By William /

CANTON – The Canton/Galva football team closed out their regular season on Friday with a convincing 54-0 thrashing of Lincoln.

With the win, the Eagles finish their regular season 6-1 as they now prep to play Doniphan West next Thursday in the first round of the 8-Man Division I state playoffs.

On Friday, the Eagles put thirty-two points on the scoreboard in the first quarter including two scoring runs of seventeen and twenty-three yards from Ryder Norstrom, a four-yard scoring jog by Garrett Maltbie and a fifty-yard pass connection from Maltbie to Tyson Struber. Maltbie ran for three and Norstrom one of the four completed two-point conversions.

In the second quarter, Canton/Galva put up another twenty-two points on a fifteen-yard pass from Maltbie to TJ Koehn, a twelve-yard run by Maltbie and a two-yard plunge from Jory Ratzlaff.

Defensively the Eagles played lights out as they held Lincoln to just twelve yards of total offense on twenty-four offensive snaps. This including a mind bending four total yards rushing on twenty-one carries. The Eagles combined for eight plays in which they tackled Lincoln runners for a loss of yardage.

Xavier Westbrook led the Eagle defense with five tackles while Tyson Struber had a pair of stops for a loss of yardage.

On offense, Canton/Galva, Garrett Maltbie provided 163 yards in total offense with fifty-one yards rushing on five carries while he completed seven-of-twelve passes for another 112 yards. Ryder Norstrom was the leading rusher for the Eagles with seventy yards on just four carries while Tyson Struber covered eighty-four yards on four pass receptions.


SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

Lincoln            0          0          0          0          0         

EAGLES            32        22        0          0          54       

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


EAGLES = Tyson Struber scored on a 50-yard pass play from Garrett Maltbie (Garrett Maltbie ran for 2-Point Conversion), 0-8

EAGLES = Ryder Norstrom scored on a 17-yard run (Garrett Maltbie ran for 2-Point Conversion), 0-16

EAGLES = Garrett Maltbie scored on a 4-yard run (Garrett Maltbie passed to Tyson Struber for 2-Point Conversion), 0-24

EAGLES = Ryder Norstrom scored on a 23-yard run (Ryder Norstrom ran for 2-Point Conversion), 0-32


EAGLES = TJ Koehn scored on a 15-yard pass play from Garrett Maltbie (Garrett Maltbie passed to Ryder Norstrom for 2-Point Conversion), 0-40

EAGLES = Garrett Maltbie scored on a 12-yard run (Garrett Maltbie ran for 2-Point Conversion), 0-48

EAGLES = Jory Ratzlaff scored on a 2-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed), 0-54


No Scoring


No Scoring

TEAM STATISTICS:                         Lincoln            EAGLES           

1ST Down                                             1                      16       

Total Offense (Plays-Yds)                   24-12               32-287

Passing (Comp/Atts-Yds-Tds-Int)       1/3-8-0-0         7/12-112-2-0  

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds)                       21-4-0              20-175-5         

Turnovers (Total-Fumbles-Int)           2-2-0                0-0-0   

Penalties (#-Yds)                                 0-0                   0-0      

Time of Possession                             13:38               22:11


Passing (Comp/Atts-Yds-Tds-Int): Garrett Maltbie 7/12-112-2-0.

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds): Ryder Norstrom 4-70-2; Garrett Maltbie 5-51-2; Lane McMannis 7-34-0; Jory Ratzlaff 4-20-1.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-Tds): Tyson Struber 4-84-1; TJ Koehn 3-28-1.

Defense (Tackles-Solo-Assisted-Sacks-TFL): Xavier Westbrook 5-4-2-0-1.5; TJ Koehn 4.5-3-3-0-1.5; Ryder Norstrom 3-2-2-0-1; Tyson Struber 3-1-4-0-2; Garrett Maltbie 2.5-2-1-0-0; Lane McMannis 2-1-2-0-0.5; Brayden Doughman 1.5-0-3-0-0.5; Jory Ratzlaff 1.5-1-1-0-0; Wyatt Collins 0.5-0-1-0-0.5; Isom Marstan 0.5-0-1-0-0.5.

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