Eagles travel to Samson

Published 6:17 pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Goshen Eagles put their 2-0 start on the line when they travel to take on Samson this Friday night.

The Eagles have started the season 2-0 for the third time in the last four seasons. They picked up their first region win last Friday night when they knocked off Zion Chapel.

“We started off pretty slow by not doing the things we expected out of ourselves,” said head coach Bart Snyder. “We decided it was time to play and our guys got real physical. We got our offense going in the second quarter.”

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The Eagles shut out the Rebels 48-0 last week after quarterback Bryan Galloway threw two touchdowns and ran for three more. He finished with 171 passing yards, part of Goshen’s 406 total yards on offense.

“They are just playing as a unit,” Snyder said. “Coach Quincy and Coach Brundidge are running that and working well together. They are getting (the players) to understand what we are expecting out of them. We still have a long way to go. It’s been two games and we are not content with where we are right now.”

The Eagles offense has averaged 34 points per game in the first two games, while their defense has allowed just seven points.

“Coach Mike and his staff have done a really good job,” Snyder said. “They have a great game plan. It executes really well. We are fast on both sides of the ball and that helps us out a lot.”

They will have their first region road test of the season on Friday night when they travel to Samson to take on the Tigers.

The Tigers have won their last two games after falling to Geneva County in the opener 54-37. They bounced back after the loss with a 14-10 win over Kinston and a 50-0 win over Calhoun.

“They have a very large offensive and defensive line,” Snyder said. “They probably outweigh us by 60 or 70 pounds. They have an extremely good quarterback and receivers and decent running backs. We are going to have to play mistake-free ball.”

The Eagles are 1-0 on the road this season. They finished last season 2-3 on the road.

The Eagles knocked off the Tigers 18-0 last season in Goshen.

The Eagles and Tigers will kick off beginning at 7 p.m. at Alva Hawk Stadium.