In the first installment of our five-part series revisiting the top sports moments in Canton this past year, we start with the junior high football team’s crushing 38-0 victory over Corn Bible Academy to close out their season. It was day that started off with the news that Coach Caleb Howell would not be able to attend, as he was at the hospital awaiting the birth of their first child.
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Canton’s Claysen Scott was an honorable mention selection when the Enid News and Eagle released the list of their All-Northwest Oklahoma basketball teams, honoring basketball players from all over this region of the state.
For the seniors of Canton, losing out on the final portion of their athletic careers was a disappointment across the board. However, for senior Jared Cox, he missed out on an opportunity to cap a special tenure during his time as a Tiger.
Despite the majority of the sports world being shutdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the unique structure of the NFL Draft will allow the event to go on as scheduled, with a virtual version of the typical process being implemented by the league office. For one particular Sooner, he’s got high expectations to fill, not only in this weekend’s draft, but moving forward as a possible face of the franchise.
With the cancellation of all spring sports by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association in response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, senior Josh Edwards will now miss out on his final opportunity to compete for the Canton Tigers. While Edwards has been one of Canton’s top performers on the football field and basketball court throughout his high school career, 2019 was his first year to qualify for the State Meet in track.