GHS falls to New Brockton

Published 3:00 am Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Goshen Eagles fell short of securing a home field advantage in playoffs when they lost to New Brockton 49-27 on Friday.

“Our guys played hard,” said Eagles head coach Bart Snyder. “We just didn’t execute offensively or defensively. At times we did, but against teams like New Brockton you have to do it all the time.”

The Gamecocks scored first on a 15-yard fun by Jahari Brown with 10:37 remaining in the first quarter. Taylor Nix scored on a three-yard run with 9:52 remaining, giving New Brockton a 14-0 lead.

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A 52-yard fumble return by Clay Kelley and a 26-yard run by Brown gave the Gamecocks two more touchdowns and a 28-0 lead at the half.

“We had our opportunities,” Snyder said. “We had the ball in the red zone four maybe five times and we should have scored touchdowns and we came away with nothing. You can’t do that against teams as good as New Brockton.”

The Gamecocks increased their lead to 35-0 late in the third quarter when Kelley scored on a 29-yard field goal with 4:26 remaining.

Goshen got on the board for the first time in the final minute of the quarter with a 6-yard run by Zack Alford.

The Gamecocks tacked on two more touchdowns to take a 49-7 lead with 11:52 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Alford scored his second touchdown of the game on a 62-yard pass from Brock Snyder.

The Eagles scored twice in the final 1:35 of the game, both on runs by Damion Passmore.

With the loss Goshen falls to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the region.

“They showed a lot of guts and didn’t quit,” Snyder said. “We did good and I was proud of our guys. We had some guys sick this week and we had injuries. Those guys stepped up.”

The Eagles travel to Brundidge next Friday to play Pike County. Kick off is 7 p.m.