By William for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com

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BENNINGTON – For the fourth time this season the Canton/Galva football team put to bed their game early by the 8-Man Division I point rule as they buried Bennington 56-8 on the road Friday in a game that was over at halftime.

The Eagles put themselves on the scoreboard on the first play of the game when Tyson Struber took the opening kickoff 70 yards for a score.

By the end of the first quarter Canton/Galva added a scoring run by Brandon Huff plus two scoring passes from Landon Everett to Kinser Colgin and Struber. When you add in one converted two-point conversion and the Eagles were pressing for a short game with a 26-0 lead after the first twelve minutes of play.

Three minutes into the second quarter Bennington did something nobody had done in three weeks against the Eagles when they put points on the scoreboard on a 12-yard scoring pass and then completed a two-point conversion to make the score 26-8.

After that point, Canton/Galva turned up the offense and scored the next four times they had the ball, three of those scores came from Everett as he scored on a 45-yard run and then threw two more scoring passes to Colgin and Struber, while Collins also scored on an 8-yard run. Add in three two-point conversions and the Eagles earned their fourth victory of the season with a 56-8 win as the game was called at halftime due to the point rule.

The true domination of the game showed up in the stat sheet as the Eagles averaged 11.1 yards per rushing attempt while holding Bennington to just 2.0 yards per run.

Through the air is where Canton/Galva did the most damage as Everett averaged a whopping 17.9 yards per his 11 pass completions while Bennington only could gain 37 yards on seven completions.

Overall the Eagles had a 14-5 edge in first downs as they gained 288 yards total on 26 offensive plays while the defense put the clamps on Bennington to the tune of just 61 yards on 31 offensive plays. Canton/Galva also caused three Bennington turnovers included two interceptions.

The biggest margin of difference came in time of possession as the Eagles only had the ball for a little over nine minutes while Bennington had nearly 27 minutes to try and develop some offense.

While Struber and Colgin combined to catch seven of Everett’s passes covering 149 yards and all four scores, Tyler Rummel made eyes pop on his only catch of the game when it covered 26 yards.

Brandon Huff and Colgin led the Eagle defense with five and four tackles respectively.

Now sitting at 4-0 for the season, the Eagles will defend their number one ranking next Friday on the road at Peabody/Burns.



Canton/Galva              26        30        0          0          = 56

Bennington                  0          8          0          0          = 8

1st Quarter:

EAGLES – Tyson Struber on a 70-yard kickoff return (2-point conversion failed) 6-0

EAGLES – Brandon Huff on a 5-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 12-0

EAGLES – Landon Everett 13-yard pass to Kinser Colgin (Everett ran for 2-point conversion) 20-0

EAGLES – Everett 18-yard pass to Struber (2-point conversion failed) 26-0

2nd Quarter:

Bennington – Tyler Stanley 12-yard pass to Javon Allen (Stanley to Brody Murk 2-point conversion) 26-8

EAGLES – Everett 44-yard pass to Colgin (2-point conversion failed) 32-8

EAGLES – Everett on a 45-yard run (Brayden Collins runs for 2-point conversion) 40-8

EAGLES – Collins on an 8-yard run (Collins runs for 2-point conversion) 48-8

EAGLES – Everett 24-yard pass to Struber (Collins runs for 2-point conversion) 56-8


EAGLES                        Bennington

First Downs                                         14                                5

Total Yards (Plays-Yds)                        26-288                         31-61

Rushing (Atts-Yds)                               10-91                           17-24

Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Tds-Int)         11-16-197-4-0             7-14-37-0-2

Penalties (#-Yds)                                 5-40                             3-30

Turnovers (#-Fbles-Lost-Int)                0-0-0-0                        2-1-0-2

Time of Possession                             9:11                             26:47


Rushing (atts-yds-tds): Landon Everett 3-54-1; Brayden Collins 6-32-1; Brandon Huff 1-5-1

Passing (comp-atts-yds-tds-int): Landon Everett 11-16-197-4-0

Receiving (rec-yds-tds): Tyson Struber 4-78-2; Kinser Colgin 3-71-2; Tyler Rummel 1-26-0; Brayden Collins 3-22-0

Defensive Stats (tkls-solo-sacks-tfl-int): Brandon Huff 5-4-0-1-1; Kinser Colgin 4-2-0-.5-0; Conner Koehn 3.5-2-0-.5-0; Mason Reedy 3.5-2-1-1-0; Brayden Collins 3-2-0-.5-0; Landon Everett 2.5-2-0-0-0; Nick Pearson 1.5-0-0-.5-1

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