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Canton High School
Canton, Connecticut
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Canton 21,
Ellington/Somers 14
At Canton
Ellington/Somers (2-1) 0  0  0  14  -- 14
Canton (3-0)       0  7  7   7  -- 21
Second quarter
C: Cam Daley 1 run (Eddie Melton kick), 10:49
Third quarter
C: Henry Bonini 28 run (Melton kick), 7:15
Fourth quarter
E: Jacob Hinkel 12 pass from Mark Hickman (Julian Herms kick), 11:13
C: Dan Delos 34 run (Melton kick), 4:51
E: Christian Rider 21 run (Herms kick), 2:55
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Canton – Dan Delos 21-150, Cam Daley 12-73, Eddie Melton 1-10, Henry Bonini 5-47, Brock Steinfeldt 2-5, Sebby Gumbs 6-31, Alex Higley 2-2; Ellington/Somers – Christian Rider 10-38, Mark Hickman 8-30, Izaiah Castro 6-16, Zach Luginbuhl 7-32, Derek Litty 1-9, Tyreik Noel 1-1
PASSING: Ellington/Somers – Rider 5-11-1, 60; Hickman 1-1, 12; Canton -- none
RECEIVING: Ellington/Somers – Joseph Mongillo 1-7, Ryan Ferguson 1-7, Jacob Hinkel 1-12, Mark Hickman 2-39, Izaiah Castro 1-14
KICKOFF RETURNS: Matt Bangs (C) 1-0, Cam Daley (C) 3-73, Izaiah Castro (E) 1-13, Mark Hickman (E) 1-13; SACKS: Will Carlson (C) 1-6, Shane McGowan (E) 1-1; INTERCEPTIONS: Matt Bangs (C) 1-0; FUMBLE RECOVERY: Jerry LeFave (C) 1-0

2014 individual leaders
After 3 games
POINTS      TDs PAT 2pt  Pts
Daley           7-0    0      0   42
Delos          5-0    0      0    30
Melton         0-1    12   0    18
Bonini          2-0    0     0    12

FIELD GOALS: none
PATS:  Melton 12-14, Walzak 0-2

Canton 46,
Stafford/East Windsor 0
At Stafford
Canton (2-0)27  19  0  0  -- 46
Stafford/EW (0-2)     0    0  0  0  -- 0
First quarter
C: Cam Daley 80 kickoff return (kick failed), 11:46
C: Daley 10 run (Eddie Melton kick), 8:06
C: Dan Delos 4 run (Melton kick), 6:01
C: Daley 16 run (Melton kick), 4:08
Second quarter
C: Daley 7 run (Melton kick), 11:42
C: Delos 1 run (kick failed), 6:47
C: Henry Bonini 6 run (kick failed), 1:34


Canton 35, SMSA/University 6
At Hartford
Canton (1-0)            14  7  7  7  — 35
SMSA/Univ. (0-1)       0  6  0  0  — 6
First quarter
C: Cam Daley 33 run (Eddie Melton kick), 8:24
C: Dan Delos 8 run (Melton kick), 3:52
Second quarter
S: Nicholas Lajara 4 pass from George Davis (run fails), 6:35
C: Delos 5 run (Melton kick), 0:30
Third quarter
C: Melton 10 pass from Alex Higley (Melton kick), 2:33
Fourth quarter
C: Daley 5 run (Melton kick), 2:25
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Canton – Dan Delos 21-91, Cam Daley 17-107, Eddie Melton 2-19, Henry Bonini 2-5, Alex Higley 1-0; SMSA/Univ. –  Eliyah Nyama 8-23, George Davis 3-minus 27, Allen Walker 5-7, Pharoh Mathis 2-minus 2
PASSING: Canton – Alex Higley 2-4-0, 31; Cam Daley 1-2-0, 32; SMSA/Univ. – George Davis 6-14-1, 56, Blake Breglia 2-5-0, 19
RECEIVING: Canton – Cam Daley 1-21, Eddie Melton 2-32; SMSA/Univ. – Devyn Lozada 4-34, Nicholas Lajara 2-16, Daunte Brinkley 1-14, Gary Miller 1-11
RETURNS: Canton – Daley 1-10 (punt), Delos 1-23 (kickoff); SMSA/Univ. – Lajara 3-37, Brinkley 1-10
INTERCEPTION: Canton – Mekiah Davis 1-1; SACKS: Delos 1-4, Liam Yurchick (Canton) 1-13; FUMBLE RECOVERY: Lajara (SMSA)



