Eagles lean on rushing attack in win over the Tigers
Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 3, 2016
The Goshen Eagles leaned on a strong rushing attack and an opportunistic defense to defeat the Calhoun Tigers 49-8 on Friday night.
Most of the fireworks for Goshen came from the team’s three big playmakers Damion Passmore, Zack Alford and DaQuan Foster.
Alford scored the first touchdown of the game for the Eagles on their opening drive, taking it 42 yards to the house. Alford finished the night with two touchdowns and over 100 yards rushing.
Passmore recovered the kickoff immediately following the first drive to give the ball back to the Eagles, and Foster ran it 48 yards in for a score.
Later in the half, Foster had a 45-yard touchdown reception from QB Brock Snyder. Snyder finished with two completions on three attempts for 50 yards and two touchdowns.
Calhoun’s first drive started with some miscues, but a 67-yard pass gave them the ball in Goshen’s redzone.
The very next play, however, Passmore scooped up a fumble and took it 87 yards the other way to put the Eagles up 20-0 in the first quarter.
And the rout was on.
When Passmore scored again in the second quarter with an electric 65 yard touchdown run, the Eagles took the lead 43-0.
Calhoun did manage to score a touchdown on the next drive with those three playmakers all noticeably on the sidelines for Goshen, but it was the Tigers’ only score of the night.
Head coach Bart Snyder said that his team will have to avoid complacency when they go on the road next week to face Luverne.
“We still have a lot of growing up to do,” Snyder said. “I’m proud of what we were able to do tonight, but we have some tough teams ahead of us. Our defense has to be more aggressive and physical than they were tonight. I think the guys will step up.”