The Canton Lions varsity football team racked up an important 14-0
shutout Saturday over the Westland Meteors. After driving twice inside
the 10-ayrd line int eh first half and coming away with no points, the
Lions made adjustments that led to two second-half TDs: one a piece
from Kenny Arnold and James Hall. Evan Thomas added an extra point.
Andrew Hunt, Austin Fisher, Ben Cockrum, Daniel Paulot, Dykiece Pruitt and Dean Underwood provided key blocking. Preserving the shutout were cornerback Sam Rizzo and linebackers Forrest Hall, Antonio Ochoa and Daniel Tidwell.
"We made significant adjustments to our team after week two's loss," said head coach Chris Tidwell. "We believe we have good athletes; w just ahd to put them in the right places to help our team. The boys responded with good attitudes toward these changes and followed through with a good week of practice."
JV ROLLS, 18-7
The Lions' junior varsity squad rumbled over the Meteors, 18-7, wo improve to 2-1. Daniel Kilgore scored a rushing TD to lead a dominant ground attack. Jake Mallard and Chucky Turfe added TD's on the ground behind the O-line of Jake Wickens, Isaac Jackson and Robert Lenczewski.
The Lions' defense limited the Meteors offense to just five points thanks to strong efforts from Jackson Austin, Freddie McGhee and Eric Daniels. Allante Wheeler intercepted a pass and Turfe stripped the ball from a Meteor and returned it for a TD. Next Sunday the Lions will continue their cosmic travels through Westland when they take on the Comets.
FRESHMEN TIE, 6-6
A hard-hitting gmae was played by the freshmen Lions as they played to a 6-6 deadlock. The defense received strong plays from Jason Arnold, Woody See, Brad Tyszkiewicz, Tevyn Smith, Rubin Williams and Mason Lamarand. The offense turned in a gritty performance led by pass receptions by Joey Glunt, Noah Brown, Myles Beverly and Spencer Brown, who turned a short pass into a long touchdown reception.
Providing key pass protection was the blocking of Preston Sokol, Ethan Balogh and Connor Flanigan.
JUNIOR FRESHMEN BLANK METEORS
The junior freshmen turned in a strong defensive effort led by Myles Wagstaff, Connor Woody, Calvin Brown, Jr., Michael Linderman and Ayden Lang, who made a diving interception. The Lions' defense allowed very few plays of positive yardage by the Meteors, racking up their second-straight shutout.
The offense was led by the blocking of Cameron Wilborn, Ethan Locke, Lawrence Austin, who opened holes for running backs Jerome Nichols and Bennett Austin.