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2014 Canton High football
Thur. Sept. 11: Canton 35, SMSA/University 6
Friday, Sept. 19: Canton 46, Stafford/East Windsor 0
Sat. Sept. 27: Canton 21, Ellington/Somers 14
Friday, Oct. 3: at Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton, 7 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 11: at Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby, 1 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 18: MORGAN, 1:30 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 25: ENFIELD, 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 1: at Gilbert/Northwestern, 1 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 8: HYDE, 1:30 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 15: AVON. 1:30 p.m.
Thur. Nov. 27: GRANBY, 10:30 a.m.
                                    
2014 record
Overall: 3-0
Pequot Uncas: 3-0

Warriors withstand heat to beat Ellington/Somers
CANTON, Sept. 27 -- The Warriors ran for 316 yards and forced two Ellington/Somers turnovers to beat the Purple Knights for the first time since 2009 and move into first place in the Pequot Conference’s Uncas Division with a 21-14 victory. Canton and Gilbert/Northwestern are each 3-0. It’s the first 3-0 start for the Warriors since 1954.

What made the win more significant is the size of Canton’s program. There are just 27 players in the entire program. There is no junior varsity team. A majority of the Warriors play on both sides of the ball. They held Ellington/Somers to 38 yards of offense in the first half. Played under clear, sunny skies and 80 degree temperatures, it was very hot on the field. “This team redefined toughness,” Canton’s Cam Daley said. “It took 110 percent to stay on the field and perform and that is what we did.”
Collinsville Press, Sept. 27: Canton survives the heat to beat Ellington/Somers for 3rd straight win

Daley scores 4 TDs in dominating CHS victory
STAFFORD, Sept. 19 – Cam Daley scored four touchdowns Friday night as the Canton High football team won its second game of the year with a dominating 46-0 victory over Stafford/East Windsor.

Daley scored a touchdown on the opening kickoff with an 80-yard run and added three more rushing touchdowns of 10, 16 and seven yards. He became the seventh player in school history to score four TDs in a single game.

Dan Delos led the way for the Warriors, rushing for 156 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Canton led 27-0 after one quarter and 46-0 at halftime. The Warriors controlled the game, rushing for 254 yards.

Canton’s defense stood tall. They limited Stafford to 62 yards, recovered two fumbles and had seven tackles for a loss. Shane Toland led the way with six tackles and two for a loss while Daley had five tackles and a fumble recovery. Henry Bonini had four tackles and recovered a fumble.

The 46-point victory ties the school record for the most lopsided victory in program history. Canton beat Litchfield Junior Republic, 46-0 in 1935. The most recent Canton player with four TDs in a single game was Kyle Mullins against Coventry/Windham Tech in 2012.

Canton marches past SMSA to win opener
HARTFORD, Sept. 11 -- Canton ran for 222 yards and had three long scoring drives of 10 or more plays as the Warriors rolled to a 35-6 Pequot Conference Uncas Division win on opening night. On the other side of the ball, Canton gave up just one yard rushing to the Tigerhawks and had an interception, two sacks and seven tackles for losses. Senior Cam Daley was all over the field. He ran 17 times for a career-high 107 yards and two touchdowns. He caught a 21-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Alex Higley and completed 1-of-2 passes for 32 yards. “He was born a football player,” Canton coach Paul Philippon joked afterward.
Collinsville Press, Sept. 11: Canton marches past Tigerhawks to win season opener

