Carson Thompson had a big game to help Canadian run away with a 62-12 win against Depew in the second round of the playoffs.
Thompson finished with 314 yards and seven scores on the ground, adding 159 yards and two touchdowns through the air in the win.
Canadian (12-0) advanced to play Cherokee (11-1) which took a 52-6 win Friday against Snyder (8-4).
Thompson got Canadian on the board first with a 65-yard touchdown run before Depew answered with Blake Stafford’s two-yard touchdown run to tie it at 6-6 midway through the first.
Canadian answered with Thompson’s touchdown runs of 10 yards and 50 yards before the end of the opening quarter for a 22-6 lead.
Thompson added touchdown passes of 55 yards to Jake Brewster and 10 yards to Terrell Crawford before running 65 yards for a score and a 42-6 lead with 4:17 left in the half.
Depew added a score at the end of the half to pull within 42-12, but Thompson had touchdown runs of 12, 15 and 40 yards in the third for the mercy-rule win.
The Cougars finished with 331 rushing yards and 159 passing for 490 total, while Depew had 140 yards on the ground and 63 through the air for 203 total yards.
Canadian held Stafford, one of the state’s best runners in Class B, to 133 yards and one touchdown on the ground.