Defense key for Goshen

Published 12:26 am Saturday, September 27, 2014

Defense proved key once again for the Goshen Eagles as they traveled to Dothan Friday night and came home with a 13-6 win over Houston Academy.

Head coach Bart Snyder said the team played well during the game overall, but Snyder said there were a still a few things the team would continue to work on.

“(Defense) is pretty much everything we do,” Snyder said. “We just are not executing like we need to. It calls to inexperience and being so young, and we’re not in the places we need to be. It’s game five and that’s stuff that should be worked on. We’re going to work on it everyday.”

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The game was predominately a defensive one. The teams were scoreless after the first quarter, although Houston Academy scored a field goal in the second quarter to lead 3-0 at the half.

Goshen scored on its second possession of the half, with a two-yard run by Kendrez White, taking the lead at 6-3. A Houston Academy field goal in the fourth quarter tied the score at 6-6.

Goshen answered on its next possession, with a scoring drive capped off by Terraninno Griffin’s 29-yard touchdown run.

As the clock ticked down, Houston Academy drove down to the Eagles’ three-yard line, where a goal-line stand won the game for Goshen.

“They went for it and used their last time out and ran a play,” Snyder said. “We stopped the play, but the clock