Eagles hope to rebound from tough loss against New Brockton

Published 10:54 am Friday, September 28, 2018

It’s been a soggy week of practice for teams throughout the Pike County area and the Goshen Eagles are no exception. Despite the poor weather, the Eagles feel like they are ready to take on Georgiana this evening at Eagles Stadium.

“It’s been wet, very wet,” said head coach Bart Snyder. “If you had a bar of soap you could wash yourself right now.

The Eagles (2-2, 2-1) are trying to shake off a tough loss to region foe New Brockton last week.

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“The attitude has been much better,” Snyder said. “We had a little too much confidence going into that ball game. It led to some miscommunications and missed assignments. As coaches, we have come together and have come up with a plan. We have a very good opponent in Georgiana this week and our guys have worked really hard.”

The Eagles found themselves down by two touchdowns twice in their game last week. They came back once and nearly did a second time before time ran out.

“They had heart and determination to fight through a game where we struggled,” Snyder said. “Its huge. I can’t tell you how much we respect our guys for that. We put points on the board to make it 28-21 and we had opportunities there at the end. They tried to run the clock out. Some people may have given up, but our guys fought through it.”

The Eagles had a late opportunity to tie the game when they came up with a fumble near their own goal line.

“I am proud of guys for that,” Snyder said. “I am proud of how they responded this week.”

Quarterback Bryant Galloway completed 11 of his 21 passes in the game for a total of 141 yards and had two touchdowns and was voted as the Troy Messenger Player of the Week.

This week, the Eagles go outside of their region and classification when they host the 1A Georgiana Panthers.

The Panthers are currently 4-1 and sit on top with a 3-0 record.

“They’re a very good ball team,” Snyder said. “Coach Ezell Powell, a graduate of down there, has put together a great game plan, staff and program down there. That’s why they are on the schedule, to give us what we need to try and get ready for if and when we make the playoffs.”

The Panthers are coming off a 32-15 win over Brantley last week and are averaging 36 points per game.

“They’re strong,” Snyder said. “They are a great ball team and are well-coached.”