Eagles improve to 3-1

By Steve Sell
September 27, 2014

It was an odd night Friday for the Canton-Galva football team.

But a successful one.

The Eagles played at Wichita Word of Life. Instead of the customary 8-man field, the teams played on a regulation-sized field with basically few markings, which led to a lot of scoring.

A lot by the Eagles.

C-G improved to 3-1 with a 60-24 victory.

Canton-Galva accumulated more than 500 yards of offense, including 455 on the ground. Travis Unruh rushed for 170 yards and added 103 passing. Trey Moddelmog chipped in with 166 and Brody Scott gave the Eagles three runners hitting the century mark with 119.

Coach Jeff Savage was pleased with his team’s ability to adapt, as because of injuries he had to employ somewhat of a makeshift lineup at times.

Canton-Galva plays Friday at Central Plains.

• Hesston 49, Lyons 13 — It basically was another walkover for the Swathers, now 4-0.

Hesston sprinted to a 42-0 halftime lead.

Grant Raleigh threw three TD passes, with Brad Simpson, Tyler McCartney and Zach Esau hauling in the strikes. Raleigh also ran for a score, as did Daniel Fulghum. Cole Rostetter returned an interception for another score. The other Hesston score was not available.

Hesston is home Friday to play Haven

• Remington 24, Inman 0 — The offensive problems continued for the Teutons Friday, as they suffered their first shutout of the year.

Inman had entered the game having scored just one touchdown in each of their first three games.

Inman coach Ed Ramsey, however, was pleased that his team was able to get more physical despite the loss.

That couldn’t overcome four turnovers in the first half, two of them in the end zone.

The 0-4 Teutons go to Moundridge on Friday.

• Trinity 47, Moundridge 0 — Moundridge coach Courtney Moddelmog knew his young Wildcats were probably in over their head against the ranked Class 3A Celtics.

He was right.

“That is a very good football team,” he said.

Moundridge managed just 93 yards of offense, while the Celtics pounded out 326. It was 35-0 at the half.

The Wildcats, who rushed for nearly 300 yards last week, were led by Damian Calderon’s 27.

Somebody is going to get their first win Friday when the Wildcats host Inman in a renewal of their storied rivalry.

• Halstead 38, Smoky Valley 20 — In somewhat of a surprise, the Vikings couldn’t stop the Dragons.

Smoky Valley’s Cole Norberg threw a TD pass to Kirk Barnes and ran for a score. Aaron Taylor had the other Viking TD on a 19-yard run.

The Vikings, now 2-2, are home against Hillsboro on Friday.

• Udall 44, Little River 20 — The Redskins really didn’t know much about undefeated Udall going into the game.

They do now.

Udall used a strong game to drop the Redskins to 2-2 on the season.

Chord Zeller had a nice game in defeat with a blocked punt and solid defense.

Little River is home against Goessel on Friday.