Chandler Eiland Accounts for Five Touchdowns in Canton’s 35-25 Win at Brownsboro
BROWNSBORO — For the second consecutive week, Canton junior quarterback Chandler Eiland delivered a huge performance to lead the Eagles to a 35-25 win at Brownsboro in District 15-3A action.
Eiland completed 18 of 34 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns and ran 20 times for 121 yards and three scores to fuel the Eagles’ 10-point victory, which is their third in a row and gives Canton, which clinched a playoff berth, a 4-5 record and 3-1 district mark entering Friday’s regular-season finale at home against rival Van (3-6, 3-1).
The 372-yard, five-touchdown performance comes on the heels of Eiland’s 519-yard, six-touchdown effort in last week’s 49-35 win against Mineola. That earned him the ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Offensive Player of the Week award, plus the Built Ford Tough Class 3A Player of the Week honor.
Canton’s Ryan Slider caught seven passes for 93 yards and a touchdown, while Brad Wiggins snagged six for a game-high 117 yards. Garrett Denbow caught a six-yard touchdown pass that gave Canton a 21-7 lead late in the first.
Brownsboro’s Michail Cartwright ran 19 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns, while Will Bailey caught a game-high 10 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown.
Canton led 21-13 at halftime before Eiland’s two-yard touchdown run gave the Eagles a 15-point advantage early in the third. Cartwright then delivered his touchdown runs (1, 8) to cut Canton’s lead to 28-25 with 7:15 remaining.
Eiland iced the game for the Eagles with a two-yard touchdown run at the 2:39 mark of the fourth quarter.
Brownsboro’s Jared Bragdon completed 13 of 23 passes for 133 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, while Quintus Lee ran 10 times for 68 yards and a score.
The loss dropped Brownsboro to 2-7 overall and 0-4 in 15-3A entering the Bears’ season finale Friday at undefeated Athens.
— Brownsboro stats courtesy the Chandler & Brownsboro Statesman.