Eagles dismiss Athens, Van in district play Posted in: Sports The reigning District 14-4A champion Canton Eagles took the first steps to defend their crown this week, hitting the court Jan. 5 for a contest against the Athens Hornets and Jan. 8 against chief rival Van. Led by Ja’Braylon Pickens 25-point outburst and a shutdown defensive effort, the Eagles dominated from ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!