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

CANTON – Once again the Canton/Galva football team put a game to rest at halftime as they put the hammer on visiting Goessel Friday evening while scoring a 60-0 shutout.

The Eagles nearly blew up the scoreboard by scoring five touchdowns in the first quarter.

Tyson Struber scored three times in the quarter, twice on 31- and 15-yard pass plays from Landon Everett and then another when he picked off one of his two interceptions and raced into the end zone. Everett and Brayden Collins also scored in the quarter on runs from six and one yards out. Everett also ran for two and passed for two of the teams four two-point conversions, giving the Eagles the commanding 38-0 advantage after just one quarter of play.

Brandon Huff put his name on the score sheet in the second quarter by barreling in from four yards out for a score before Everett added a three-yard touchdown scamper and a 24-yard scoring pass play to Kinser Colgin to round out the scoring and giving Canton/Galva their 60-0 victory.

When you look at the team stats for the game, two things stand out. One was that Goessel and Canton/Galva ran the same number of offensive plays and two, the Eagles forced the visitors into three turnovers on a fumble and the two interceptions by Struber.

While they both may have run the same number of plays, Goessel only gained 81 yards in total offense with just five first downs and had the ball just 13 minutes while the Eagles rolled up 350 yards in offense, earned 18 first downs and had the ball a hair shy of 23 minutes! The Canton/Galva offense kept the visitors thinking as they nearly split the total yards in half with 170 gained through the air while the other 180 came on the ground.

Individually, Everett led the Eagles with 210 yards in total offense by completing nine of eleven passes for 170 yards and running for another 40 on five carries while having a hand in five of the teams eight scores. Brayden Collins was the workhorse on the ground, gaining 111 yards on 13 tugs of the ball. Struber and Colgin each had four pass receptions, with Struber picking up 78 yards and Colgin netting 59. The Eagles big tight end, Tyler Rummel, only had one pass reception in the game, but it covered 36 yards.

On defense, seven Eagles had at least two tackles with Brandon Huff leading the way with six of which five were solo. Colgin recorded 3.5 stops while Everett, Nick Pearson and Struber each had three. The Eagle defense has now given up just 31 points on the season, pitched shutouts in four of their last five games.

With the victory, the Eagles stay unbeaten at 6-0 as they prep for their next outing which will be on the road at Solomon. The Gorillas are 3-3 for the season and just stopped a three-game losing streak on Friday with a 64-30 victory over Herington.



Goessel            0          0          0          0          = 0

EAGLES            38        22        0          0          = 60

1st Quarter:

EAGLES – Tyson Struber on a 31-yard pass from Landon Everett (Everett ran for the 2-point conversion) 0-8

EAGLES – Landon Everett on a 6-yard run (Everett ran for the 2-point conversion) 0-16

EAGLES – Brayden Collins on a 1-yard run (Everett pass to Struber for the 2-point conversion) 0-24

EAGLES – Tyson Struber on a 15-yard pass from Landon Everett (Everett ran for the 2-point conversion) 0-32

EAGLES – Tyson Struber returned an interception (2-point conversion failed) 0-38

2nd Quarter:

EAGLES – Brandon Huff on a 4-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 0-44

EAGLES – Landon Everett on a 3-yard run (Andre Patton ran for the 2-point conversion) 0-52

EAGLES – Kinser Colgin on a 24-pass from Landon Everett (Huff ran for the 2-point conversion) 0-60


Goessel                        EAGLES

First Downs                                         5                                  18

Total Yards (Plays-Yds)                        32-81                           32-350

Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Tds-Int)         4-11-31-0-2                 9-11-170-3-0

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds)                        21-50-0                        21-180-4

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

Penalties (#-Yds)                                 5-60                             4-45

Time of Possession                              13:03                           22:54


Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Tds-Int): Landon Everett 9-11-170-3-0.

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds): Brayden Collins 13-111-1; Landon Everett 5-40-2; Garrett Maltbie 2-25-0; Brandon Huff 1-4-0.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-Tds): Tyson Struber 4-78-0; Kinser Colgin 4-59-1; Tyler Rummel 1-36-0.

Defense (Tackles-Solo-Sacks-TFL-Int): Brandon Huff 6-5-0-1.5-0; Kinser Colgin 3.5-3-0-2-0; Landon Everett 3-3-0-1-0; Nick Pearson 3-3-0-1-0; Tyson Struber 3-2-0-0-2; Conner Koehn 2.5-2-0-.5-0; Braison Alcala 2-2-0-0-0; Garrett Maltbie 1.5-1-0-0-0; Brayden Collins 1-1-0-0-0; Mason Reedy 1-1-0-0-0; Xavier Westbrook 1-0-0-0-0; Ryder Norstrom .5-0-0-0-0; Tyler Rummel .5-0-0-0-0; Jay Nightingale .5-0-0-0-0.

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