Super Bowl crown on their home field at Lathrop High and a berth to the American Youth Football Nationals in Florida.
It was a complete team effort for Lathrop, but a few managed to stand out.
Arek Walker shouldered the load offensively with help from the line, as galloped to over 200 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Scott Sabado added an 85-yard touchdown pass.
On defense, Benny Garcia racked up a program record 19 solo tackles, while Steve Nelson posted three sacks.
Willie Williams scampered for 175 yards, but the Lathrop Steelers struggled to find the end zone in a 12-0 loss to the Novato Stings.
Jr. Pee Wee
Lathrop defeated the Hiram Johnson Warriors of Sacramento 19-7 for the Super Bowl title.
Maurell Robinson racked up 150 yards rushing and punched in two scores.
Brandon Granado led the defense with 12 tackles and a touchdown. Deante Smith pitched in two sacks and a fumble recovery, and Dewey Cotton picked off a pass.
The Steelers’ defense shined in a 6-0 victory over the Vacaville Bengals.
Ian King, Robby Horrocks and Thomas Cantu made big plays behind the line of scrimmage. Vincent Ferro accounted for the game’s lone touchdown, and Jordan Doyle iced the win with a 55-yard run with a minute left.