Unblemished victory: Eagles shutout Geneva County 10-0

Published 6:24 pm Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Goshen Eagles concluded spring practice with a 10-0 win over Geneva County on Thursday afternoon on day two of the Troy Cable Spring Classic at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

After 10 days of practice, the Eagles capped off the spring with a strong performance.

“I am very proud,” said head coach Bart Snyder. “We are very inexperienced. We have some really good skill guys, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Coach Strickland and his group in Geneva do a great job, so it always makes things tough.

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“I’m extremely proud of the guys and extremely proud of the coaches. We have to grow and our seniors have to lead and I think we will be good.”

Senior Bryan Galloway, who will be starting at quarterback for the second consecutive season, scored the only touchdown for the Eagles and it came in the early stages of the second quarter. After starting their possession deep into their own territory, Galloway and the Eagles marched all the way down the field and scored on a six-yard touchdown run by the quarterback.

Galloway finished the game with three receptions for approximately 20 yards.

“He made some good reads,” Snyder said. “On that one play, the line made a great block and everything was executed perfectly. That (scoring) is going to happen when we do that.”

After turning the ball over with an interception, the Eagle defense got the ball back with an interception of their own. Tre Dix hauled in an interception and returned it 34 yards, giving the Eagles the ball inside the 10.

Nico Templis finished the drive with a 27-yard field goal, giving the Eagles a 10-0 lead with 4:04 remaining in the first half.

The Eagle defense forced two turnovers in the game, including a fumble late in the third quarter that gave the Eagles possession at midfield.

“Coach Mike (Wilcoxin) does a great job with the defense,” Snyder said. “Everybody played. We still are making mistakes and we still have to fix those, but the defense played good.”

Snyder and the Eagles set goals heading into the game. One main one was playing with discipline.

“We were very disciplined, except for one play,” Snyder said. “Two turnovers, we can’t have turnovers. Those are things that we have to fix. If we can do that I think we can play some good ball in the fall.”