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August 29, 2013

PREP FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Goshen moves on

Opening loss in the past as Central comes to town

GOSHEN — Last week’s opening of the 2013 Michiana prep football season didn’t exactly go as scripted for Mike Cheviron’s Goshen High School football team.

The Redskins (0-1) struggled last week on the road at Carroll, falling to the Chargers, 55-0.

Cheviron said that after a blowout loss like that, there’s not much to do besides put it in the rear view mirror and move on.

Especially after Week 1, where there are at least nine more games left to play.

Cheviron said he spoke to his seniors Saturday morning and told them to convey the message to the younger players that it was time to move on and get ready for the next game.

That would be Goshen’s home opener Friday against Elkhart Central. The Blue Blazers defeated Memorial last week, 13-0 in the annual Mangy Lion game at Rice Field.

After missing several key early scoring opportunities against Carroll last week, Cheviron said it’s critical for his team to get on the scoreboard early this week.

“That will give us some confidence,” Cheviron said.

The Blazers (1-0) are led by quarterback Vinny Schnell. They amassed 216 yards of total offense last week against Memorial. Schnell was 9-of-17 for 72 yards with a pair of interceptions. Central got 95 yards rushing on 16 carries from Joe Phillips, and also got a scoring run from Schnell.

Cheviron said the Redskins need to cut down their mistakes this week. Chief among those mistakes last week were a pair of blocked punts and two interceptions.

Looking at film of Central, Cheviron said he and his staff see some areas Goshen can exploit.

“They’re kind of up and down defensively,” Cheviron said. “Sometimes they look good; other times, not so good.”

Goshen junior quarterback Derek DeMeyer was 8-of-25 for 80 yards with two interceptions against Carroll. Cheviron said DeMeyer played well in spots and would have had better numbers but for at least five dropped passes.

Goshen offensive lineman George Palos said he and his teammates know what they have to do in order to be successful against Central this week.

“We need to finish plays,” Palos said. Palos added that he and his teammates feel good about this week’s game.

“The scout team has been giving us a good look at Central,” Palos said.  

Last season, the Blazers defeated the Redskins, 27-10 at Rice Field.

Kickoff this Friday night at Foreman Field is slated for 7:30 p.m. Radio coverage will be available on elkhartcountysports.com.

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