TRM cruises over MA

Published 9:20 am Monday, September 19, 2011

MONTGOMERY- The No. 8-ranked T.R. Miller Tigers cruised their way to a 48-point, 62-14 win over the Montgomery Academy Eagles Friday night here at McLemore Field.
Nine Tigers ran the ball for the Tigers in the win with two Tigers racking up over 100 yards and the Tiger offense as a whole totaling 488 yards of offense in the win.
MacHenry Coleman and Randy Davis posted yardage over the century mark in the win.
Coleman had 129 yards on nine carries while Davis had 103 yards on five carries.
T.R. Miller had 442 total yards rushing (140 in the first half and 302 in the second) and 46 yards passing (39 in the first and 7 in the second).
While racking up the yards on offense, T.R. Miller held Montgomery Academy to 273 yards of offense (177 rushing and 96 passing).
The win for the Tigers Friday night was almost a mirror image to their win last week against Excel.
The Tigers jumped out to an early 21-0 lead in the first quarter and held a 34-14 lead at the half.
“This game was similar to last week’s,” T.R. Miller Tiger head coach Jamie Riggs said. “We did a nice job early and got a big lead and kind of relaxed a little bit. I didn’t think we played too well in the second quarter but we came out in the third quarter like last week and got after it again. We were able to get them stopped a few times down there. They made some big plays in the game, but the interception return there was a big play and later we had a fumble so we made some plays on defense. We are getting a little better on some things. I am concerned about our lapses a little bit. We will play well for awhile and then lapse and go to sleep for a little while.”
The lapses Riggs alluded to came in the second quarter as the Tigers gave up two scores, one that cut the lead to 28-7 with 3:06 left before the half and the other with 50.6 seconds left before the half as they led 34-14. Another lapse was on offense as the Tigers were held to 69 yards of offense in the quarter compared to 110 in the first quarter. On defense, the Tigers gave up 133 yards in the second quarter compared to 44 in the first.
“We didn’t do a very good job of containing their quarterback obviously,” Riggs said. “If you want to stop a passing game, you have to rush the passer, you have to contain the quarterback and you have to do some covering. If you don’t do one of those three, you have to do all of it, you are not going to have success. At times, we rushed him a little bit, but we never contained him. A lot of the times he was just out there running the ball for a lot of yards and you cannot do that. First, we have to have a better concept of what we are doing. No. 2, we are going to have to tackle a lot better because he made us look silly at doing that.”
In the game Friday, Coleman led T.R. Miller with 129 yard on nine carries. Davis followed with 103 yards on five carries and had an 84-yard touchdown run with seconds left in the game.
Darrion Salter had 69 yards on eight carries and one touchdown and Jamal Spears added 25 yards on two carries and one touchdown. Dominique Jackson had 88 yards on nine carries and Kameron Coleman had 27 yards on four carries and two touchdowns. Jalen Jones added six yards on two carries.
Quarterback Kevin Davis was 2-for-6 with 46 yards passing and two touchdowns.
Conner Denton had one catch for a 39-yard touchdown and Ryan Hunt had one touchdown reception for a 7-yard TD.
With the win, T.R. Miller improves 3-1 overall and to 2-1 in region play while Montgomery Academy fell to 2-2 overall and to 1-2 in region play.
T.R. Miller will play a non-region game next week at home against ranked 4A opponent Andalusia.
“This was a good region win for us,” Riggs said. “We know we have a tough month coming up. We will find out a lot about ourselves in the next month so we need to bow up.”
Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Brewton Municipal Stadium.

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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