By William

WASHINGTON – It was an unusual position for the Canton/Galva football team on road Friday at Washington County as they found themselves playing well into the third quarter for the first time this season before hitting the point rule and winning 48-0.

The Eagles scored just once in the first quarter on a two-yard run by Brayden Collins to lead 6-0 before erupting for three scores in the second quarter on runs of 56 and 16 yards by quarterback Garrett Maltbie and a one-yard run by Brandon Huff to go into the halftime break up 28-0.

Maltbie connected with Tyson Struber on a nine-yard scoring pass play to get the Eagles on the scoreboard again in the third quarter before Maltbie rambles 49 yards for the teams fifth touchdown of the game. Struber finished off the Eagle scoring by returning a punt 48 yards to the end zone to give Canton/Galva the 48-0 victory.

Canton/Galva finished the game with 464 yards in total offense on 39 plays while the defense held Washington County to a meager 55 yards on the same number of offensive plays. The Eagles threw for 186 yards while running for 278.

Maltbie led the Eagle offense with 393 yards in total offense on 186 yards passing and another 207 yards rushing on just eight carries. Brayden Collins ran for another 70 yards and Struber accounted for 98 of the yards passing.

Defensively the Eagles held Washington County to just 33 yards on 34 running attempts and were led by Conner Koehn who recorded eight tackles including a pair of quarterback sacks and three for loss of yardage.

Up next for the 8 Man Division I top ranked team will be home game on Friday, September 25 when Bennington comes to town. Bennington will bring a 1-2 record with them as they lost Friday 48-38 to Moundridge.

CANTON/GALVA EAGLES at Washington County

SCORING:                 1          2          3          4          FINAL

CANTON/GALVA         6          22        20        0          48

Washington Cty          0          0          0          0          0

(Team, Scoring Play, Extra Point Attempt, Time left in Quarter, Score)


EAGLES = Brayden Collins scored on a 2-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 10:15 6-0


EAGLES = Garrett Maltbie scored on a 56-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 11:51 12-0

EAGLES = Brandon Huff scored on a 1-yard run (Garrett Maltbie pass to Cason Mastre for 2-point conversion) 8:16 20-0

EAGLES = Garrett Maltbie scored on a 16-yard run (Garrett Maltbie ran for 2-point conversion) 1:35 28-0


EAGLES = Tyson Struber scored on a 9-yard pass from Garrett Maltbie (Garrett Maltbie ran for 2-point conversion) 8:23 36-0

EAGLES = Garrett Maltbie scored on a 49-yard run (2-point conversion failed) 4:14 42-0

EAGLES = Tyson Struber scored on a 48-yard punt return (no extra point conversion tried) 1:35 48-0

TEAM STATS:          

                                                            EAGLES                        Washington Cty

1st Downs                                            16                                5

Total Yards (Plays-Yds)                       39-464                         39-55

Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Tds-Int)       10-16-186-1-0             2-5-22-0-1

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds)                       23-278-5                      34-33-0

Penalties (#-Yds)                                 6-50                             4-40

Turnovers (Fumbles-Lost-Int)            1-1-0                            1-0-1

Time of Possession                             16:44                           19:08


Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Tds-Int): Garrett Maltbie 10-16-186-1-0.

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds): Garrett Maltbie 8-207-3; Brayden Collins 14-70-1; Brandon Huff 1-1-1.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-Tds): Tyson Struber 5-98-1; Brandon Huff 2-55-0; Tyler Rummel 2-24-0; Cason Mastre 1-9-0.

Defense (Tackles-Solo-Assist-Sack-TFL-Int): Conner Koehn 8-8-0-2.0-3.0-0; Brayden Collins 5.5-5-1-0-0-0; Brandon Huff 5.5-4-3-0-1.0-0; Keaton Littrell 5.5-4-3-2.0-2.0-0; Tyson Struber 3.5-3-1-0-0-0; Garrett Maltbie 2.5-2-1-0-0-1; Ryder Norstrom 2.5-2-1-0-0-0; Tyler Rummel 2.5-2-1-0-0-0; Braison Alcala 1.5-1-1-0-0-0; TJ Koehn 1.0-1-0-1.0-1.0-0.

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