Eagles shutout Gulf Shores 37-0, take fourth win of season

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 24, 2000

Sports Editor

FOLEY - Dee Brundidge rushed for two first half touchdowns and Jamar Tucker added a score on a 35-yard pass from Michael Hatten to help No. 7 Goshen (4-0) build a 23-0 lead over Gulf Shores (0-4) and claim an eventual 37-0 victory on Saturday night.

Brundidge’s first TD was set up by

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a deep pass from Hatten to Tucker that moved the ball to the Dolphins’ 18-yard line. Gulf Shores took the opening possession and moved into Eagles’ territory, but coughed up the football to set up Hatten’s pass.

A roughing-the-passer penalty pushed the ball to first and goal and Averick Rogers came in at quarterback to hand off three straight times to Brundidge, who scored from one-yard out with 6:08 left in the first.

Led by Barry Jones and Rhett Bean, the Eagles’ defense held the Gulf Shores’ offense on downs and then broke through to partially block a punt and set the Eagles up at the Dolphins’ 30-yard line.

Fullback Quez Burden carried the ball to the two-yard line and from there Brundidge went over again, this time from two-yards out, with 1:08 left in the first quarter.

The Eagles’ defense forced the Dolphins to punt once again and it didn’t take long for Hatten to find Tucker again on a play-action pass for a 35-yard strike, which gave the visitors a 20-0 lead at the 9:51 mark of the second quarter.

Mitch Holland added a 27-yard field goal as time expired in the half to give the Eagles the 23-0 margin.

The Eagles camped out in Gulf Shores’ territory for most of the second half, but penalties kept Goshen from adding too many points to the board.

Brundidge moved the ball to the 18-yard line on a run and on a fourth down play Hatten found Tucker in the endzone again for the senior wide receiver’s second touchdown of the night. That put the Eagles up 29-0 with 56 seconds left in the third.

The Dolphins were able to cross over into Eagles’ territory and make it to the 33-yard line, but the Goshen defense held on four downs, preserving their third shutout of the season.

Hatten kept the ball on an option play and moved the ball to the Dolphins’ 48-yard line. Then Jonathan Folmar moved the ball to the 18 on a reverse and from there Holland carried the ball in from 8-yards out, giving the Eagles their final score of the night.Brundidge added the two-point conversion.

The Eagles return to regional play next week as they host the Red Level Tigers in a key match-up for both schools. Red Level was a 29-9 loser on Friday night to Class 2A Region Two leader Georgiana.