Canyon falls to Randall in district championship game


Kayla Walsh

Senior Derrick Spencer carries the ball during the second half of the Randall game Nov. 7.

The varsity football team fell in defeat to the Randall Raiders last Friday, Nov.7 with a final score of 21-14. The Eagles will travel to Big Spring to face San Angelo Lakeview Friday for the first round of the playoffs.

The Eagles started the game with a scoreless first half while Randall entered the locker room at halftime with 14 points. Canyon came back in the second half, finishing the game in possession, just short of scoring the tying touchdown. Canyon secured a second place finish in district and a place in the small school bracket for the upcoming playoffs. Senior Ty Blevins said he was hoping for a better finish.

“Since it’s my senior year, I wish we could have taken home the trophy and been district champs,” Blevins said. “We all knew it was going to come down to us and Randall to determine who got the trophy. Randall was the toughest team we have faced all year and we gave it our best.”

Senior Ty Crenshaw said he thought the team played well in spite of the final score.

“Some plays that were rather pivotal went in favor of the opposition.

— Ty Crenshaw, 12

“I think the team gave the best effort we could give, but some plays that were rather pivotal went in favor of the opposition,” Crenshaw said. “We fought hard and had a chance to win the game at the end, and that’s all you can really ask for. I think the team played well as a whole and I hope that we can carry the success we have had into the playoffs.”

Crenshaw said although the team didn’t win the district championship, they are hoping to do well in the playoffs and plan to work hard to do so.

“The fans can expect a focused and passionate team with a clear goal; that is, to keep our football family together for as long as possible,” Crenshaw said. “And, of course, we are going to make sure we enjoy the ride along the way.”