Eagle Football should build off strong season

Shelby Hoppes is excited about his third year coaching football at Canton after such a strong season last year when the Eagles advance into the top five in the state in their league.

The team comes back with a solid group of athletes who were letter winners and All-League players last season. They season looks promising in all directions.

“We are unique because we didn’t have any seniors last year so we return everyone.We didn’t lose anybody,” said Hoppes. “Expectations are pretty high.”

In addition to strong leadership with so many returning upperclassmen, the team has 11 freshmen which means they will be able to continue to build their team.

“That is a great amount for a small school like this,” said Hoppes.

While the team has much going for them in numbers, they face some challenges right from the start.

“Week one, we play Little River which is another top 5 team in the state so that’s going to be a big challenge. And then after that, it’s just keeping focused week in and week out on all of our main goals,” said Hoppes.

One of those goals is the same as it is every year: the state title.

Coming— The Eagles open their season at home against Little River on Sept 6.