Eagles come home to take on the Indians
Published 3:00 am Friday, November 11, 2016
The Goshen Eagles could advance to the third round of the state playoffs for the first time since 1991 if they beat the Southern Choctaw Indians tonight.
The Eagles (8-3) defeated Verbena handily a week ago 48-25 while Southern Choctaw (9-1) is coming off a 40-26 win over Abbeville.
“It has been a good week of practice and honestly we don’t think about it,” said Eagles head coach Bart Snyder. “We come out and take it as another day and as an extension to our season.”
The Eagles offense got back on track last week after scoring 48 points.
“We feel like we had two weeks to where things didn’t go the way we felt like they should,” Snyder said. “We going through a slump, but our guys got through that. I hope we can continue to do that.”
The Indians’ only loss of the year came to Washington County 50-48. They averaged 32 points per game during the regular season.
“They like to run the ball,” Snyder said. “They want to grind it out and run the football. Their three running backs are extremely good. They have quarterback that is very sneaky. He doesn’t look like he can run, but he is a really good runner and a good passer.”
Their defense has allowed 15 points per game this season.
“They get after it,” Snyder said. “Their linebackers and defensive line are as good as anyone that we have faced. We are going to have to do our job to beat them.”
Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. this evening at Goshen Field.