Canton-Galva remains undefeated, Centre headed to playoffs

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Canton-Galva 33, Inman 13- The Eagles, ranked No. 4 in this week’s Class 2A state rankings, stayed unbeaten with an impressive win over Inman Friday at Canton.

Inman took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 1-yard run by Parrot, but the Eagles responded with an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Derek Bair.

The kick failed and Canton-Galva trailed 7-6 heading into the second quarter.

Ted Regehr put the Eagles on top with a 1-yard touchdown run and 2-point conversion run for a 14-6 advantage, which they carried into intermission.

When Bair returned a kickoff 85 yards to start the third quarter, the Eagles led 20-7.

Inman closed the gap with a 19-yard touchdown pass from Thiessen to Parrot; a failed kick made the score 20-13.

Canton-Galva answered later in the quarter with a 67-yard pass from Regehr to Bair to increase the lead to 27-13. Joel Hardman then returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown for the final 33-13 margin.

Regehr was 5-for-14 passing for 141 yards and a touchdown. Seth Moddelmog led the Eagle rushing attack with 60 yards on 14 carries while Aaron Crouse added 56 yards on 10 carries.

Hardman led the receiving corp with two catches for 61 yards and Bair had one catch for 67 yards.

With the victory, Canton-Galva improved to 8-0.

Centre 40, Axtell 20- The Cougars improved to 5-3 with their victory Friday night.

Centre jumped to a 20-0 lead after one quarter with touchdowns runs of four yards by Bryant Gutsch, one yard by Lance Diepenbrock and five yards by Seth Jirak.

After Axtell closed the gap to 20-8 early in the second quarter, Centre answered with a 44-yard scoring run by Diepenbrock with 1:24 before halftime to lead 28-8 at halftime.

Jirak added touchdown runs of 41 and 17 yards in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, to account for the final margin.

Centre rolled up 330 rushing yards on 55 carries while Burnett completed two of seven passes for 58 yards.

Jirak carried the ball 12 times for 111 yards, Gutsch 23 times for 102 yards and Diepenbrock 11 times for 68 yards.

Thieen Antoszyk caught on pass for 37 yards while Scott Peterson had the other reception for 21 yards.

Defensively, Antoszyk racked up 15 tackles, Jirak 11 and Steve Hageberg and Tad Rem eight each.

Centre will benefit from a forfeit by St. Xavier this Friday and will move on to the state playoffs, where the Cougars will face either Little River or the Sylvan Grove.

Editors’ note: Neither Peabody-Burns nor Goessel submitted game summaries this week.

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