Goshen gets first win

Published 12:08 am Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Goshen Eagles were outscored 120-15 heading into this week’s matchup on the road at Calhoun, but the scoreless streak ended in a big way for the Eagles in a 36-8 win over the Calhoun Tigers.

It had been a tough stretch for the Eagles. Battling injuries throughout the early portion of the season mixed with a tough opening schedule had the Eagles thirsty for any success. The Eagles were able to leave Calhoun satisfied after the blowout victory.

“It feels really good. It got the long faces off many of our players’ faces and it makes them feel a little bit better,” said Eagles head coach Bart Snyder. “We executed really well tonight and were able to play as a team.”

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The Eagles had a lot of players step up this week and contribute.

“We had a lot of players that stood out and helped us tonight,” Snyder said. “Zach Alford did a good job for us tonight. We had really good leadership out of our senior class tonight as well. Kendrez White did some good things for us tonight.”

After changing things up a bit during this week’s practice, the early returns for Snyder and the Eagles were overall a positive.

“We are young and inexperienced. Our guys keep working and they believe in one another,” Snyder said. “They keep pushing us; this will only help us. We have to continue to work hard at it together.”

Goshen finished the game with a total of 336 yards of offense led by Alford who finished with 140 yards on just nine carries. He also scored four touchdowns.

Quay Brown had a 26-yard touchdown. Daquan Foster scored on a 5-yard pass from Brock Snyder as well.

On the defensive side of the ball, Dakari Siler led the way with five tackles, four assists and one fumble recovery.

With the win the Eagles improve their record to 1-3 overall and 1-1 within the region. The Eagles will host Houston Academy next Friday night.

“Any time you can get a win you are going to feel better,” Snyder said. “We played very good opponents in the first three ballgames. I am very proud of these guys, we are going to enjoy this ride home but we will be back to work and continue to right the ship.”