Goshen defeats PCHS
Published 3:00 am Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Goshen Eagles and Pike County Bulldogs junior varsity football teams came together Tuesday night for a cross-county rivalry matchup that left the Eagles the 28-6 victors over the Bulldogs.
Head coach for Pike County, Tony May, said while the team lost, he did not feel his boys quit and some HAD stepped up during Tuesday’s game.
“Alex Reynolds really stepped up,” May said. “He’s a leader every time for us. He makes solid tackles. I don’t have stats for him, but he’s always around the ball. I can always depend on him.”
“Tyshawn Fuller had a great catch at the end that set up the only score of the game,” May said. “Jaidyn Wilson threw the ball to fuller, and it was a great pass. He was pressured a ton tonight, but he still threw the ball and took the hit.”
The Bulldogs will travel to Luverne next Tuesday for their final game of the season. The Bulldogs are currently 2-2.
Head football coach for the Eagles Marshall McGlaun said while it was good to win against the Bulldogs, he was proud of the way his team conducted themselves on and off the field.
“It’s always good to beat your cross-county rival, but that’s not the biggest thing to me,” McGlaun. “To me it’s that we take care of business the way we’re supposed to, we lead on and off the field. They’re young, but they’re a good bunch of leaders.”
Tyler Phillips led the team defensively with five tackles and two assists. Zack Alford led the team offensively with four carries for 63 yards and two touchdowns. McGlaun said he was proud of the effort the team showed.
“I tell them all, you don’t have to be a certain grade level to be a leader,” McGlaun said. “I was late for practice the other day and the JV team was already practicing by themselves when I got there. Zack, he leads by example. He’s a man of few words, but he lets his playing do the talking.”
The Eagles are currently undefeated with a record of 5-0 and will travel to Elba next Tuesday for their last game of the season.