Eagles win first game of the year at Barbour County

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 17, 2001

Sports Editor

Averick Rogers passed for 185 yards and four touchdowns to help the Goshen Eagles to their first victory of the season –

a 49-19 win over Barbour County on Friday night in Clayton.

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The win improved Goshen to 1-2 on the season and 1-0 in Class 2A Region 2 play.

The Jaguars’ Kendall Gillbert returned the opening kickoff 93 yards in the first quarter to take an early 7-0 lead, but after that it was all Rogers and the Eagles.

The senior quarterback’s first touchdown pass was a 69-yard effort to receiver Jonathan Folmar, which answered Barbour County’s opening score and tied the game at 7-7.

A fumble on a punt by the Jaguars led to Goshen’s next score of the game. Rogers called his own number, sneaking over from the 1-yard line. The Eagles led 15-7, following freshman Tyrone Crawford’s two-point conversion run.

A 39-yard run by fullback Quez Burden set a 5-yard touchdown run by Crawford with 2:54 remaining in the first. Clarence Bean recovered another BCHS fumble just before the end of the opening quarter and two play’s later Rogers found Derrick Foster for a 49-yard touchdown strike.

In the second, GHS built onto its lead.

Rogers capped off a four-play drive with a 34-yard touchdown pass to Folmar and then hit Davin Pelton on a 2-yard score.

The Eagles ended their scoring in the first half, and for the game, when Folmar returned an interception 100-yards for a touchdown with no time remaining in the second quarter.

Rogers was 7-of-8 for the night with just one interception. Folmar caught three passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns.

Raymond McNabb and Burden led the Eagles on the ground. McNabb had eight carries for 49 yards, while Burden had 64 yards on four carries.

Crawford led Goshen, defensively with eight tackles and Bean was second with seven. Burden, Michael Wilcoxson, Keith Jeffcoat and McNabb each had five tackles apiece.