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Eagles defeat Tigers in tough battle

Eagle players with the rivalry  trophies following their win over the Tigers

WSN celebrates with their rivalry trophies following the team’s win over TRM in the annual Battle of Murder Creek.

The W.S. Neal Eagles defeated the T.R. Miller Tigers in the 2015 Battle of Murder Creek, 26-17.

The Eagles had 320 total yards, with 279 yards on the ground. The Tigers had 354 total yards with 249 yards rushing and 105 yards through the air. Malcolm Hawthorne scored three times for the Eagles and was named the Great American Rivalry Series MVP.

“First off I got to give the honor to God,” Hawthorne said. “Also I got to give thanks to my offensive line. You never want to lose to Miller in your senior year. It feels great to go out with a bang.”

WSN head coach Doug Hoehn said he was proud of his team and TRM as well. “Our kids played really hard and I’m so proud of them,” Hoehn said. “I’m very proud of T.R. Miller. Those kids played so hard. They’re a great football team that was ready to play. I think both teams played their best games tonight.”

For more in depth coverage of the game be sure to pick up next Wednesday’s edition of The Brewton Standard.