Eagles set to clash with Brownsboro in season opener

The Canton Eagles wrapped up their preseason with a scrimmage against the Kaufman Lions at Norris Birdwell Stadium Aug. 24, getting in their final reps before traveling to Brownsboro Sept. 1 for the first week of non-district play.

Canton enters play against the Bears coming of a 7-4 season in 2016, including a season-opening 56-34 win over the Lions at home. Weather would prove to be a key factor in last season’s matchup between the two teams as inclement weather across East Texas caused kickoff to be pushed back to Saturday afternoon.

Once play began, Canton and Brownsboro players were faced with hot, humid conditions. The high-powered Canton passing attack would go on to help win the day for the Eagles with Hunter Moore going 25/34 for 380 yards and 6 touchdowns while also adding another score on the ground. The receiving duo of Zach Brown and Tanner Moore combined for 24 receptions, 330 receiving yards and 5 TDs.

Brownsboro, competing in District 8-4A Division I this season alongside Athens, Crandall, Kaufman, Mabank, Terrell and Van, is expected to return six players on offense and eight on defense this season.

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