Golden Eagles vs Bishop Miege Preview

    The Golden Eagles are going to be traveling to Roeland Park, Kansas to take on the six-time state champion Bishop Miege Stags


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Golden Eagle starting Quarter Back, Aiden Niedens, taking a breather between an offensive series

Adrian Holguin, Sports Editor

So Far:

Bishop Miege:

Bishop Miege is four games into its adversity-filled 2020 season, currently standing at 2-2. The Stags began their season at 0-2, falling in their first two games to a pair of great and stout opponents, those two being St. Thomas Aquinas and the 4-3 Rockhurst Hawklets. Bishop Miege fell to each of these opponents by a combined score of 90-64. What is interesting and revealing about this stat is not the two losses to start the Stags’ season, but the close scores that came at the end of the two games.

Then, immediately following the difficult losses to start the team’s season, they went on an impressive two-game run that saw their point differential boost up to 79-42 in the team’s two victories. These two wins came against the St.  James Thunder and Wamego Red Rangers, who are each having a rough start to their season with both teams heading into their next game with losing records.

Golden Eagles:

The Golden Eagles have had somewhat of a similar start to their season with the team’s record currently standing at 3-2 heading into their sixth game of the season. An obvious bright spot for the Golden Eagles so far this season is the fact that they are definitely winning the games that they are supposed to win. Despite the two losses that the team has suffered, I believe that due to the level of talent that the two teams possess, it will prove to make the team better and stronger as they continue to progress throughout the season. This is one of the advantages of the team’s highly regarded and difficult schedule.

In addition to the two close losses, the team has also had a handful of close wins, specifically the game against the impressive Kapaun squad. Despite the success that the Golden Eagles have had against the Kapaun Crusaders, the Crusaders were able to keep the game close and present a very competitive challenge for the Golden Eagles. But despite this being a very close game throughout, the Golden Eagles were able to come up with a huge game changing play from their young, but impressive defense, led by the team’s star senior safety Cade Gatchet. This game is a specific example of the seemingly constant close games and challenges that the Golden Eagles have, and will probably continue to have as the season continues to progress. The way that the Golden Eagle Defense was able to step up and seal the game for the entire team is going to be, in my opinion, an example of just one of the events that will test the fortitude of this great team throughout the course of the regular season. Every championship team has a story that they tell throughout the course of their season and it is going to be these types of events that we will all be looking back on as key events in the Golden Eagles eventual rise to the top this season.


This will without a doubt be a close competitive game throughout. The Golden Eagles will need to find and form ways to gain an edge as the game progresses. Bishop Miege is coming into this game with a lot of momentum and the Golden Eagles come into this game looking to bounce back in a big way after a difficult loss to Lawrence just two short weeks ago. The Golden Eagles will likely need a handful of late game heroics from key players on offense and defense to seal the game for them late. If the team is able to successfully come up with these aforementioned plays, the Golden Eagles will be able to fly out of Kansas City with their fourth win of the season. The Golden Eagles are battle tested and have consistently been able to show that they can play against any team, on any given week. It’s this fortitude and desire to win that will be key in the team coming out on top on Friday. I have the Golden Eagles coming out on top with a score of 38-35 against the Bishop Miege Stags tonight in KC.