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Johnie Burton, Claysen Scott and Seth Bromlow swarm to the ball carrier to stop him for minimal yards in their loss to Seiling. Against Seiling’s run-heavy attack, the Tigers had five player register at least five tackles on the night.

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Josh Edwards attempts to bounce the ball outside against the Seiling defense in Friday night’s loss. Unfortunately, Canton couldn’t find much space to run against the Wildcats as they were held to a season-low 31 rushing yards.

Early deficit dooms Canton in loss to Seiling

Last Friday, the Tigers welcomed the Seiling Wildcats to town for their first home game of the district schedule. Despite the Wildcats losing their starting quarterback to injury in the second quarter, Canton just could not stifle their opponents’ rushing attack, and fell to Seiling 48-20.

The loss puts Canton at 0-2 in the district heading into their bye week, with two games left on the schedule moving forward. It was a missed opportunity to secure that ever-important first win that usually guarantees a playoff berth in their five-team district.

The Tigers found themselves in an early hole when Seiling scored on a pair of early drives to go up 14-0 in the first quarter, and when the Wildcats scored on the opening play of the third quarter to go up 22-0, it seemed as if this wouldn’t be Canton’s night.


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