Tigers swat Eagles in key district showdown

The Wills Point Tigers entered play against Canton with plenty on the line, looking to avenge a heartbreaking loss to the Eagles in 2015, extend their current winning streak to three games and, most importantly, tighten their grip on a spot in the 2016 playoffs.

Led by a raucous crowd of Tiger supporters and a dominant running game, Wills Point took care of business on all fronts against the Eagles with a 32-29 win at Norris Birdwell Stadium in Canton Oct. 14.

The Eagles opened play on offense, marching from their own 29-yard line into Tiger territory with relative ease. A 13-yard completion from Hunter Moore to Tanner Moore, coupled by several runs from both Hunter Moore and Dylan Cox moved Canton to the 25-yard line of Wills Point.

The drive appeared to stall out from there, with an incomplete pass on first down and a short run on second putting Canton in a third down and two to go situation, but a key passing interference penalty in the end zone breathed new life into the Eagle drive. Canton capitalized moments later, scoring on a two-yard keeper by Hunter Moore for an early lead. Justin Jenkins added the PAT, putting Canton in front 7-0 with 7:01 to play in the first quarter.

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