Eagles to face Cleburne

Published 4:22 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2007

By By Adam Robinson – sports editor
The phrase “there's no place like home” has never meant as much to the W.S. Neal Eagles than it will this week. This week the Eagles will make a four-hour-plus trip from East Brewton to Heflin, to face the Cleburne County Tigers.
Cleburne County (8-1) is the region three No. 2 seed in the playoffs and is coming off a bye in week 10.
W.S. Neal (6-4) is coming off a 49-0 homecoming win against Calhoun.
This week looks to not be as easy as a game for the Blue Eagles as the Tigers from Cleburne County bring a No. 10 ranking into the first round of the playoffs against the Eagles.
Along with the long traveling that the Eagles will endure, Cleburne County is coming off a bye week in which the Tigers have had some extra time off for rest and studying against the Eagles.
As for the traveling distance, Hathcock worries about the effect that will have on his team.
Cleburne County has scored 231 points on the season for an average of 25.6 points a game and has given up 134 for an average of 14.7 points.
W.S. Neal has scored 252 points this season for an average of 25.2 points and has given up 177 points for an average of 17.7 points a game.
As for the W.S. Neal Blue Eagles, some people that have been bothered by injury should be back and ready to try and play this week.
Game time for W.S. Neal and Cleburne County is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Heflin Friday night.