Brewton Middle School rolls past Neal 29-0
By By BRUCE HIXON Sports Editor
Sometimes the final score does not always tell the whole story, but Brewton Middle School's 29-0 victory over visiting W.S. Neal Thursday said plenty.
The Tigers controlled both sides of the ball the entire night, as they improved their season record to 2-1.
"A big key for us was the play of our offensive and defensive lines. Our offensive line opened up some holes for our backs to get through and gave our quarterback some time to throw. Our defensive line didn't give them much room to get anything going," Brewton Miller coach Rob Atkinson said.
The Tigers built a 22-0 halftime lead en route to their victory. Running back Lewis Ray Nelson provided the first two of those scores, as he had a 22-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a six-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second quarter. Nelson also provided a pair of extra points, the first on a kick and the second on a two-point run.
Brewton struck again with 1:57 left in the first half when quarterback Jordan Knight ran one in from five yards out. Nelson added a PAT kick.
The halftime margin came within an eyelash of being worse. After a quick defensive stop, the Tigers threatened again. On the final play of the first half, Knight completed a 23-yard pass to Drew Lambert, who was tackled just short of the goal line.
W.S. Neal's lone scoring threat came on the opening series of the third quarter. Blue Eagles' fullback Jake Smith was momentarily stopped just short of midfield
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