TRM hails win at Catholic

Published 11:56 pm Friday, October 21, 2011

Darrion Salter carries one over for the Tigers Friday against Montgomery Catholic.

MONTGOMERY ­­‑ T.R. Miller Tiger head coach Jamie Riggs has always said, he expects his Tiger teams to be good in late October heading into the Neal week and the playoffs.

Friday night, his Tiger team proved just that against Montgomery Catholic as they finished off their region season with a 48-7 drubbing of the Catholic Knights.

With the win, the No. 10 Tigers improved their record to 7-2 overall and finished their region schedule with a 6-1 record.

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The Tigers scored 14 points in the first quarter and followed that with 21 in the second quarter to lead the Knights 35-0 at the half.

The Tigers followed with six points in the third quarter and seven in the fourth to hold a 48-0 lead before Catholic scored their lone touchdown with 1:19 left in the game as the Tigers from Brewton would get the win by 41 points.

“Well, we did what we needed to do tonight,” Riggs said. “We came out and started a little slow there for a little bit, but then we came out and made some big plays to get us a big lead there in the first half. It allowed us after we scored early in the second half to play a lot of people. We got the win and we were able to play a lot of people so it was a good deal.”

The Tiger defense held Catholic to 236 total yards of offense with 223 coming on the ground and 13 passing all night. The Knights had 97 yards rushing in the first half and 126 in the second while all the passing yards came in the first half.

Riggs said his Tiger defense continued their recent success as they held the Knights to only seven points.

“Montgomery Catholic changed their offense up because they had their quarterback get hurt,” Riggs said. “So, it took us a little while to get used to it and they had some big guys up in there. I thought we did a good job of getting adjusted to it and we did much better with it in the second half.”

In the game Friday, 10 Tiger runners had carries and racked up a total of 265 yards on 40 carries. The Tigers had 127 yard rushing in the first half and 138 in the second quarter. Altogether, the Tigers had 330 yards of offense with 65 yards passing coming in the first half.

Kameron Coleman led the Tigers with 62 yards on three carries. Dominique Jackson had 16 yards on four carries and one touchdown and Darrion Salter had 17 yards on three carries and one touchdown.

Jamall Spears had 16 yards on two carries and had a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown in the win with a second return for a touchdown called back for a penalty.

Kevin Davis had 18 yards on one carry and McHenry Coleman added 42 yards on 11 carries.

Ricky Curry had one carry for three yards while Randy Davis had 27 yards on four carries. Jalen Jones added 39 yards on five carries and Kellyn Winn added 25 yards on six carries capping off a 16-play 97-yard drive late in the game for the Tigers final touchdown.

Tiger quarterback Davis finished 3-for-7 with 65 yards and two touchdown passes to Kameron Winn. Winn finished with two catches for 50 yards while Kameron Coleman added one catch for 15 yards.

T.R. Miller will finish their regular season next week against rival W.S. Neal in the annual Battle of Murder Creek.

W.S. Neal is currently 1-8 overall after falling to Saraland 42-28 Friday night at home.

“This was a good win for us,” Riggs said. “About a month ago, we got drilled by Andalusia and we were not feeling to good. We have come back and did what we needed to do. So this is the situation we wanted to be in heading into Neal week.”

Game time next week is set for 7 p.m. in East Brewton at W.S. Neal 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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