Goshen plans for comeback

Published 3:00 am Friday, September 4, 2015

The Goshen Eagles look to forget last week’s lackluster performance against Pike County and pick up a region victory over rival Luverne tonight.

The Eagles struggled to get anything going last Friday night against the Bulldogs forcing head coach Bart Snyder to go back to the drawing board this week at practice.

“Practice went really well this week. We went through the time of building,” Snyder said. “The guys are feeling up after we were feeling way down after the loss to Pike County. I feel like we had a much better week of practice to get ready for Luverne.”

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Luverne comes into Goshen on fire after picking up a key 26-12 over rival Brantley last week.

“Luverne is good. When you beat a rival like they did against Brantley, it just shows you how good they are,” Snyder said. “Our guys have been a little more focused and they have been working hard to get ready to play.”

The size and athletic ability will be enough to challenge the Eagles and should offer a pretty good test for the young Goshen team.

“They are really athletic and big across the front on the offensive and defensive side of the ball,” Snyder said. “They have a good offensive scheme and a good defensive coach. They are a really good ball team. They are very disciplined and they offer everything in every aspect of the game.”

Snyder said his team must play a strong game without mistakes and turnovers.

With so many games coming down to the battle at the line of scrimmage coach hopes his team has improved in that area after last week.

“We missed assignments last week. I can’t say that we were pushed around. We just missed our assignments,” Snyder said. “We didn’t step where we were supposed to step and we didn’t get our body where it was supposed to be. I hope we worked enough to get that fixed.”

With the tough finish to last week’s game against the Bulldogs it would be easy for the players to be a little sluggish coming into this week’s practice. Snyder made sure that did not happen.

“They have come back ready to play and to go back to work,” Snyder said. “That’s the one thing I can say about our kids, they want to do good. We just have to get better and we have to do better coaching.

The Tigers and Eagles kick things off in Goshen tonight at 7 p.m.