TRM’s opponent in first round possibly setPublished 4:05pm Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Good afternoon Brewton area sports fans. I hope all is well for you today. Are you ready for the big game Friday night—the annual Battle of Murder Creek? I am and it should be a good one.
As our two local teams prepare for battle against each other this Friday night in the final region game of the season, the playoff pictures are starting to get clearer as we near the end of the regular season next week.
T.R. Miller has already clinched the region championship and No. 1 spot for the playoffs for region 1 in class 3A. W.S. Neal needs a win Friday to get in the playoffs.
So while only T.R. Miller is a definite, lets look at their playoff picture.
This year, region 1 meets up with region 2 in the first round. As the No. 1 seed, T.R. Miller will get region 2′s No. 4 seed. As of right now that is Abbeville and Slocomb, but Slocomb has the head-to-head over Abbeville. So as of right now, it looks like Slocomb will be coming to Brewton for a round one visit with the Tigers of Brewton.
With a win in round one for T.R. Miller, the Tigers would either get Gordo or Midfield. Those two matchups are set for round one with Gordo being the region 3 No. 2 seed and Midfield taking the No. 3 seed from region 4.
T.R. Miller would host Gordo but would have to travel to Midfield.
T.R. Miller has lost three straight times in the second round of the playoffs and has not made it passed the second round in five of their last six trips.
The last trip past the second round for the Tigers was in 2008 when they lost at home in the semifinals to eventual state champion Cordova.
Below, I have attached some links to several items. Included are links to the playoff brackets, the region standings as of today, Abbeville’s season results, Slocomb’s results, Gordo’s results, Midfield’s results and T.R. Miller playoff results from past years.
I hope all of you have a great day and a great rest of the week. Come out and support your favorite Eagle or Tiger Friday night in the Battle of Murder Creek. It should be a really good game.
But we would like to remind everyone that, while the game is important to football records and community pride, in the end, it is just a football game.
When it’s over, we all will still work together, play together, attend church together.
Brewton and East Brewton may be rivals on the football field, but most of us recognize that we are one community, separated by a creek.
The rivalry between our two high schools should be just that — a friendly rivalry.
Until we meet again here or out in the world of sports, God bless.