Eagles take on New Brockton

Published 3:00 am Friday, October 20, 2017

With a lot of help, the Goshen Eagles still have an outside shot to win a region championship; but to do that, they will need to get by rival New Brockton this evening.

With this being their final region game, the Eagles currently sit one game behind Elba at 4-1 in the region. The Tigers, however, have a challenge ahead of them this week when they go up against Luverne before closing out region play next week against Zion Chapel.

The Eagles hit the practice field focused this week on preparing for an opponent that has given them some trouble in recent years.

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“The guys have been working really hard,” said head coach Bart Snyder. “I am very pleased with the efforts that they have given. They have a goal set as far as what they want to do.”

The Eagles have lost to the Gamecocks in each of the last two seasons by an average of 24 points. This season, the Gamecocks have a 4-3 overall record and a 22- region record. The Gamecocks had their four-game winning streak snapped last week with a 34-12 loss to Luverne.

“They are very well-coached, so they are going to be fundamentally sound,” Snyder said. “Any time you can do that, it gives you a chance and a advantage. They have many different formations that they run. That gives you a lot that you have to work on throughout the week on the defensive side to be able to line yourself up correctly so you can have a chance to win.”

The Eagles and Gamecocks will kick off at 7 p.m. from Eagles Stadium.