Football: Going into the semi-final game against Madison, the Canton-Galva Eagles had the longest winning streak in Kansas at 23. Unfortunately, that streak came to an end, and Canton-Galva’s amazing run to defend their state title ended, 34-24, last Friday.
Canton-Galva got up early, 18-6, over Madison, but unlike so many other games in the past year, Madison punched back, outscoring the Eagles 14-6 in the second quarter. The halftime score was 24-20, with the Eagles holding a small, four-point edge.
That quickly disappeared, though, as Canton-Galva was shutout in the second half, and Madison got the 10-point win.
The Eagles outgained Madison, 280 to 192, but had six turnovers, which really kept Canton-Galva’s chances at bay.
Tyson Struber led the Eagles with eight catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns on the game, while Conner Koehn chipped in 10.5 tackles to lead the defense.
Football: Goessel’s amazing run in the playoffs came to an end last Friday against Hoxie, 58-12, when the game was called with three minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Goessel hung tight with Hoxie early and scored the opening touchdown when Luke Wiens hit Jake Wiens for a 51-yard pass to the end zone. Hoxie answered, 8-6, after one quarter.
Luke Wiens then opened the second quarter with a nine-yard touchdown run to put Goessel up 12-8, but the lead was gone four minutes later, and Hoxie never gave it up again.
Six turnovers hurt Goessel’s chances of staying in the game and eventually moving on in the playoffs. Luke Wiens led the Bluebirds with 77 yards rushing and a touchdown, while Eddie Gaeddert got 10.5 tackles to lead the defense. Grant Bryant had 8.5 tackles and an interception on the game, as well.