Goshen faces tough test in Luverne

Published 11:45 am Friday, September 7, 2012

It has been a chaotic week for Goshen’s football team.

After a fight broke out after last Thursday’s game against Pike County, one parent and four players were charged with the assault of an assistant coach.

That is in the past now and the Eagles must concentrate on the future. The future includes a tough test, however, in a road trip to Luverne High School.

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The Tigers are coming a 7-4 campaign in 2011 in which they competed in Class 3A. Luverne has now dropped to 2A and are looking to extend their streak of playoff appearances to 29 consecutive seasons.

The Tigers are looking to bounce back from a 36-7 loss to Brantley last week while Goshen is looking to do the same after its 20-11 defeat to Pike County.

Jonathan Chambers’ 21-yard run in the first quarter would stand as Luverne’s lone score last week.

Luverne holds the all-time edge over Goshen 19-3 with the Eagles last win in the series coming in 2000. A win could be a good sign for Goshen as that was also last year the team won 10 game, finishing 10-2. A loss doesn’t necessary spell the end of the season either.

Head coach Bart Snyder is just 1-2 in region openers but has qualified for the playoffs all three seasons.

Goshen opened last season 0-2 and ended up advancing to the second round of the playoffs.

The game, which is set for a 7 p.m. kick, will open a stretch of three straight region games for Goshen, two coming on the road.