Goshen JV football keeps streak alive

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, September 10, 2014

By Devin Smith

The Goshen Eagles junior varsity football team was able to hold on to a 21-0 shutout of the Highland Home Flying Squadron Tuesday at home behind a dominating rushing attack.

The win keeps the Eagles 22-game winning streak alive.

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The Eagles attacked the interior of Highland Home from the very first play with a 24-yard run by Zack Alford. Damion Passmore would eventually score on the opening drive with a 14-yard scamper.

After Caleb Dawson was able to recover a Flying Squadron fumble forced by fellow Eagle Jacquez Martin Goshen once again drove down the field and scored on another run, this time courtesy of DaQuan Foster.

Passmore gained 91 yards on eight carries to go with his score, and Martin managed another 86 yards on the ground with nine touches of his own.

The Eagles defense was stingy, allowing only 59 yards of total offense for the entire game.

Dawson led his team in tackles with five to go along with his fumble recovery, and was trailed by Alford and Taten Phillips who had four each.

In fact, nearly half of the Flying Squadron’s offensive yards came on their first play of the game from scrimmage with a 25-yard pass on an unprepared Eagles defense.

The ground game was a night and day difference between the two teams, with Goshen gaining over 200 yards while their opponents managed just 24 yards.

The Eagles also were able to sack the opposing quarterback three times during the game, with two of them coming on crucial third-down plays.

The Eagles will travel to Highland Home next Tuesday.