By William /

CANTON – Five touchdowns in the third quarter broke the game open for the Canton/Galva football team on Thursday as they scored a 60-14 win at home over Doniphan West in the first round of the 8-Man Division I state playoffs.

In one of the few times the last few years where they trailed, the Eagles fell behind 6-0 early in the first quarter when Doniphan West scored on a 50-yard run.

Canton/Galva bounced back with three first quarter scores of their own on forty-five and twenty-one yard runs by Garrett Maltbie sandwiched around a 15-yard scoring pass from Maltbie to Tyson Struber.

Doniphan West wouldn’t go away though and they had the only score in the second quarter to pull within six at 20-14 heading into the halftime break.

The Eagles came out hot on offense in the third quarter as they put five scores on the scoreboard. Tyson Struber scored the first second half touchdown on a 48-yard run before Ryder Norstrom put two scores on the board with a 25-yard pass play from Maltbie and a one-yard plunge. Maltbie scored twice in the remaining time of the third quarter on runs of eight and sixteen yards to give the Eagles a commanding 54-14 advantage heading into he final twelve minutes of play.

Maltbie added one more score, his fifth rushing touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter to solidify the final 60-14 victory.

Doniphan Wet gave Canton/Galva all they could handle as they had the ball on offense for nearly eight minutes longer than the Eagles as they rolled up 228 yards on offense by running 59 plays, including 208 yards on the ground.

Leading the Eagle defense was TJ Koehn and Tyson Struber who each recorded nine-and-a-half tackles while Maltbie made eight-and-a-half, Lane McMannis put eight tackles in the books and Ryder Norstrom recorded seven-and-a-half.

Offensively, the Eagles recorded 362 yards on 37 plays with Maltbie running for 166 yards on 12 carries while gaining 109 yards through the air by completing 7-of-15 passes. Between running and passing, Maltbie had a hand in seven of the teams nine scores.

With the win, the Eagles are now 8-1 for the season and will play Clifton/Clyde on the road next Friday, November 5. Clifton/Clyde will come into the game 7-1 on the season after they scored a 66-20 win over Solomon on Thursday.

Doniphan West at CANTON/GALVA EAGLES  

SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

D. West           6          8          0          0          14       

EAGLES            20        0          34        6          60       

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


Doniphan West = Scored on a 50-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed), 6-0

EAGLES = Garrett Maltbie scored on a 45-yard run (Garrett Maltbie ran for 2-Point Conversion), 6-8

EAGLES = Tyson Struber scored on a 15-yard pass play from Garrett Maltbie (Kick Failed), 6-14

EAGLES = Garrett Maltbie scored on a 21-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed), 6-20


Doniphan West = Scored on a 1-yard run (Passed for 2-Point Conversion), 14-20


EAGLES = Tyson Struber scored on a 48-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed), 14-26

EAGLES = Ryder Norstrom scored on a 25-yard pass play from Garrett Maltbie (Ryder Norstrom ran for 2-Point Conversion), 14-34

EAGLES = Ryder Norstrom scored on a 1-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed), 14-40

EAGLES = Garrett Maltbie scored on an 8-yard run (Garrett Maltbie ran for 2-Point Conversion), 14-48

EAGLES = Garrett Maltbie scored on a 16-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed), 14-54


EAGLES = Garrett Maltbie scored on a 24-yard run, 14-60

TEAM STATISTICS:                         D. West           EAGLES           

1ST Down                                             10                    18       

Total Offense (Plays-Yds)                   59-228             37-362

Passing (Comp/Atts-Yds-Tds-Int)       4/7-20-0-0       7/15-109-2-0  

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds)                       52-208-2          22-253-7         

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

Penalties (#-Yds)                                 2-20                 1-5      

Time of Possession                             27:48               19:54  


Passing (Comp/Atts-Yds-Tds-Int): Garrett Maltbie 7/15-109-2-0.

Rushing (Atts-Yds-Tds): Garrett Maltbie 12-166-5; Tyson Struber 3-59-1; Ryder Norstrom 7-28-1.

Receiving (Rec-Yds-Tds): Tyson Struber 4-52-1; Cason Mastre 1-25-0; Ryder Norstrom 1-25-1; Xavier Westbrook 1-3-0.

Defense (Tackles-Solo-Assisted-Sacks-TFL): TJ Koehn 9.5-5-9-0-1; Tyson Struber 9.5-4-11-0-1; Garrett Maltbie 8.5-6-5-0-1; Lane McMannis 8.0-4-8-0-0.5; Ryder Norstrom 7.5-3-9-0-0.5; Brayden Doughman 6.0-2-8-0-0; Xavier Westbrook 3.0-2-2-0-0; Wyatt Collins 1.5-1-1-0-0; Jory Ratzlaff 1.0-1-0-0-0; Noah Collins 0.5-0-1-0-0.

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