By William /

CANTON – The Canton/Galva football team began the 2021 season looking like a team on a mission as they rolled past visiting Goessel 56-8 for a home victory on Friday.

Garrett Maltbie took charge at quarterback, throwing two eight-yard touchdowns to Tyson Struber and Cason Mastre in the first quarter to give the Eagles an early 14-0 advantage.

Three scoring runs inside the five-yard line, two by Maltbie and one by Ryder Norstrom gave Canton/Galva a commanding 36-0 lead as the teams headed to the halftime break.

Maltbie connected with Struber twice for scores in the third quarter while Goessel finally put points on the board in between the scores, giving the Eagles a 50-8 lead going into the final quarter of play.

After Maltbie ran for the final score of the game, he finished with 55 yards rushing on 18 carries while throwing for another 220 yards as well. Maltbie connected on 13-of-20 through the air with Struber catching eight passes for 141 yards.

Overall, the Eagle defense held Goessel to just 110 yards on 40 plays while Canton/Galva gained 321 total yards on 46 plays.

Struber led the Eagle defense with nine tackles while both Maltbie and TJ Koehn each recorded five. Norstrom contributed with four tackles and both Lane McMannis and Brayden Doughman each recorded three-and-a-half.

Next up for the Eagles will be a road trip to Rural Vista on Friday, September 10.


SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

Goessel           0          0          8          0          8

C/G EAGLES     14        22        14        6          56

(Team, Player/Scoring Play, Extra Point Attempt, Overall Score)


C/G EAGLES = Tyson Struber on an 8-yard pass from Garrett Maltbie (Conversion No Good), 0-6

C/G EAGLES = Cason Mastre on an 8-yard pass from Garrett Maltbie (Tyson Struber ran for 2-Point Conversion), 0-14


C/G EAGLES = Ryder Norstrom ran for a 4-yard score (Garrett Maltbie ran for 2-Point Conversion), 0-22

C/G EAGLES = Garrett Maltbie ran 1 yard for score (Conversion No Good), 0-28

C/G EAGLES = Garrett Maltbie ran 4-yards for score (Garrett Maltbie ran for 2-Point Conversion), 0-36


C/G EAGLES = Tyson Struber on a 10-yard pass from Garrett Maltbie (Conversion No Good), 0-42

Goessel = Scored on a 10-yard run (Scored 2-Point Conversion), 8-42

C/G EAGLES = Tyson Struber on a 7-yard pass from Garrett Maltbie (Garrett Maltbie ran for 2-Point Conversion), 8-50


C/G EAGLES = Garrett Maltbie ran 5-yards for score (Conversion No Good), 8-56

TEAM STATISTICS:                         Goessel           C/G EAGLES

1ST Down                                             6                      21

Total Offense (Plays-Yds)                   40-110             46-321

Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Tds-Int)       3-11-24-0-0     13-20-220-4-0

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds)                       29-56-1            26-101-4

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

Penalties (#-Yds)                                 5-46                 4-20

Time of Possession                             21:26               24:28


Passing (Comp-Atts-Yds-Tds-Int): Garrett Maltbie 13-20-220-4-0

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds): Garrett Maltbie 18-55-3; Ryder Norstrom 6-27-1; Tyson Struber 2-19-0.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-Tds): Tyson Struber 8-141-3; Cason Mastre 3-44-1; TJ Koehn 1-32-0; Ryder Norstrom 1-3-0.

Defense (Tackles-Solo-Assisted-Sacks-TFL): Tyson Struber 9.0-6-6-0.0-1.5; Garrett Maltbie 5.0-3-4-0.0-0.0; TJ Koehn 5.0-4-2-0.0-0.5; Ryder Norstrom 4.0-2-4-0.0-0.0; Lane McMannis 3.5-2-3-0.0-0.0; Brayden Doughman 3.5-2-4-0.0-0.5; Cason Mastre 3.0-2-2-0.0-0.0; Nick Evans 2.5-1-3-0.0-0.0; Xavier Westbrook 0.5-0-1-0.0-0.0; Wyatt Collins 0.5-0-1-0.0-0.5; Jayden Ediger 0.5-0-1-0.0-0.0.

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