TRM football to travel to Southside-Selma Friday

Published 10:28am Thursday, October 11, 2012

With two regular season road games left in the 2012 season for T.R. Miller, the Tigers will make their first of two straight this Friday when they head to Dallas County to take on the Southside-Selma Panthers.
The No. 2-ranked Tigers of T.R. Miller come into the game with a 6-0 record overall and a 4-0 record in region play after cruising to a 55-3 homecoming win over Cottage Hill Friday at home.
Tiger head coach Jamie Riggs said Friday’s homecoming win was a good win that saw a lot of young Tigers getting into the game.
“I guess when you win homecoming and get to play a lot of people and get out of there without getting anyone injured, I think it was a good win,” Riggs said. “We had a great week of practice so I think it was a pretty successful homecoming. We were pleased with a lot of things and accomplished a lot of things.
“Hopefully we were able to get better at a few things.”
Southside-Selma is currently 1-5 overall and 1-3 in region play after losing to Opp Friday night 39-6.
The Tigers and Selma last played in 2007 with T.R. Miller winning 28-6. T.R. Miller owns a 3-0 overall record Selma with a 35-14 win in 2006 and a 29-20 win in 1979.
“The first thing that jumps out about Selma is they have some real quality defensive players,” Riggs said. “Their defensive linemen are excellent and they have one really good linebacker. They have the ability to limit a lot of people’s running games. They do a really good job of that.”
While Riggs noted some good things about Selma, he says Southside has some problems also.
“Their problems have been turning the ball over and some kicking game issues,” Riggs said. “If they eliminate some of those things, it is a different deal. So we know going in we are going to have some difficulty with their defensive line. I think that one of the keys to the game is to get those guys blocked and to be able to run and throw the ball some.
“I think we need to be really good in the kicking game and see if we can take advantage of some of the field position.”
Game time is set for 7 p.m. in Selma.

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