WSN takes on B.C. Rain in home finale

Published 1:15 pm Wednesday, October 22, 2008

By By Adam Robinson – Sports Editor
With week nine for the W.S. Neal Eagles come two things: The last chance to pick up a region win and the last time the W.S. Neal team and the seniors will have a home game at W.S. Neal Stadium.
W.S. Neal remained winless in the region last Friday night with a 42-12 loss to the Jackson Aggies in Jackson. The Eagle fell to 2-6 overall in the season.
W.S. Neal Eagle head football coach Blaine Hathcock said that is was the lack of points that the Eagles could score versus a good Jackson team was the difference in the game.
This week, W.S. Neal will take on 3-5 overall and 3-3 in region play B.C. Rain. Rain is coming off a 43-15 loss to UMS-Wright last week, but has shown some good things this season. Hathcock says that the Red Raiders of B.C. Rain have similar characteristics of the Hillcrest Jaguars. Hillcrest beat W.S. Neal 55-18 in week six.
On the defensive side of the ball, Hathcock said Rain is very fast to the ball.
While B.C. Rain did surprise some people with a 28-26 win over Jackson, Rain is still fighting for a playoff spot. If Clarke County wins, they get the No. 4 spot but if B.C. Rain wins and Clarke County loses, Rain gets the No. 4 slot.
While his team is not in the playoff picture, a region win in the last region game of the season and a win at home in the last home game would be good for the Eagles, Hathcock said.
Not only would it be good for the team, but also for his seniors.
W.S. Neal and B.C. Rain have only played three times all-time.
The last game between the two teams was 36 years ago when W.S. Neal fell 21-14 to B.C. Rain.
Game time on Friday is set for 7 p.m. at W.S. Neal Stadium in East Brewton.