Eddies qualify for postseason with win over Plainwell
PLAINWELL — Visiting Edwardsburg had no trouble tuning up for its showdown with Three Rivers this Friday night as the Eddies rolled past host Plainwell 58-6.
Edwardsburg and the Wildcats will square off for the Wolverine Conference championship at Leo Hoffman Field Friday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
The win over the third-place Trojans also earned the Eddies an automatic qualifying berth in the Michigan High School Athletic Association state playoffs as they improved to 6-0.
Three Rivers (6-0) also earned a playoff berth with its 55-7 victory over the Rams.
Edwardsburg scored a pair of first quarter touchdowns and never looked back in building up a 38-0 halftime advantage.
Caden Goggins rumpled in from 49-yards out for the first touchdown, while Isaiah Miller scored on a three-yard run.
In the second quarter, Tre Harvey, Mitchell and Goggins all scored on touchdown runs.
Harvey scored from 10-yards out, Mitchell from three-yards out and Goggins on a one-yard run.
Goggins returned the second half opening kickoff 56 yards for his third touchdown of the night.
Mac Gaideski and Cayden Calhoun concluded the scoring with a touchdown run and a 50-yard interception return respectively.
The Eddies finished the night with 441 yards of total offense, including 345 yards on the ground, led by Goggins with 111 yards on seven carries.
Chase Sager added 92 yards, while Mitchell finished with 42 yards.
Harvey was 3-for-3 for 98 yards. Goggins caught two of those passes for 57 yards.
Defensively, the Eddies limited Plainwell to 114 yards of total offense.
Conner Nelson led the team with seven tackles. Gaideski and Cameron Thompson both had six tackles.
EDWARDSBURG 58, PLAINWELL 6
Edwardsburg 14 24 20 0 – 58
Plainwell 0 0 0 6 – 6
E – Caden Goggins 49 run (conversion failed)
E – Isaiah Mitchell 3 run (conversion good)
E – Tre Harvey 10 run (conversion good)
E – Mitchell 3 run (conversion good)
E – Goggins 1 run (conversion good)
E – Goggins 56 interception return (Dylan Morley kick)
E – Mac Gaideski (Morley kick)
E – Cayden Calhoun 50 kick return (kick failed)
Varsity records: Edwardsburg 6-0, Plainwell 4-2