Goshen Eagles rout Central on Homecoming

Published 3:00 am Sunday, October 9, 2016

submitted Photo/jonah enfinger The Goshen Eagles routed Central 70-26 on Friday night. A night in which the Eagles celebrated homecoming.

submitted Photo/jonah enfinger
The Goshen Eagles routed Central 70-26 on Friday night. A night in which the Eagles celebrated homecoming.

The Goshen Eagles defeated the Central Hayneville Lions 70-26 on Friday at the high school’s homecoming game.

Both teams started out slow in the first quarter, but the Eagles scored 22 points in under three minutes at the end of the quarter to take a 22-0 lead.

The scoring burst started when a Lions snap on a punt went out of the back of the end zone for a safety.

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The Eagles got the ball at the Lions 41 yard line on the next drive and running back Zack Alford took it to the house on the first play of the drive. Alford finished with 106 yards rushing and one touchdown in the game.

The Lions fumbled the ensuing kickoff and DaQuan Foster picked the ball up and ran it in for a 24-yard score. Foster recovered another fumble on the next Central Hayneville drive at the Lions 49-yard line.

Running back Damion Passmore had runs of 26 yards and 17 yards on the drive before capping it off with a 6-yard touchdown run. Passmore finished the game with 126 yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground.

On the next drive, quarterback Brock Snyder led the Eagles to a 42-yard touchdown drive, scoring on a 19-yard pass to Iyan Hinkle. Snyder completed 6 of his 15 attempts for 112 yards and two touchdowns. Iyan Hinkle finished with three receptions for 41 yards and three touchdowns.

Shortly after the score, a man in the stands for Goshen appeared to faint and the game was paused as paramedics lifted the man onto a stretcher and took him away in an ambulance.

Head Coach Brock Snyder said that his thoughts and prayers are with the man’s family.

“It’s sad when one of our great fans gets sick like that,” Snyder said. “His family is in our thoughts and prayers.”

After the pause in play, Central Hayneville began battling back. starting with an 83 yard touchdown run. The Lions finished with 133 yards rushing and two rushing touchdowns.

The Lions also had a touchdown pass and a kickoff return for a touchdown.

Damion Passmore and DaQuan Foster had kick returns of 63 yards and 81 yards respectively in the third quarter to set the Eagles offense with short touchdown drives.

Despite the wide margin of victory, Snyder said that his team needs to be more focused next week against New Brockton if they want to be successful.

“We’ve got to play ball and be sound against New Brockton,” Snyder said. “At times we looked good and at other times we didn’t. We’ve become a little relaxed and complacent. We should’ve played better.

“But I’m proud of our guys and these seniors coming out here and winning on their homecoming. That’s a great thing for them.”

Goshen is back on the road next week to take on the New Brockton Gamecocks.