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Warriors stymied by Eagles 46-0

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Peabody-Burns football fans had a good view of a beautiful sunset from the east bleachers at Canton on Friday, small consolation for the 46-0 pasting their Warriors received from Canton-Galva.

Things turned sour for Peabody-Burns on the Eagles’ first play from scrimmage when Landon Everett squirted through the left side of the line and bolted 53 yards for a touchdown. A successful two-point conversion gave Canton-Galva an 8-0 lead just 21 seconds into the contest.

Jess Philpott fielded the ensuing kickoff, reversed field, and carried the ball to the Eagles 30. The Warriors’ threat was short-lived as Philpott coughed up the ball on third-and-1 at the 21.

After exchanging possessions, Canton-Galva was on the move again, driving 59 yards for a touchdown by Jonah Sargent, who also scored the PAT to put the Eagles up 16-0.

An interception of a Bryant Young pass set Canton-Galva up on its own 30-yard line. The Eagles capitalized by scoring on a 13-yard touchdown pass to make the score 22-0 early in the second quarter.

With Philpott doing most of the legwork, including a 14-yard run against a stingy Eagles defense, the Warriors moved from their own 15 to the Canton-Galva 33. The drive ended with a fourth-down Eagles interception.

The Warriors forced a four-and-out, but couldn’t get anything going offensively.

Everett scored again for the Eagles, this time on a 42-yard scamper, and a 25-yard touchdown pass just before halftime put Canton-Galva ahead 34-0.

The teams exchanged turnovers to start the second half, then a shanked punt by the Warriors from deep in their own territory gave the Eagles the ball at the Peabody-Burns 26.

Five plays later the Eagles were in the end zone again on a 12-yard touchdown pass to lead 40-0.

The Eagles scored their final touchdown with 10:25 remaining in the fourth quarter, ending the game with one point more than the 45-point rule, 46-0.

Still looking for their first win, the 0-3 Warriors will travel Friday to Goessel to take on the Bluebirds, 48-0 losers to Solomon.

Last modified Sept. 21, 2017

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