Although football season is done, things have still been rolling for Eastside Eagles coach Troy Hoff. After finishing the 2016 campaign with a 7-4-1 mark after a narrow first round playoff loss to Spalding, Hoff has been busy helping his seniors get ready to finalize their recruiting processes, making plans for winter conditioning and getting special accolades from the Atlanta Falcons.
In a game where both Eastside and Salem both had tons to play for as far as postseason seeding goes, Eastside looked like the hungrier team from the beginning, and carried that hunger out for a full four quarters as the Eagles easily defeated Salem 49-14, setting up a Region 4-AAAA clash for second place next Friday against North Clayton.
Troy Hoff has spent 12 years with the Eastside High football program. During that time he's served as an assistant coach, and is now in his second season at the helm after taking over for Rick Hurst who brought the program to prominence.
A rough start for Eastside's ace pitcher Laura Beshears didn't get much easier, as the Eagles saw their season come to an end Wednesday night, thanks to a pair of losses to Oconee County in the second round of the Class AAAA state tournament.