LATE GAME OFFENSE SAVES CANTON/GALVA!
By William for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
CANTON – For the first time all season the Canton/Galva football team was pushed into the fourth quarter at home on Friday evening and they proved it would not be a problem as a final quarter offensive explosion gave the Eagles a 42-16 victory over previously unbeaten South Central in the state 8-Man Division I sectional championship.
With the win, the Eagles reach 11-0 for the season and the state semi-final game for the second season in a row, with this seasons semi-final matchup being with on the road at unbeaten (11-0) Madison next Friday.
A 25-yard scoring pass from Landon Everett to Kinser Colgin plus a two-point conversion run by Tyson Struber gave the Eagles an 8-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
What wasn’t expected was South Central to score a touchdown and two-point conversion in the second quarter while holding the Eagles scoreless and leaving the teams knotted up at 8-8 going into the halftime break.
Even more unexpected was the Eagles nearly going scoreless in the third quarter, getting only a late safety, while giving up another touchdown and not only having to into a fourth quarter of play, but to go into the final stanza being behind on the scoreboard!
But once the fourth quarter began, the Eagles offensive began to soar like it had been and they put five touchdowns on the scoreboard to earn their 42-16 quarterfinal, sectional victory.
Brayden Collins, who had 173 yards on 19 carries for the game, scored three times in the final quarter on runs of 8, 37, and 22 yards, while Tyson Struber ran away from the defense on a 74-yard scoring run and Everett connected with Colgin for another scoring pass, this time from 22-yards out.
While South Central controlled the ball for nearly 26 minutes compared to the Eagles 22, Canton/Galva rolled up 485 yards of total offense compared to the visitors 220. The Eagles dominated the game on the ground by picking up 387 yards on 45 carries while the held South Central to just 75 yards on 39 totes. Canton/Galva biggest enemy on the evening proved to be penalties as they were flagged 12 times for 95 yards.
Everett finished the game completing eight of eleven for 98 yards and the two scores to Colgin, while also rushing for 120 yards on 20 carries. When you add in Struber covering 90 yards on four carries along with Collins and Everett the three Eagles accounted for 383 of the teams 387 yards running the ball. Colgin finished with 84 yards on five receptions including his two touchdowns.
Defensively, the lead Eagle was Brandon Huff who had a part of 14 tackles either on his own or assisting, while Struber accounted for 12 and both Brayden Collins and Conner Koehn each were part of nine tackles.
SOUTH CENTRAL at CANTON/GALVA
South Central 0 8 8 0 = 16
EAGLES 8 0 2 32 = 42
EAGLES – Kinser Colgin on a 25-yard pass from Landon Everett (Tyson Struber ran for 2-point conversion) 0 – 8
South Central – Scored on a 2-yard run (Passed for 2-point conversion) 8 – 8
South Central – Scored on a 20-yard pass play (Passed for 2-point conversion) 16 – 8
EAGLES – Tackled South Central ball carrier in end zone for a safety. 16 – 10
EAGLES – Brayden Collins on an 8-yard run (Landon Everett ran for 2-point conversion) 16 – 18
EAGLES – Kinser Colgin on a 22-yard pass from Landon Everett (2-point conversion failed) 16 – 24
EAGLES – Tyson Struber on a 74-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 16 – 30
EAGLES – Brayden Collins on a 37-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 16 – 36
EAGLES – Brayden Collins on a 22-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 16 – 42
South Central EAGLES
First Downs 14 16
Total Yards (Plays-Yds) 66-220 56-485
Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Tds) 14-27-145-1 8-11-98-2
Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds) 39-75-1 45-387-4
Turnovers (Fumbles-Lost-Int) 1-1-2 1-1-0
Penalties (#-Yds) 5-45 12-95
Time of Possession 25:42 22:17
EAGLE INDIVIDUAL STATS:
EAGLE PASSING (Comp-Atts-Yds-Tds-Int): Landon Everett 8-11-98-2-0.
EAGLE RUSHING (Atts-Yds-Tds): Brayden Collins 19-173-3; Landon Everett 20-120-0; Tyson Struber 4-90-1; Brandon Huff 2-4-0.
EAGLE RECEIVING (Rec-Yds-Tds): Kinser Colgin 5-84-2; Brandon Huff 3-14-0.
EAGLE DEFENSE (Tackles-Solo-Assist-Sack-TFL-Int): Brandon Huff 10-6-8-0-.5-0; Tyson Struber 9.5-7-5-0-0-1; Brayden Collins 6.5-5-3-0-1-0; Conner Koehn 6.5-4-5-.5-.5-0; Nick Pearson 4.5-2-5-.5-1-0; Landon Everett 3.5-3-1-0-1-0; Kinser Colgin 3.5-3-1-0-0-1; Mason Reedy 3.5-3-1-0-1-0; Andre Patton 1.5-0-3-0-0-0; TJ Koehn .5-0-1-0-0-0; Garret Maltbie .5-0-1-0-0-0; Xavier Westbrook .5-0-1-0-0-0; Brayden Doughman .5-0-1-0-0-0.
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