Road Rage: Eagles remain undefeated with win over Georgiana

Published 11:10 pm Friday, September 27, 2019

GEORGIANA – Goshen High built a 36-0 halftime lead, aided by a swarming Eagles’ defense, en route to a 55-8 win over Georgiana High School Friday night in Georgiana.

Goshen, improving to 5-0 on the season, made big defensive plays to put points on the board in the first and second half in the non-region contest.

The win was an opportunity for Goshen to work on all phases of the game before they visit Luverne next Friday in a key Class 2A, Region 3 matchup.

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Goshen Head Coach Bart Snyder was appreciative of his coaching staff conducting practices in preparation for Friday’s game, as he was with his wife Stephanie Snyder as she had surgery this week.

“First of all I want to thank my coaches and assistant coaches for stepping up this week,” said Coach Snyder. “It has been a rather unusual week for myself with me having to be out, and these coaches stepped up and the players stepped up and I greatly appreciate that. The results of the work is what you saw on this field. We had to execute and we cannot allow ourselves to go back down. However, we did have a lot of great plays on offense and defense tonight. We had two, maybe three touchdowns on defense tonight, and that speaks highly of the potential we have.

“However, we have to continue that work. We take one game at a time. We are going to enjoy this victory right here, but hopefully our guys will get a little bit more focused on what goes on next week, and just play our football. Regardless of what goes on, we have got to be smart and play Goshen football. If we do that we are capable of playing with anybody.”

Goshen took a 6-0 lead early in the game when RaQuan Martin ran the ball in for a 10-yard carry, and the extra point attempt was no good.

The Eagles went up 12-0 when they had to punt on their next possession, and Goshen’s Makel Avery recovered a loose ball when the Georgiana punt returner fumbled, and Avery raced 39 yards for the touchdown.

Goshen quarterback Bryan Galloway put the Eagles up 20-0 in the first quarter on a 59-yard TD pass to Martin. Galloway then found Martin open in the end zone for a two-point conversion for the 20-0 lead.

Galloway completed a pass and touchdown to Dakarai Pelton in the second quarter from 6-yards out, and Galloway ran the ball in for the two-point conversion and Goshen led 28-0 in the second quarter.

Goshen built a 36-0 lead before the half as Tamarcus Shipmon ran the ball in from 1-yard out, and Shipmon also ran the ball in for the two-point conversion for the 36-0 halftime advantage.

In the third quarter Goshen went ahead 43-0 when Goshen punted, a Georgiana return man muffed the catch, and Goshen defender Blake Saupe recovered in the end zone for another Eagle defensive touchdown. Justin Macias added the extra point attempt for the 43-0 lead.

Georgiana scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 43-8, but Goshen responded with a quick touchdown on their next series when a Goshen runner fumbled and Goshen’s Pelton recovered and ran the ball 39 yards for a touchdown and a 49-8 lead.

The Eagles scored their final touchdown late in the fourth quarter when Harris ran in from 11-yards out for the TD, and the 55-8 final score.

Galloway completed 5-of-9 passes on the night for 124 yards and two touchdowns.

Shipmon rushed for 56 yards while Galloway ran for 50.

Goshen is at Luverne next Friday night.