Regular season finale
Published 9:39 pm Thursday, October 30, 2008
“We’re going up there to win,” Goshen Eagles head coach Joe Thornton said. Thornton and the Eagles are looking to better themselves this week against a higher classification before they step into uncharted territory for any current Eagle, otherwise known as the playoffs, next week.
“We’ve had a good week of practice,” Thornton said. “They’re going to bounce back from last week’s loss. We trying to make sure we get better, and we want to make sure we put ourselves in a position to win the game.”
The Eagles (5-4) have been working hard and practicing to stop the wing-t offense that the Montgomery-Catholic Knights have run with success this season.
The Knights (6-3) will usually run a 4-3 set-up on defense, but Thornton said they will mix it up on occasion.
“We’re going to have to play really good defense,” Thornton said. “They have a really good running game. We’ve got some young guys that will have to step up.”
Young Eagles are filling defensive voids because of two sidelined starters. One of the the players is suffering from a broken collarbone, and the other sidelined player was suspended.
The Eagles and Knights have a common opponent from this season, and it happens to be the same team that got past the Eagles with a win last week.
St. Jude knocked off the Knights as well earlier in the season 20-13, but the Knights have had a successful year at the 4A level.
Thornton looks forward to putting his team up against a bigger team from a bigger classification.
“If you don’t play good people, you won’t get better,” Thornton said.
The Eagles are treating this week’s game with great importance, because it will only help them in the postseason.