They may have shocked a lot of people last year but the Canton Little Giants won’t be much of a surprise this fall.
Expectations have changed in the Fulton County town after Canton won 10 games and marched to the state semifinals in 2016.
“With the success we had last year, there’s a big target on our backs,” said senior Evan Otto. “Coach (Cody Myers) always tells us that, nobody is going to lay down for us just because we made it to the semifinals. There’s a big target on our backs now. Be ready for everyone’s best.”
Former defensive coordinator Myers was promoted to head coach after Ryan Pearson left for Princeton. The momentum is there as 89 students showed up to play football this season.
“It’s pretty sweet when you have everyone come out,” said senior Gage Miller. “We didn’t have enough helmets. We had to order new ones, it’s pretty sweet to have that.”
Canton opens the season at home Aug. 25 against Charleston.