Goshen Eagles’ JV squad downs Brantley 20-8

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 6, 2000

Sports Editor

GOSHEN – Brendon Penny rushed for one touchdown and passed for another to help lead the Goshen Eagles’ JV team over Brantley 20-8 on Tuesday night.

Penny scored from two-yards out in the second quarter to give the Eagles the first touchdown of the game. Running back J.J. Barnes set up the TD with a 37-yard run.

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But after a GHS fumble, the Bulldogs scored on a fourth down reverse play and took an 8-6

lead into the locker room at the half.

The Eagles took possession of the ball to open the second half, but were forced to punt to Brantley. Amos Wilcoxin recovered a Bulldogs’ fumble at the 20-yard line and from there Penny went to tight end Damoreo Green for a quick 18-yard touchdown strike over the middle. Penny took it in for the two point conversion.

"We’ve been successful with that play in the junior varsity level," said Eagles’ JV head coach Bart Snyder. "That was big for us."

Yet another fumble by the Bulldogs’ offense gave the Eagles the ball at the 27-yard line. Barnes recovered the ball and also finished off Brantley with a 22-yard touchdown run. Barnes slashed his way through the middle of the Brantley defense to score with 3:48 left in the game.

With the win the Eagles’ JV squad goes to 1-0 on the year. Goshen’s junior varsity team has not lost a football game in four years.

"We stuck together that’s the No. 1 thing," said Snyder. "It’s hard to not lose a game in four years. We’ve got a great bunch of kids and they never quit tonight."

The Eagles will play Luverne next Monday night at 6:30 p.m. in Goshen.