Hamilton-Steinert Facts & Figures for 2018

Steinert running back Will Laster has 7 touchdowns on the year for the Spartans and he will surely play a major factor on offense in Thursday’s Annual Thanksgiving Day game against the Hamilton Hornets.  Photo by Michael A. Sabo.

2018 Game: 10:30 at Steinert (livestream video on www.wbcbsports.com)

2018 records: Hamilton 6-3 (lost 1 straight), Steinert 4-5 (won 3 straight)

2018 players to watch: Hamilton-Kevin Boswell (4), Eddie Fennell (17), Domonic Cooper (41), Chase Cronce (45), Tolu Adeaga (23), D’Angelo Hill (25), Dan Ornosky (64).

Steinert: Miles Smith (6), Will Laster (4), Joe Swindasz (23), Xavier Roman (21), Brendan James (48), Nick Wright (11), Malik Gbayor (55).

Series: Hamilton leads, 34-24-1

Longest Hamilton win streak: 7 games (2002-08)

Longest Steinert win streak: 4 games (1984-87)

Current streak: Steinert 3

Points scored: Hamilton, 1,032; Steinert, 730

Most points, one game: Hamilton 41 (41-22, 2008), Steinert 40 (40-22, 2011)
Most points in a loss: Hamilton 22 (40-22, 2011), Steinert 22 (41-22, 2008)

Largest Hamilton win: 40 points (40-0 in 1969)
Largest Steinert win:   32 points (38-6 in 1967)

40 or more points in game: Hamilton 2, Steinert 1
30 or more points in game: Hamilton 9, Steinert 2
20 or more points in game: Hamilton 25, Steinert 15

Shutouts: Hamilton 11 (last in 2014), Steinert 3 (last in 1992)
Consecutive shutouts: Hamilton (1979-80)

Stat of the decade: Hamilton has outscored Steinert 82-63 in last five games, but Steinert is 4-1 during that span

Stat of the decade II: A Spartan win Gives Steinert its first winning decade of the series

Won-Lost by decade: 
1950s: Steinert 1-0
1960s: Hamilton 6-4
1970s: Hamilton 6-4
1980s: Hamilton 5-4-1
1990s: Hamilton 7-3
2000s: Hamilton 7-3
2010s: Steinert  5-3

Here & There
–Hamilton has led the series since winning in 1969
–Steinert last led series after winning in 1967
–Hamilton has won 15 of last 23 meetings, Steinert has won 6 of last 9
–Series only tie was 6-6 in 1989
–Steinert’s win in 2016 snapped a string of 7 straight seasons in which the team’s alternated victories; and Steinert was first home team to win in eight years.
–The Spartans will attempt to become the first team to win two straight at home since Hamilton did it in 2005 & 2007.
–Hamilton last won consecutive games when it claimed 7 straight from 2002-08.
–Steinert is looking to win 4 straight for the only other time since doing it from 1984-87
–Steinert’s 20-19 win last year was the first time the teams played 1-point games in consecutive years. The only other 1-point outcome was a 21-20 Spartan victory in 1977, as Spartans are 3-0 in 1-point games.
–Steinert has won 3 straight against Hamilton by a combined total of 4 points. That is the smallest margin of victory for 3 consecutive wins in series history.

About The Author

Rich Fisher has been around the Hamilton Township sports scene for so long that he actually got Rich Giallella’s autograph when Giallella was still a player! Proud product of Hamilton YMCA and Lou Gehrig baseball leagues and former teammate of Jim Maher on a very average Barton & Cooney rec basketball team, Fish graduated from Nottingham Junior High and Steinert High school and has covered township sports since 1980. His goal in life is to convince Maria Prato that Jersey tomatoes are at least 100 times better than California tomatoes.