CANTON — East Peoria grabbed its first win of the season after rolling to a 19-6 Mid-Illini Conference road victory over Canton on Friday.
Eli Bennett had a 10-yard rushing touchdown with 9:18 left in the second quarter as the Raiders (1-3, 1-1) grabbed a 6-0 lead.
The Little Giants (1-3, 0-2) responded when Jake Smith found the end zone with a 48-yard run to tie it at 6-6 with 1:58 left in the second quarter.
After a scoreless third quarter, EP would score twice in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
Quarterback Tristen Westbay connected with Austin Hart for an 84-yard touchdown as East Peoria grabbed a 13-6 lead with 9:03 left in the fourth.
Eli Bennett broke loose for a 45-yard rushing touchdown to set the final score, 19-6 with 2:15 left in the game.