Eagles ready for scrimmage

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Goshen Eagles will conclude their 2016 spring football schedule on Wednesday when they take part in the Purple and Gold Scrimmage and King of Spring challenge at Eagles Stadium.

For the past two weeks the Eagles have been working hard to get better in advance of summer workouts and fall camp. The scrimmage gives the Eagles the opportunity to put it all together.

“It’s going to be exciting because we know what we are doing,” said Eagles head coach Bart Snyder. “We are working on ourselves and getting ourselves better for the fall camp. We have seen a lot of progress over the last couple of days.”

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The Eagles will mix up the roster into two teams for the Wednesday’s contest. The game will consist of about three quarters. Every aspect minus the kicking game will live.

At the conclusion of the game the Eagles will take part in a skills competition known as King of Spring. Players will be able to compete in throwing competitions, races and even weight lifting events to see who the strongest man on the team is.

“It will give them a different look to see what they have done during the spring to get better,” Snyder said. “We have shirts that the winners will get. It’s all for them to see the important things they have learned throughout the spring.”

The game and the skills competition are open to the public. Fans are encouraged to donate a $1 but admission to the game is free.

Overall the Eagles have made ample progress throughout the first two weeks. The team has worked on development and unity and Snyder feels like players are where they need to be

“We feel like we have gained a lot of that,” Snyder said. “The guys are pulling for one another and making sure everybody is where they need to be. It’s exciting to see.”