Catholic comes for homecoming
Week nine of the AHSAA football season for T.R. Miller this Friday night brings the 3-5 overall and 2-4 in region play Montgomery Catholic Knights.
Montgomery Catholic lost Friday night to Bayside Academy 43-19 while T.R. Miller comes into their homecoming game with a 5-3 overall record and 4-2 in region play after losing to Trinity 34-27 this past Friday night.
T.R. Miller Tiger head coach Jamie Riggs said that despite the loss Friday night in Montgomery, it was another good game.
“We didn’t make enough plays on defense, for the most part, to get the job done,” Riggs said. “We made them punt once and kick two field goals, but we need to do a few more things better and defend what we do a little bit better. Offensively, we got down there and twice and didn’t score and we can’t do that. We have to get the ball in the end zone.”
Riggs said in the second half, his team missed some key third downs.
“We made some errors on third down and had to punt the ball,” Riggs said. “You can’t do that against a good team like Trinity. We need to play at a higher level to get the wins. Trinity is a good team and they did a good job and deserve the credit. We will move on.”
As for this week against Catholic, the two teams have never faced off against each other.
“They have got better since the season has went on,” Riggs said of the Knights. “What I have noticed about them is all the competitive teams in the region, they have played them pretty close. They have lost by a couple of touchdowns and have been close and in a lot of those games, they just got tired in the second half due to lack of depth. They are certainly capable of not only giving you a good ballgame, but they are also capable of beating anybody in the region.”
Riggs said Catholic shows some positive things despite their record.
“They have some size and pretty skilled at doing some things,” Riggs said. “Lately, they have just been lining up the ball and running it. They have been doing a pretty good job of that also. That obviously concerns us.”
Game time is set for 7 p.m. in Brewton at Municipal Stadium with other homecoming activities scheduled throughout the day and week.