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CANTON — Chris Hobbs threw for 263 yards and Chris Cade went over the century mark at receiver, but Mabank’s methodical attack proved too much and spoiled the Eagles’ homecoming 42-21 Friday at Norris Birdwell Stadium.

The Panthers, who already surpassed their win total the past two years in a win last week, outscored the Eagles 28-7 in the second half after fending off two first-half deficits. Running backs Hayden Hines and Caleb Goforth led the winning side with two scores apiece as Mabank (4-0) racked up 367 total yards with just 78 of those coming through the air on 5-for-6 passing by Dahltyn McKinnley.

Canton (1-3), a District 7-4A Division II competitor, enjoyed two short leads in the opening half for a total of 7:17, but both scores were answered by the Panthers on the ensuing possessions toward a 14-14 tie at the break.

Chris Cade turned a dump off pass from Chris Hobbs into an 18-yard touchdown and 7-0 lead to cap a 13-play and 70-yard opening drive. Cade finished with 121 yards on eight receptions.

Cooper Smith ran in from six yards for a 14-7 advantage with four minutes to play before the break.

Hines ran in from nine yards in the first quarter and Goforth’s 3-yard run for the tie 54 seconds ahead of homecoming ceremonies.

Ja’Braylon Pickens caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Hobbs with 10:48 remaining in the game to make the score 28-21, but the Panthers scored the final two touchdowns.

Both teams will wrap up non-district play next Friday. The Eagles will visit Quinlan Ford at 7:30 p.m. while Mabank moves on to simultaneously host Ferris.

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Mabank 42, Canton 21

Mabank    7    7    14  14 — 42

Canton     7    7     0    7 —  21

First quarter

CAN—Chris Cade pass from Chris Hobbs (Nathan Goodson kick), 6:55

MAB—Hayden Hines 4 run (Stuart Burns kick), 1:44

Second quarter

CAN—Cooper Smith run (Goodson kick), 4:00

MAB—Caleb Goforth 3 run (Burns kick), :54

Third quarter

MAB—Hines 16 run (Burns kick), 10:12

MAB—Jacob McRay 2 run (Burns kick), 3:14

Fourth quarter

CAN—Ja’Braylon Pickens 9 pass from Hobbs (Goodson kick), 10:48

MAB—Dakota Shaw 3 run (Burns kick), 7:43

MAB—Goforth 8 run (Burns kick), 2:01

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                               MAB       CAN

First Downs              20          18

Rushes-Yards           45-289    16-71

Passing Yards           78           263

Total Yards               367         334

C-A-I                       5-6-0       25-40-3

Punts-Ave.               1-42.6      2-48.5

Fumbles-Lost           3-1           0-0

Penalties                 8-55         16-159

Individual Yards

Rushing — Mabank, Hayden Hines 6-92, Caleb Jacob McRay 5-76, Marcus Pruitt 9-38, Dakota Shaw 8-28, Caleb Goforth 4-20, Nathan Mulder 5-18, Jeffrey Peterson 3-12, Tyler Poe 1-3, Caleb Armstrong 1-2, Dahltyn McKinnley 3-(-6). Canton, Jatavian McGee 11-48, Cooper Smith 3-20, Chris Hobbs 2-3.

Passing — Mabank, McKinnley 5-6-0--78. Canton, Hobbs 25-38-2--263, Jordan Humphrey 0-0-0--0, Jason Brisbois 0-0-0--0.

Receiving — Mabank, Devyn Gibbs 5-78. Canton, Chris Cade 8-121, McGee 3-39, Smith 4-34, Ja’Braylon Pickens 4-30, Braden Hawkins 3-25, Jon Anderson 2-24.

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I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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