Week 1 preview
Canton opens season in Hartford on Thursday night
Outlook: Canton has a core of experienced players returning this year including senior Cam Daley, Sebby Gumbs, Henry Bonini and Dan Delos. Looking for their third straight winning season, Canton makes its second-ever visit to Dillon Stadium in Hartford. The Warriors beat the Tigerhawks, 20-14 in 2012. … SMSA/University is coached by Graham Martin, who coached Canton for two years when the program was resurrected in 2007. The Tigerhawks lost All-Pequot QB Wilfred Alicea, who ran for over 1,500 yards and 13 TDs. But SMSA/University does return some talented players including junior tight end/DE Devyn Lozada (10-116), senior WR Nick Lajara (8-161, 2 TDs) and senior WR Daunte Brinkley. … A year ago, Canton won its first opening day contest since 1958 by scoring a touchdown on the final play to beat Avon, 16-13. … Canton is 7-1 in its last eight games under the lights. … This is Canton’s first season opener under the lights.
Opening day records: Canton 15-20, SMSA/University 1-13-1
Series: Began 2011. Tied 1-1
Collinsville Press, September 10: Season opens Thursday for Farmington Valley football

With talented core of players, Canton could be a contender
The Canton High football team isn’t blessed with a lot of players. There are just 27 boys in the program. However, the players Canton have on the field are pretty good. “We have a nice nucleus of players who have played a lot of varsity football the last two years,” Canton coach Paul Philippon said. “They’ve paid their dues in the weight room. We’re a stronger team that we have been the past two years.”

Philippon isn’t looking past the opening day contest at Dillon Stadium against SMSA/University on Thursday, Sept. 11. “I’m not thinking about (an Uncas) Division title,” he said. “The focus is on beating SMSA. It’s everything we have for each game. I feel good about this team. We can compete with anyone. I just want to score more points than they do.”

If they stay healthy and play the disciplined type of football that Philippon and his staff demand of them, Canton could contend for the Uncas Division championship and perhaps one of the eight spots in the Class S tournament.
Collinsville Press, Sept. 5: Talented core of players return for Canton, which hopes to be a contender

Pequot moves back to
two division format
AVON, May 26, 2014 -- With Housatonic dropping its varsity program due to a low number of players, the Pequot Conference has modified its schedule and divisions. In 2013, the Pequot moved to a three division format with seven teams in each division (West, North, South). With 20 varsity teams, the league is moving back to its two division format (Uncas and Sassacus) that the Pequot used from 1993 to 2012. Canton moves back into the Uncas Division.
Collinsville Press, May 26: Pequot Conference moves to back to two divisions

Five Canton players earn All-Pequot West honors
CANTON, January 1 – Canton had five players named to the All-Pequot Western Division All-Star team in balloting by the league coaches. Offensive lineman Pierre Walsh, utility player Sebby Gumbs, punter Eric Scott, DB Cam Daley and defensive lineman Shane Toland were recognized. It’s the second year in a row that Daley and Gumbs have earned All-Pequot honors.

Daley made big plays on both sides of the ball. Defensively, he led the Warriors with 106 tackles and had five interceptions. Offensively, he chipped in where he could. Gumbs is one of Canton’s most explosive players who can be deployed in a variety of positions.

Walsh was one of Canton’s most consistent linemen at left tackle. He helped the Warriors score a school-record 313 points this season. Toland had an outstanding season and was the team’s leading tackler on the defensive line with 60 stops and 1½ sacks.
Scott was Canton’s QB but he averaged 32.4 yards a kick as a punter.
Collinsville Press, January 1: Sixteen players from Avon, Canton, Granby named to All-Pequot Western Division All-Star team
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n  Fans crowd around the Canton High football field for the first home game at the high school in 2009.
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n The Warriors and their fans celebrate Terrence Brophy's 6-yard TD run with no time left on the clock to give Canton a 16-13 win over Avon in the season opening game.
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n Canton's Dan Delos is on his way to the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 21-14 win over Ellington/Somers.