Head coach Bart Snyder has Eagles ready for opener

Published 10:38 pm Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Goshen was shutout in last week’s scrimmage against Brantley, 27-0. Don’t look too much into though.

The Eagles are replacing a lot of key parts and are learning a new offensive system. Throw in the fact that Brantley is one of the best programs in the bottom three classification year in and out, things didn’t add up in Goshen favor.

Eagles head coach Bart Snyder is well aware of the challenge that lay before him.

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“We really lost a lot when you sit down and look at it,” Snyder said. “We are proud of the seniors we have but we are still a very young ball team.”

Goshen will rotate 12 seniors both offensively and defensively and Snyder says he expects on;y three to remain on the field for vast amounts of time.

“I feel like we’re getting to where we want to be,” Snyder said. “Having leaders like Carlton (Bean) and Rhett (Lolley) have helped tremendously.”

Goshen is 3-13 all-time against Pike County but have won three of the last four dating back to 2008 including last season’s 33-20 victory over the Bulldogs.

Goshen and Pike County will kickoff from The Eagles Nest at 7 p.m. tonight.

This will mark the third consecutive year that the Eagles have opened the season on a Thursday night.