Football team to face Palo Duro for first game of 2019 season


Ally McBroom

The Canyon Eagles will face Palo Duro Thursday at Dick Bivins Stadium.

The varsity football team begins their season Thursday against Palo Duro High School at Dick Bivins at 7 p.m.

This will be the first official game out of 10 regular games. Senior Cooper Smith will return as a left guard for the offensive line in his last year as an eagle.

“It’s definitely going to be different from last year,” Smith said. “I’m starting, we have a whole new line of people. No one from the last starting team is the same except for me.”

This will be the second year the football team has competed on 4-A level.

“I think we’ll do really, really well our first game,” Smith said. “We’ve practiced hard, and I hope we win. My only goal this year is to get everyone else ready for next year. I’m working on teaching all the new guys.”