Eagles start early preparations

Published 6:19 pm Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Goshen Eagle football team has begun early preparations for what they hope is another successful season and a return trip to the playoffs.

The Eagles finished last season with a 4-7 record and advanced to the postseason for the 11th consecutive year.

Although they are limited right now in what they can do on the field, head coach Bart Snyder and the Eagles are beginning what they hope is another run to the postseason.

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“We are able to do some conditioning and run some routes, stuff the AHSAA allows us to do at this time,” Snyder said. “It’s not a practice time yet. When this week ends, it will just be workouts and conditioning.”

Official practice will begin on August 5.

Before then, Snyder and the Eagles will use the time to get familiar with each other again.

“It’s good because it gives our kids time to get acclimated to the heat and the routine of the school year,” Snyder said. “It’s a step-by-step way that we can acclimate them to what they can expect when we start school again in two weeks.”

It also gives the Eagles an idea of how many players will be in camp once practice officially begins early next month.

“We draw from such a broad area,” Snyder said. “There is nobody in the city limits of Goshen that plays. Getting them here is a big thing. We have good attendance, but we still lack some.”

The Eagles will officially begin the season on August 30 when they travel to take on Ariton.