By Staff

            CANTON – It was over nearly from the opening kickoff on Friday as the Canton/Galva Eagles celebrated senior night by pasting visiting Rural Vista with a 62-0 shutout.

            With the victory, the Eagles are now 8-0 for the season and will begin their run for an 8-Man Division II state championship on Friday when they play host to St. Paul who will bring a record of 4-4 into the game.

            The Eagles jumped on the visitors with 48 first quarter points that included a two- and twenty-three-yard scoring runs by Ryder Norstrom, a nine-yard scoring dash from Lane McMannis, and three scoring pass plays from the arm of quarterback Garrett Maltbie to Cason Mastre, covering 26 yards and a pair of touchdown throws to Lane McMannis of 13 and 43 yards. Then when you add in an interception return for a score by Nick Evans and three two-point conversions, you get an opening quarter lead of 48-0.

            TJ Koehn took a pass from Maltbie early in the second quarter and rambled 44 yards for another score before freshman Jayden Barnett sprinted in from 15 yards out to finish out the scoring barrage by Canton/Galva and give them the final 62-0 whitewash win.

            It was the Eagle defense that keyed the victory as they held Rural Vista to a meager 18 total yards of offense from 34 offensive snaps. Canton/Galva’s defense was so tuned in that they held Rural Vista to just 10 yards on 23 running attempts with another eight yards on just one pass completion. Preston Minson led the Eagle defense with seven tackles while Lane McMannis, TJ Koehn, and Rory Ratzlaff each had five.

            On the offensive side of the game, the Eagles were led by Garrett Maltbie as he completed seven-of-ten passes for 163 yards and four touchdowns including two scores to Lane McMannis who caught three passes for 66 yards and TJ Koehn covered 55 yards on two receptions with Cason Mastre getting two catches for 42 yards. Ryder Norstrom led the rushing attack with 56 yards on just four carries while freshman Jayden Barnett gained 33 yards on five totes as Canton/Galva totaled 98 yards rushing for the game.

CANTON/GALVA EAGLES hosting Rural Vista

SCORING: Rural Vista 0-0-0-0=0; EAGLES 48-14-0-0=62.

1st Quarter:

EAGLES (11:33): Ryder Norstrom on a 2-yard run (2-Point Conversion – Pass from Garrett Maltbie to Cason Mastre) 0-8

EAGLES (11:20): Nick Evans returned interception for score (2-Point Conversion Failed) 0-14

EAGLES (7:37): Lane McMannis on a 9-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed) 0-20

EAGLES (4:46): Cason Mastre on a 26-yard pass play from Garrett Maltbie (2-Point Conversion Failed) 0-26

EAGLES (2:41): Lane McMannis on a 13-yard pass play from Garrett Maltbie (2-Point Conversion – Ryder Norstrom run) 0-34

EAGLES (1:27): Lane McMannis on a 43-yard pass play from Garrett Maltbie (2-Point Conversion Failed) 0-40

EAGLES (00:20): Ryder Norstrom on a 23-yard run (2-Point Conversion – Nick Evans run) 0-48

2nd Quarter:

EAGLES (11:03): TJ Koehn on a 44-yard pass play from Garrett Maltbie (2-Point Conversion – Walker Nightingale run) 0-56

EAGLES (2:04): Jayden Barnett on a 15-yard run (2-Point Conversion Failed) 0-62

3rd Quarter:

No scoring due to game over by 45-point rule

4th Quarter:

No scoring due to game over by 45-point rule


Rural Vista: 1st Downs – 3; Total Offense – 34 for 18; Passing – 1/11 FOR 8, 3 interceptions; Rushing – 23 for 10; Fumbles – 0/0; Penalties – 1/10.

EAGLES: 1st Downs – 14; Total Offense – 20 for 261; Passing – 7/10 for 163, 4 scores; Rushing – 10 for 98, 4 scores ; Fumbles – 0/0; Penalties – 2/15.


Passing: Garrett Maltbie – 7/10 for 163, 4 scores.

Rushing: Ryder Norstrom – 4 for 56, 2 scores; Jayden Barnett – 5 for 33, 1 score; Lane McMannis – 1 for 9, 1 score.

Receiving: Lane McMannis – 3 for 66, 2 scores; TJ Koehn – 2 for 55, 1 score; Cason Mastre – 2 for 42, 1 score.

Defense: Preston Minson – 7, 2 solo; Lane McMannis – 5, 3 solo, 1 interception; Jory Ratzlaff – 5, 4 solo, 0.5 for loss; TJ Koehn – 5, 1 solo, 1 sack, 1 for loss; Isom Marston – 4, 3 solo, 0.5 for loss; Wyatt Collins – 3, 1 solo; Nick Evans – 3, 1 solo, 1 interception; Noah Collins – 3, 2 solo, 1 for loss; Garrett Maltbie – 2, 1 solo; Cason Mastre – 1, 1 solo; Aydon Kauffald – 1, 1 solo; Camden Kruse – 1, 1 solo.

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