Goshen travels to Horseshoe Bend for regular season finale

The Goshen Eagles (5-4, 2-4) close out the 2022 regular season this Friday night with a road matchup against the Horseshoe Bend Generals (3-5, 1-5).

Goshen is currently on a two-game losing streak and will look to end the regular season on a high note by snapping that streak. Horseshoe Bend picked up its only region win of the season against Barbour County last week by a score of 57-8. Before that, Horseshoe Bend dropped two straight region games to Reeltown and LaFayette. Goshen defeated LaFayette 60-28 back on Sept. 16.

Goshen senior running back Jamari McClure eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark rushing last week as he’s totaled 1,106 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground this season. McClure also has 10 catches for 223 yards and six touchdowns receiving. McClure has 1,568 all-purpose yards and 20 total touchdowns.

Szemerick Andrews (13) needs just over 200 yards rushing surpass 1,000 yards on the season. (Photo by April Brown/ABC Photography)

Sophomore Szemerick Andrews is also nearing 1,000 yards on the ground this season as he comes into the final game of the season with 791 yard and nine touchdowns rushing. Andrews also leads the Goshen defense with 49 tackles, six tackles-for-loss, two sacks and one interception return for a touchdown.

Tyler McLendon enters the season finale with 16 catches for 496 yards and six touchdowns on offense. Andrew Galloway has tallied 46 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss, one sack and three interceptions on defense. Galloway returned two of those interceptions for touchdowns and also has two receiving touchdowns and a rushing touchdown on offense this season. Additionally, Leon Cowart has totaled 39 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on defense.

This matchup is just the fourth time ever that Goshen and Horseshoe Bend have met in football and the first time since 2007. The Eagles hold a 2-1 all-time record over Horseshoe Bend, winning the past two consecutive games in 2006 and 2007. The first time the two schools met was in the second round of the Class 2A State Playoffs in 2001, a 35-20 Horseshoe Bend win. This will mark just the third regular season game between the two schools.

Goshen and Horseshoe Bend kickoff at 7 p.m. on Friday night at Battle Stadium in New Site. New Site is located in Tallapoosa County, about 115 miles northeast of Goshen.