TRM B team defeats WSN, 22-14

Published 10:34 am Wednesday, October 1, 2008

By By Adam Robinson – Sports Editor
The T.R. Miller Tiger B team improved their record to 4-0 on the season Monday night with a 22-14 win over rival W.S. Neal in East Brewton.
The Tigers scored the game-winning touchdown with 7:54 left in the game and held off a late Eagle rally to hold on for the win.
Jaren Jackson rushed for 53 yards and a touchdown. Telvin Spears added 40 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers.
Malik Steen had a 70-yard touchdown for the Eagles and Dodson Herrington had a 4-yard touchdown to Tyrone Deas for the Eagles in the loss.
T.J. Taylor added 111 yards rushing on 14 carries for the Eagles. The Eagles totaled 240 total yards on the night to the Tigers 204. T.R. Miller had 152 yards rushing and 52 passing as W.S. Neal had 199 rushing and 41 passing.
Herrington was 5-for-9 on the night and Conner Denton was 3-for-5 passing.
The Tigers got on the board first with 5:12 left in the first quarter when Spears scored from a yard out after the Tigers took over after an Eagle punt. Jackson added the two-point conversion to give the Tigers an 8-0 lead.
After the Tiger score, the Eagles took over on their own 30-yard line and drove to the Tiger's 30-yard line before fumbling the ball away.
After the fumble, the Tigers used seven plays and took advantage of a “roughing the passer” call on the Eagles to go up 14-0 with 7:13 left in the half.
Malik Steen then put the Eagles on the board with 6:01 left in the half after a 70-yard rushing touchdown. A Herrington-to T.J. Taylor two-point conversion cut the lead to 14-8, T.R. Miller.
In the third quarter, W.S. Neal tied things up at 14-14 with 4:43 left in the quarter after a 4-yard touchdown from Herrington to Deas.
T.R. Miller then took over and drove to the Eagle 3-yard line. One play into the fourth quarter the Tigers claimed a 22-14 lead after a Jackson touchdown and a Denton-to-Horatio Matthews two-point conversion.
W.S. Neal threatened to tie the game up, but a block-in-the-back penalty negated a 14-yard run from Steen to the Tigers' 2-yard line.
After the penalty, the Eagles failed to score as T.R. Miller won 22-14.

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