Neal clinches No. 3 spot

Published 3:35 pm Wednesday, October 31, 2007

By By Adam Robinson – Sports editor
W.S. Neal High School and the town of East Brewton will be a happening area this week as the Blue Eagles are coming off a 14-8 overtime win over archrival T.R. Miller. The win gave the Eagles their second win in a row over the Tigers, and earned them a No. 3 seed in the state playoffs.
Not only will the Blue Eagles be celebrating the big win, but this week is also homecoming at the school, as Neal will be taking on Calhoun.
One person that may not be doing a lot of celebrating is W.S. Neal coach Blaine Hathcock. Hathcock saw some things on film that caught his eye, and as always on homecoming week, is leery of the many distractions that come after the emotional win and things in the week.
The Blue Eagles are coming off their second straight win over T.R. Miller in the annual Battle of Murder Creek. With the win and a Hillcrest defeat of Jackson, W.S. Neal moved into the third playoff spot and will travel to Heflin, Alabama in two weeks to start the playoffs.
W.S. Neal (5-4 overall, 4-3 class 4A region 1) will take on Calhoun (2-7 overall, 2-5 class 3A region 1) this week.
Calhoun is coming off a 50-14 loss to Sumter County. Calhoun is averaging 16.3 points a game while giving up 41.7 points.
W.S. Neal comes into the game having scored 203 points for a 22.5 average and is giving up 177 points on the season for an average of 19.6 points.
Speaking about his team, Hathcock still mentions his offense.
W.S. Neal will take to the field this Friday at 7 p.m. to conclude homecoming activities.