Washington County blanks Goshen

Published 10:55 pm Thursday, November 5, 2015


By Jason Boothe

Special to The Messenger

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The Goshen Eagles season came to a close Thursday night against the Washington County High School Bulldogs in Chatom after a devastating 39-0 loss.

The Bulldogs had a total of 381 yards against the Eagles, who could not find momentum during the game. The Eagles had 167 yards total offense with three interceptions, with one being returned for a pick six.

Keyshaun Abston had three rushing touchdowns for the Bulldogs on carries of 30, 81 and 55 yards. Quarterback Kevin Howard added another 67-yard touchdown. The Bulldogs went two of two of point after kicks to lead 26-0 going into half time. Austin Kinsey had a 48-yard touchdown carry for the Bulldogs late in the third quarter. On Bulldogs defense, Cedrick Abrams came up with an 11-yard interception return for their final score.

Eagles head coach Bart Snyder said he was proud of his team’s effort this season after winning their final three games in the region to advance to the first round of playoffs.

The Eagles came off a 4-6 season record and made their number goal of reaching the 2A playoffs a reality.

“We are young, but that is no excuse because we have had good leadership out of our seniors,” Snyder said. “Regardless of what people say, it’s a heck of an honor and accomplishment to get here in the playoffs.”

Snyder said he knows the players commitment to program during the hard times and done a good job to advance to the state playoffs.

“They have battled through some things during the season they can carry throughout their lives,” Snyder said. “When we started out with losses but were able to battle through it to reach the playoffs. They earned it, regardless of what anybody says. I’m proud of them but I hate how it ended for these seniors.”