Aggies come to East Brewton Friday
Friday, Oct. 23 at B.C. Rain in week nine of the 2009 football season—that was the last time the W.S. Neal Eagle football team scored in a game.
Two weeks to that game, W.S. Neal was shutout in weeks seven and eight 52-0 by UMS-Wright and Jackson. In week 10, T.R. Miller shutout the Eagles 34-0.
To start the 2010 season, the Eagles have been outscored 82-0.
Things do not get any easier for the Eagles this week as that same Jackson team, last year’s state runner-up, rolls into town.
Eagle head coach Kevin Jordan said after watching film of the UMS-Wright game from Friday night, he said his team is still missing too many tackles.
“I thought our kids played hard,” Jordan said. “We were out-classed a little bit there, but we are still missing tackles. We improved from the Flomaton game, but we are still missing tackles. That is something that we are working on correcting obviously.”
Jordan said on offense, his team is just still not moving the ball.
“Again, we are looking at some different things there on offense to try and fix that problem,” Jordan said. “We will go from there.”
Jackson enters the game this week with a 2-0 record overall and 1-0 in region play after defeating first year football team Saraland last week 63-15.
“I think the first thing that you see with Jackson is that they are big and physical upfront,” Jordan said. “They are also fast at the skill positions. They are a good football team. Defensively they fly to the football.
“When I say fly, they fly. When they bring blitzes, they are running full speed when they hit those blitzes and their guys really run. So we will have to be prepared for that.”
Offensively for the Aggies, Jordan said they are diverse.
“They run the ball well, they pass the ball well,” Riggs said. “They have a smaller ‘scat’ back at running back who is pretty fast and their quarterback does a great job of distributing the football. Again, they are big and physical upfront.”
Jordan said his team would just keep working and do the best they can each and every Friday.
“We will just keep competing,” Jordan said. “We had a good day of practice on Monday and we will just have to keep working on ourselves and making ourselves better. We have to execute. If we do those things, we will get better. We got some guys that will get out of play on defense and that is something us coaches have to do to help coach that better. Also, we can’t miss as many tackles.
“We missed too many, but we missed 10 less than we did against Flomaton and had more guys around the football Friday night than we did the other day. I thought we ran to the ball better. We feel like we have settled down.”
Game time is set for 7 p.m. in East Brewton at W.S. Neal Stadium.