TRM football to take on Montgomery Catholic Friday

Published 2:47 pm Monday, October 17, 2011

After defeating Trinity 14-7 Friday night at home in Brewton, the T.R. Miller Tigers will travel to Montgomery this Friday to take on the Montgomery Catholic Knights in their final region game of the season.
T.R. Miller comes into the game with Catholic with a 6-2 overall record and a 5-1 region record.
Tiger head coach Jamie Riggs said anytime you can beat Trinity, it is a good win.
“They always have a good football team,” Riggs said. “I thought we made a number of mistakes in the game including a punting mistake. Offensively, we did not have a lot of explosive plays. We were able to block and move the ball, but it is nice to get that long touchdown pass or that long run or whatever. We just did not seem to get that. We got down there a couple of times in the red zone, but we did not get it in. We fumbled a few times and sooner or later you have to make those plays. We had a lead at the time and it could have extended the lead and it could have helped us out. We never did that so we spent most of the game trying to keep them from scoring. We knew the game would be close. We did a lot of good things in the game, but anytime you can beat Trinity, you have to got be happy.”
Catholic comes into the game with T.R. Miller this year with a 2-6 overall record and a 1-5 region record.
In their only match up ever on the football field, T.R. Miller defeated Catholic last year 48-35.
“We had a really wild game with Catholic last year,” Riggs said. “It was a really high-scoring game. We did not defend them well at all last year and looking at them this year, they are very similar to the way they were last year. The quarterback, No. 15 Peter Michael Tyner, was very successful at running the ball on us last year and he is back this year. He can also throw the ball and is not only a danger in throwing the ball but also as a runner. They do a great job of getting him on the outside to run and throw and we better find an answer to that because if we don’t, we will be in trouble.”
Riggs said Catholic is really big in some places.
“They have some big backs and some big linebackers,” Riggs said. “They have some big defensive linemen and that will hamper us some. But we have to find some answers to that with some of our game plan and play really hard. They, as a general rule, are a much better team at home than on the road. Usually, we bring out the best in everyone so I think we expect a tough game with them Friday night. They also have a good kicker.”
Riggs said the final region game is a really big game for his team.
“Not only for us to finish out the region season but we knew we had a tough stretch here in the second half of the season,” Riggs said. “This is the time of the year when you want to become a good football team. Anytime you end your region schedule plus we have Neal and the playoffs coming up, you better be good when you get down here in the middle of October. That is our goal is to be a good team this time of the year and hopefully Friday night, we will show that. We better, because here on out, it is going to be a tough go for everybody.”
Game time is set for 7 p.m. in Montgomery.

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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