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Canton scores 42 first half points en route to 49-27 win over Montgomery.


By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | October 28, 2012 | Photo courtesy The Review


The Warriors rushed for 300 yards and three touchdowns as they beat Montgomery 49-27 in NTL Small School football Saturday.

In the first quarter, Canton's Wes Moore started the scoring with a 2-yard run. Brian Jannone added the point after and Canton led 7-0 with 7:19 to go in the first quarter.

Later in the first John Bowman hit Chase Pepper on a 32-yard scoring strike. Jannone added the point after and Canton went up 14-0 with 1:48 to go in the opening quarter.

Early in the second, Bowman got his second passing touchdown, connecting with Moore on a 50-yard scoring strike. Jannone added the point after to make it 21-0 Warriors at 10:21 to go in the half.

Tim Bassett ran one in from five yards out with 4:48 to go to put Canton up 27-0, followed by Eddie Larcom catching an 80-yard touchdown pass from Bowman. Larcom ran in the 2-point conversion and Canton led 35-0 with 3:07 left.

Then with 1:55 to go before the half Bowman punched one in from nine yards out to put Canton up 42-0 after the Jannone kick.

Montgomery got on the board in the third quarter as Matthew Boone had a 15 yard scoring run with 2;56 left to play in the third. At 1:20 Larcom had a 38 yard run for a touchdown to make it 49-6 Canton heading into the fourth quarter.

The Red Raiders would get three scores, beginning with Boone hitting Colton Harer for a 53 yard passing touchdown. That was followed by a 17-yard Boone rush for a touchdown and Boone hitting Harer again, this time for 74 yards, to make it a 49-27 final.

Bassett had 100 yards rushing on 13 carries for the Warriors while Larcom had 73 yards on just three carries while Moore also had 73 yards on 10.

Bowman was 6-for-9 passing for 167 yards and the three touchdowns with Moore having three catches for 58 yards.

Boone was 13-for-26 for the Raiders for 283 yards with two scores and a pick. Harer had 266 yards receiving on 11 catches with two scores.

Canton (3-6) will travel to Troy next Friday as they battle over the Old Shoe.