Goshen shutout by Brantley, 27-0

Published 11:48 pm Friday, August 24, 2012

Not many coaches would be too happy with a 27-0, but Goshen’s Bart Snyder will take it and use it as tool to get better.

Goshen came out on the bad end of the shutout to Brantley in a jamboree contest at the Eagles Nest Friday night.

The two varsity squads played the first two quarters of the jamboree before giving way to the younger teams.

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“We survived,” said Snyder. “We played a very, very, very good Brantley football team. They are good in all aspects of the ball game.”

Snyder had nothing but positive things to say of the Bulldogs and their head coach David Lowery.

“I am really impressed with what Coach Lowery has been able to do,” said Snyder. “He does a great job getting those kids ready to play, and they play at a high level all the time.”

Despite the loss, Snyder said that he saw some good things from the Eagles, and is anxious for the rest of the season.

“We have to continue to improve every week,” said Snyder. “Pike County played a good Charles Henderson team tonight, so they will be good. Coach Sanders at Luverne will be strong as will be New Brockton, so we will have our work cut out for us. But I think we will be ok.”

Snyder went to say that the things Goshen did not do well against Brantley, are fixable for the rest of the season.

“We had some missed tackles, missed blocks and busted coverages,” said Snyder. “They took advantage of every small mistake we made, because that’s what good teams do.”

The Goshen junior varsity team finished off the game.

Snyder and the Goshen Eagles will have a quick turnaround for their season opener. Pike County comes to the Eagle’s Nest on Thursday night to ring in the 2012 season a night earlier than usual