Eagles stymie Wildcats in 70-14 rout

The Canton Eagles entered play against Rains coming off arguably their most impressive performance of the season, having dominated every facet of play in a 56-0 win over an overmatched Dallas Roosevelt team Oct. 27.

Any fear that the win of the Mustangs, the largest for Canton’s football program since a 70-7 demolition of North Forney back on Sept. 17, 2010, would lead to a letdown were quickly dismissed as Canton doubled up on impressive performances by posting another 56-point win, this one by a 70-14 score, over the Wildcats on Senior Night at Norris Birdwell Stadium.

Canton began play on offense, striking quickly courtesy of a 60-yard touchdown run by junior quarterback McGwire Martin on the first play from scrimmage. The Eagles failed to convert on the ensuing two-point conversion attempt, keeping Canton's advantage at 6-0.

The steadily improving Canton defense also made its presence known on their first series, holding Rains to just two yards on their first two plays from scrimmage before Cooper Smith intercepted an errant Wildcat pass to return possession to the Eagle offense.

Canton would make the most of the opprotunity just moments later as Martin found a streaking Carter Day for a third down play to double the Eagle lead less than three minutes into the game. Cade Shaw added a succesful two-point attempt to give the Eagles a 14-0 lead.

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