Eagles win big over Squadron
Published 12:08 am Saturday, October 17, 2009
There was an upset brewing Friday night at Eagles Stadium in Goshen.
But the Eagles’ backfield duo of Marcus Jackson and Reginald Foster ruined Highland Home’s night with three second half touchdowns to give Goshen (5-3, 5-1 2A Region 2) a 27-12 victory.
The Flying Squadron (1-7, 1-5) and Eagles were tied at six with time running out in the third quarter when Jackson broke it open.
Jackson burst up the middle of the Highland Home defense and raced 58 yards up the field for the score to put Goshen up 14-6.
The drive went 90 yards on two carries from Jackson.
The Eagles got the ball back on an interception and extended the lead soon after.
Foster got the first of his two touchdowns with a 40-yard scamper to put Goshen up 20-6.
On the very next Eagles’ drive, Foster took the pitch and ran 67 yards for a score to put Goshen up 27-6 and put the game out of reach.
Highland Home got a late touchdown run from Johnathon Moultry to bring the score to 27-12.
The Flying Squadron started the scoring with a 65-yard drive capped off with an 11-yard pass from freshman John Dunn to senior Desmond Harris.
The Eagles tied the game at six on Jackson’s first TD of the game, a third-yard run.
“This win was great,” Goshen head coach Bart Synder said.
“It gives us a leg up in the region right now and we have every reason in the world to be fired up.
“I’m proud of everyone involved,” the coach added.
“Our guys have worked real hard but will have to work harder if we want to get a win next week against St. Jude,” Snyder added.
Goshen will be back on the road next Friday as they take on Saint Jude.