Function of Beauty

Canton rides big fourth quarter to 32-13 win over Shenandoah Valley.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | September 16, 2017


CANTON - The Canton Warriors defeated Shenandoah Valley, 32-13, in Friday night football action last night.

Canton came out swinging in the first quarter.

Quarterback Michael Smithers scored on a 30-yard touchdown run, capitalized by a Timmy Ward two-point conversion, to take an early 8-0 lead.

Later in the first quarter, Smithers connected with Camden Smith for a 35-yard touchdown pass to take a commanding 14-0 lead.

Shenandoah Valley recovered well in the second and third quarters after finding themselves down by two scores.

SV held Canton scoreless in the next two quarters and scored two rushing touchdowns to bring the score to 14-13 at the start of the fourth quarter.

Only down by one point, Canton, led by Smithers and Ward, put the game away in the fourth.

Smithers started the fourth quarter scoring for Canton with a 2-yard touchdown rush to go up 20-13.

Then, Smithers found Timmy Ward for a 43-yard touchdown pass to put Canton up by two scores.

Just for good measure, Ward intercepted an SV pass and took it back to the house to bring the score to its final, 32-13.

Smithers finished his day 8-of-17 passing with 122 passing yards, two touchdowns, three interceptions, 119 rushing yards on 18 attempts and two rushing touchdowns.

Camden Smith finished with three catches for 54 yards while Levi Gaiotti had four catches for 25 yards.

Canton (2-2) travels to North Penn-Mansfield this Friday.