It’s safe to say now that the Canton-Galva football program is back to its glory days.
The Eagles, who just a few years ago had to forfeit a game due to a lack of players, needed just three quarters to put away Peabody 48-0 on Friday, winning for the fourth game in a row since a season-opening loss to Little River.
C-G jumped out to a 20-0 first-quarter lead and piled up 16 more points in the second quarter before two scores in the third period ended the game.
It was another amazing night for C-G junior quarterback Landon Everett, who rushed for 158 yards and three scores, while throwing for another. Tyson Struber added a couple of rushing touchdowns and 58 yards. The final score came from Nick Pearson on a short plunge.
This game marked a big improvement for the defense, which gave up just 41 yards as the Warriors had only 6 first downs. Brandon Huff was a beast with 7 solo tackles and 11 assists. Everett chipped in with 8 tackles and 4 assists.
The Eagles have a great chance to run their winning streak to five when they play next week at Goessel.
• Smoky Valley 46, Clay Center 14 — Tim Lambert must have given one humdinger of a halftime speech.
Up just 16-8 on Clay Center, a team that wasn’t expected to put up much of a contest, the Vikings came out of intermission with three touchdowns and eventually rolled to their fifth straight win, setting up a huge showdown next week in Lindsborg with undefeated Chapman.
Lambert, who had his team throw it 10 times last week, returned to his roots as the Vikes pounded the ball on the ground for 425 yards, including 172 and three scores by Tim Lambert, 153 yards and two scores by Cort Elliott, while Lane Schrag also had a rushing touchdown. Smoky was successful on all but on 2-pointers, with Elliott scoring three, while others were by Lambert and Carson Windholz.
Blake Heble led the defense with 3 solo tackles and 6 assists.
• Little River 50, Peabody 0 — Little River bounced back from its first loss of the season with a vengeance.
After losing a point-rule game last week to Central Plains, the Redskins inflicted an offensive outburst on Pratt Skyline by scoring 26 points in the first quarter and 24 in the second to end the game at halftime.
Graham Stephens rushed for 98 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Hunter Thomas added 94 yards and 3 scores. Stephens also was the top tackler with 3 solos and 6 assists.
The 4-1 Redskins face a good test on Friday when they travel to Macksville.
• Macksville 34, Moundridge 18 — The Mustangs spoiled Moundridge’s homecoming as they blanked the Wildcats in the first half and then finished strong.
Moundridge pulled as close as 20-12 in the third quarter, but back-to-back Mustang scores opened up some breathing room.
The loss spoiled a nice night by MHS’ Cody Hazelton, who rushed for 106 yards and two scores and added a third on a 65-yard kickoff return.
Moundridge was held to 201 yards of offense, most of it through the air.
Daniel Kaufman was all over the field defensively with 10 solo tackles. Gage Diederich and Corbin Unruh came up with interceptions.
The 2-3 Wildcats should get back to .500 next week when they play at St. John.
• Hesston 38, Halstead 22 — In a game that might kick-start its season, Hesston’s offense reverted to its early season form.
No game information is available. The 3-2 Swathers go to Rock Creek on Friday.
• Ell-Saline 50, Inman 20 — The Cardinals were the best team left on the Teutons’ schedule and showed why.
No game stats were reported. The Teutons, now 3-2, host Sublette on Friday.