Goshen Eagles win in shutout

Published 12:23 am Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Goshen Eagles received a much-needed victory Friday night defeating the New Brockton Gamecocks 40-0 at Gamecocks Stadium.

The Eagles knew what lied ahead of them with final three region games. The Eagles needed to win their final three region games to get to the four needed to qualify for the playoffs. After a sloppy start to the first half the Eagles gained control in the second half and pulled away for an easy win.

“We started off sloppy,” said Eagles head coach Bart Snyder. “We played a little better ball than what we expected after the first half.”

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With the pressure of winning, the Eagles entered halftime with just a 9-0 lead and were forced to play much better in the second half.

“We just played better football,” Snyder said. “In the first half we just didn’t play good football. We were able to play much more physical in the second half.

Although the offense played a big factor Friday night the defense also played a big role. The defense racked up four safeties and an interception returned for a touchdown by Dalton Bruce.

Kendrez White also hauled in a long touchdown pass in the second half from about forty yards out to give the Eagles the confidence they needed.

The forty points put up by the Eagles blew out their average points per game coming into the game. Before their match up with New Brockton the Eagles averaged just 9.6 points per game.

“We didn’t have the confidence in the first half because we played like we have before,” Snyder said. “In the second half we started making bigger plays.”