Road warriors across the county again

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, October 1, 2008

There is always a place and a time for an apology and right now is definitely one of those times.

I would like to apologize to every single Goshen player and fan because I guessed completely wrong in my predictions last week. I thought there was no way the Eagles would soar past the Bulldogs, but they did in dominating fashion.

Marcus Jackson went off and the Eagles grabbed their first ever win over Pike County to the tune of 51-26 in Brundidge.

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That huge win for Goshen couple with the Charles Henderson Trojans losing put me at 1-2 last week, which puts the record for the year at 11-5. There was no Troy pick in last week’s column and that was also my mistake.

But I believe the Trojans will take down Florida Atlantic this week in their Tuesday matchup with the Owls. The Trojans have to travel to Boca Raton, Fla. for the game, but I think they will have revenge on their minds from last year’s loss that kept them from the postseason. They will win 35-21.

Goshen will ride the emotional wave of beating their cross-county rivals into a game on the road against R.C. Hatch.

I think the wave will come crashing down on R.C. Hatch and Goshen gets a close 28-21 victory on the road.

The Charles Henderson Trojans are the only area team at home this week, as they host Beauregard for Homecoming. The Trojans will snap a two-game losing streak, 28-14.

The Bulldogs of Pike County must rebound from that tough loss to Goshen. Brad Waggoner will have his team focused on the region game. They pull out a barnburner, 35-34.

The Pike Liberal Patriots travel to Shelby for a game against the AA Raiders. Pike remains undefeated with a 28-0 blanking for their third straight shutout.

Matt Nascone is the sports editor for The Messenger. He can be reached at 670-6315 or online at