No. 2 Thomasville comes to WSN

Published 4:00 am Wednesday, October 13, 2010

In the final home game of the 2010 season for W.S. Neal, the Eagles welcome undefeated and No. 2 Thomasville to East Brewton.

Thomasville comes into Friday’s game after defeating previously No. 8 UMS-Wright 49-14.

W.S. Neal comes into Friday’s game still looking for their first win after falling to B.C. Rain Friday night 40-20.

Eagle head coach Kevin Jordan said despite big rushing numbers on offense his team is still missing opportunities.

“We moved the ball well and rushed for 275 yards which is the most rushing yards we have had all year,” Jordan said. “I thought we played pretty well upfront on offense, but we had some missed opportunities to put some more points on the board. Offensively, we played well enough. On defense, we did not tackle well. Their quarterback was very elusive and broke a lot of tackles. Our kicking game was really bad. We didn’t play well in any aspect of that game. We had a few good returns, but our kickoff team was bad, we missed two extra points and did not cover well on a punt. Our coverage teams were bad and that is something we work on a good bit. We played hard for four quarters and our lack of depth showed late in the game.”

As for Thomasville this week, Jordan said the Tigers will be the best team his team has seen so far.

“We think they are they best team we have seen,” Jordan said. “They are very big and physical up front. They had four or five running backs that would probably start on most high school football teams. They have a good tight end, No. 82, Zachary Ross. He is listed at 6-5, 215 pounds. He runs well and catches the ball well.”

Jordan also praised the play of running back, No. 28, Tyler Hayes.

“He is 6-3, 218 pounds,” Jordan said. “He is a big, physical back. So, they are very good. Defensively, they absolutely fly to the ball and hit. When they get there and hit, they are man about it. So, their speed defensively will be good or better than anyone we have seen so far this season. I have been at W.S. Neal six years and they may be the best team we have seen in six years here. That is saying a lot considering the region we are in. They are good and it will be a big challenge for us.”

On offense for the Eagles, they will be without quarterback Dylan Godwin who was injured Friday night against B.C. Rain.

“Dylan won’t play,” Jordan said. “We will have him in non-contact drills later on but he will be out. Cam Blackman will start for us at quarterback and Ashton Elliott may see some action there as well for us as he has played the position before.”

Game time is set for 7 p.m. in East Brewton.

About Adam Robinson

My name is Adam Robinson and I have been the Sports Editor of the Brewton Standard since September 2007. I cover all the local sports in the Brewton area. I am a 2007 graduate of Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism with a contract in Sports Information. I married Shari Lynn in June of 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Hatlee, in April of 2010.

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