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Schedules set for 2004 Region 1 football season

By Staff
With the start of the high school football season just over a month away, the new realigned Class 3A Region 1 football schedules have been set.
Gone from last year's Region 1 are Hayneville Central, Clarke County, Elba and Calhoun. Newcomers Abbeville, Dale County, Headland and Slocomb join carryovers W.S. Neal, T.R. Miller, Pike County and Straughn.
Here are the tentative schedules for those schools.
Abbeville
Aug. 27 Barbour County Home
Sept. 3 Dale County Away*
Sept. 10 Straughn Away*
Sept. 17 T.R. Miller Away*
Sept. 24 Houston County Home
Oct. 1 Pike County Away*
Oct. 8 W.S. Neal Home*
Oct. 15 Slocomb Away*
Oct. 22 Headland Home*
Oct. 29 Wicksburg Away
Dale County
Aug. 27 Geneva Home
Sept. 3 Abbeville Home*
Sept. 10 T.R. Miller Away*
Sept. 17 Straughn Home*
Sept. 24 Rehobeth Home
Oct. 1 W.S. Neal Away*
Oct. 8 Pike County Home*
Oct. 15 Headland Away*
Oct. 22 Slocomb Away*
Oct. 29 Carroll Away
Headland
Aug. 27 Miller County (Ga.) Home
Sept. 3 Slocomb Home*
Sept. 10 Pike County Home*
Sept. 17 W.S. Neal Away*
Sept. 24 Ashford Away
Oct. 1 Straughn Home*
Oct. 8 T.R. Miller Away*
Oct. 15 Dale County Home*
Oct. 22 Abbeville Away*
Oct. 28 Houston County Away
T.R. Miller
Aug. 27 Escambia County Away
Sept. 3 Straughn Away*
Sept. 10 Dale County Home*
Sept. 17 Abbeville Home*
Sept. 24 Andalusia Home
Oct. 1 Slocomb Away*
Oct. 8 Headland Home*
Oct. 15 Pike County Away*
Oct. 22 W.S. Neal Home*
Oct. 29 Jay (Fla.) Home
W.S. Neal
Sept. 3 Pike County Away*
Sept. 10 Slocomb Away*
Sept. 17 Headland Home*
Sept. 24 Trinity Presbyterian Home
Oct. 1 Dale County Home*
Oct. 8 Abbeville Away*
Oct. 15 Straughn Home*
Oct. 22 T.R. Miller Away*
Oct. 29 Southern Choctaw Away
Pike County
Aug. 27 B.T. Washington Home
Sept. 3 W.S. Neal Home*
Sept. 10 Headland Away*
Sept. 17 Slocomb Home*
Sept. 24 Bullock County Home
Oct. 1 Abbeville Home*
Oct. 8 Dale County Away*
Oct. 15 T.R. Miller Home*
Oct. 22 Straughn Away*
Oct. 29 Elba Home
Slocomb
Aug. 27 Geneva County Away
Sept. 3 Headland Away*
Sept. 10 W.S. Neal Home*
Sept. 17 Pike County Away*
Sept. 24 Houston Academy Home
Oct. 1 T.R. Miller Home*
Oct. 8 Straughn Away*
Oct. 15 Abbeville Home*
Oct. 22 Dale County Home*
Oct. 28 Rehobeth Away
Straughn
Aug. 26 Andalusia Away
Sept. 3 T.R. Miller Home*
Sept. 10 Abbeville Home*
Sept. 17 Dale County Away*
Sept. 24 Opp Away
Oct. 1 Headland Away*
Oct. 8 Slocomb Home*
Oct. 15 W.S. Neal Away*
Oct. 22 Pike County Home*
Oct. 29 Geneva Home
* Region game
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Cory Middleton, the Jefferson Davis Community College baseball recruit who was drafted and signed with the Detroit Tigers, has gotten off to a quick start with the GCL Tigers (based in Lakeland, Florida) in Rookie League ball.
Middleton leads GCL with a .368 batting average (21-for-57). Nearly half of those 21 hits have gone for extra bases, as Middleton has hit four doubles, a triple and three homers to go along with eight RBIs.
Middleton, a shortstop from Escambia (Fla.) High School, was taken in the 10th round with the 283rd overall pick by Detroit in last month's amateur draft.
Another area drafted player came to terms last week when Andalusia High School pitcher Tyler Wilson agreed to terms with the Atlanta Braves. Wilson had been drafted in the 21st round with the 641st overall pick.
Wilson, a lefthanded pitcher who was clocked as high as 94 miles per hour at a Braves workout, had originally signed to play at L.B. Wallace College in Andalusia.
Wilson has some Brewton connections, as grandparents James and Betty Wilson reside here.
T.R. Miller High School and Brewton American Legion Post 79 players Jordan Ball and Jacob Salter recently participated in the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association Underclassmen Showcase held at Birmingham Southern.
Salter and Ball will both be seniors at TRM next season.
A Blue Eagle Softball Tournament will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at O'Bannon Park.
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Three place trophies will be awarded and the first place team will also receive t-shirts.
Entry fee is $125 per team.
For more information, contact Lamar Hodge at 867-6459 (home) or 867-1454 (cell), or Robbie Crenshaw at 966-3320 (home) or 895-1946 (cell).
Brewton Youth Football will be holding registration from July 26 until August 2 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at O'Bannon Park.
The league is for children ages five to 12. Registration is $22 per child. First day of practice will be August 2. The start of the season is August 21. Brewton will be hosting one of the jamboree sites.