Goshen tames Tigers, extends win streak to four heading into postseason road matchPublished 11:55pm Thursday, November 1, 2012
Goshen, Ala. – The Goshen Eagles capped an amazing regular season run by defeating the McKenzie Tigers, 56-21, Thursday night.
The Eagles, who started the season 1-5, reeled off four consecutive victories to not only get into the Class 2A playoffs but get back to .500.
Anthony Rogers’ 44-yard touchdown run with 9:25 left in the second quarter broke a 7-7 tie and the Eagles never looked back.
From that point, Goshen would score three more time before the half, but only once on offense.
After quarterback Ramsey Rigby ran one in from 13 yards out too give Goshen a 21-7 advantage, the Eagles defense tightened.
Deangelo Orum intercepted a McKenzie pass and returned it 45 yards for a score. Six plays later, Terrainno Griffin scooped up a Tiger fumble and took in 11 yards for a touchdown. The Eagles took the 35-7 lead into halftime.
“I proud of the way our guys played tonight, especially on defense,” Goshen head coach Bart Snyder said. “That was the kind of game we needed from them.”
Griffin and the Eagles weren’t done, however. Griffin would score on carries of 48 and 37 yards to build the Goshen lead.
McKenzie scored a first quarter touchdown on a kickoff return in which the initial Tiger player fumbled the catch, but another was there to pick it up in stride and return it 60 yards to the endzone. McKenzie would tack on two more scores late in the game.
With the win, the Eagles improve to 5-5 on the season. The team will travel to play Oakman High School in the first round of the AHSAA Class 2A playoffs next week.
Oakman is ranked 10th in 2A with a 8-1 record. The Wildcats play Berry Fayette tonight in their regular season finale.