Canton-Galva heads back to Sub-State

Eagles beat Sedan 52-6
Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 11:35 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - The Canton-Galva Eagles advance to their second sub-state in three years after defeating the Sedan Blue Devils 52-6.

Sedan came into Canton with a 10-0 record. The most points in a game allowed by the Blue Devils this season was 26 the previous week against Chase County. Canton-Galva came in with a single loss, a Week Five matchup with Little River. The Eagles lost that game 60-52. The Blue Devils won the coin toss and took the ball. They came up a yard short from a first down but also held on the play. The drive ended with a 30-yard Keaton Dickens punt.

Canton-Galva took over on their 35-yard line. It took the Eagles seven plays to score their first touchdown, a Tyson Stuber two-yard rush. Quarterback Garrett Maltbie called his own number and ran in the two-point conversion to give the Eagles an 8-0 lead.Sedan went thee and out on their next possession.Canton-Galva took over on their 28-yard line.

Garrett Maltbie immediately got a first down a 17-yard rush. He then threw a 21-yard pass to Tyson Stuber for another first down. Maltbie found Stuber on the third play of the drive for a 14-yard touchdown pass.

The Eagles missed the two-point conversion but led 14-0.Sedan’s next possession was like the previous. They failed to gain a first down and had to punt away the ball.

The Eagles used six plays to cover 57-yards for their third touchdown of the game. Garrett Maltbie found Tyson Stuber for a second time. Maltbie threw a pass to Cason Mastre to earn the two-point conversion and a 22-0 lead with only 25 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

After going three and out again, Sedan forced a defensive stop against the Eagles. They held Canton-Galva to not scoring and turned the ball over on downs at the 39-yard line.

Sedan Quarterback Brec Long then muscled his way down the field on three rushing plays to score the first Blue Devil touchdown. Bradon Baier could not break the plane to secure the two-point conversion.

Canton-Galva responded with a five-play touchdown drive capped by a Garrett Maltbie five-yard rush. Tyson Struber converted the two-point play for a 30-6 lead.

Both sides next drives ended in punts, the first of the night for Canton-Galva.Sedan took over on the Eagle 39-yard line. After a quarterback keeper, Brec Long threw a pass to Dameion Hatten. Hatten fumbled the ball, and Garrett Maltbie recovered it.

The Eagles began to work from their 32-yard line. Maltbie ran the ball for four yards and then made three completions in a row of ten, seven, and 23-yards. Maltbie capped the drive with a five-yard rush. He would also pass the ball to Cason Mastre to earn the two-point conversion making the Canton-Galva lead 36-6.After halftime, Canton-Galva came out and took the opening kickoff. Ryder Norstrom capped the opening drive of the second half with an eight-yard rush. Maltbie ran in the two-point conversion.

With the score sitting at 44-6, Sedan needed a score, or the next Eagle touchdown would end the game. Sedan managed a first down but could not produce another and punted the ball away. Garrett Maltbie went to work on the Eagle 20 yard line. He rushed for three yards. Then on the next play, he wound up and found a wide-open Cason Mastre streaking down the home side of the field. Mastre ended the game on the 57-yard pass reception.

Garrett Maltbie ended the night with two rushing touchdowns on 12 carries and 72 yards total. He also threw 22 passes, completing 15 for 221 yards and three touchdowns. Cason Mastre caught eight passes for 129 yards and one touchdown. Tyson Struber had six catches for two touchdowns and 82 yards. The Eagle defense held Sedan to only four first downs all game. Sedan ends the season with a 10-1 record. The Eagles will now travel to Little River next week. The game will be a rematch with the only team to beat them this year. Instead of a district title on the line, this game will have a trip to the State Championship Game as the stakes.

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