Area Sport Roundup 11-13-2019


Football—The Eagles defeated Lebo, 58-8, Friday in a Class 8-man, Division I regional playoff game.

Canton-Galva quarterback Landon Everett rushed for four touchdowns on the night and threw for three more to lead the Eagles to victory.

The teams traded scores to start the game, with Everett completing a 7-yard touchdown pass to Kinser Colgin at the 7:54 mark. But Lebo took an 8-6 lead three and a half minutes later with a 7-yard touchdown run and two-point conversion pass.

It was all Canton-Galva after that, though, as Everett rushed for a 13-yard touchdown, and Colgin crossed the goal-line on a 17-yard run for a 22-8 Eagle lead at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Everett rushed for touchdowns from 3- and 27-yards, respectively, and completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Colgin for a 46-8 margin at halftime.

Everett again found the end zone in the third quarter on a 15-yard run, then completed the game-winner on a 20-yard touchdown pass to Colgin to bring it to the final, 50-point spread with 7:45 left in the third quarter.

The Eagles rolled up 380 yards of offense, including 271 rushing yards, led by Brayden Collins with 14 carries for 150 yards. Everett had 14 carries for 99 yards and four touchdowns.

Through the air, Everett was 7-for-14 for 109 yards and three touchdowns. Colgin hauled in five receptions for 58 yards and three touchdowns.

Brandon Huff led the defense with 7.5 tackles.

Canton-Galva (10-0) will host South Central (10-0) Friday at 6:30 p.m. in sectional football action.


Football—The Cougars defeated Colony Crest, 46-0, in a Class 8-man, Division II regional playoff game Friday.

Centre scored 24 points in the first quarter. Braxton Smith rushed for a 37-yard touchdown at the 9:54 mark to put the Cougars on the board, then Jensen Riffel crossed the goal-line twice, on touchdown runs of 34- and 39-yards, respectively, for a 24-0 Centre lead at the end of the opening period.

Riffel rushed for a 4-yard touchdown early in the second quarter, then Smith completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Mathew Madron at the 7:14 mark for a 38-0 Centre lead at halftime.

With 9:08 left in the third quarter, Riffel rushed for a 5-yard touchdown, and Aidan Svoboda’s two-point conversion run brought it to the final spread and ended the game.

The Cougars rolled up 311 yards of offense, including 291 rushing yards led by Riffel with 12 carries for 137 yards and four touchdowns.

Through the air, Smith was 1-for-7 for 20 yards and one touchdown.

Svoboda led the defense with 12 tackles and a fumble recovery. Riffel recorded an interception. Centre (8-2) will travel to Axtell (9-1) for a sectional game Friday.


Senior Caleb Potucek (#8) heads down field looking for the first down in the third quarter.

Football—The Trojans suffered a 29-21 defeat at St. Mary’s-Colgan in Pittsburg, Friday.

Hillsboro struck first when Hunter Hein crossed the goal-line on a 2-yard touchdown run, but by the end of the first quarter, the Panthers had taken a 7-6 lead.

Hein hauled in a 44-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Potucek to again put the Trojans in front, 12-7, but the Panthers claimed the lead by halftime, 14-12.

Dillon Boldt sent a 29-yard field goal through the uprights to put Hillsboro in front, 15-14, but again the Panthers answered to claim a 22-15 lead. Caleb Potucek hauled in a 48-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Potucek to narrow the gap, but a two-point conversion attempt failed, leaving Hillsboro trailing, 22-21, heading into the final period, where a fourth-quarter touchdown run by the Panthers sealed their 29-21 win.

Hillsboro recorded 297 yards of offense, including 160 rushing yards, led by Matthew Potucek with 17 carries for 99 yards.

Through the air, Matthew Potucek was 5-for-11 for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Hein recorded two receptions for 54 yards and one touchdown.

Jamari Harris led the defense with four tackles. Frank Wichert recorded an interception. Hillsboro ends the season with an overall record of 6-4.

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