Looking ahead: TRM vs. Flomaton

Published 10:34 am Friday, October 13, 2017

T.R. Miller travels to Flomaton tonight to take on the Hurricanes in a region matchup.

The all-time series is 30-7 in favor of the Tigers, with the last eight matchups going to TRM.

Flomaton is currently 3-3 on the year, and 1-3 in region action. TRM is 4-2 overall, and 3-1 in region play, which is currently tied for third with Clarke County.

Both teams have played three common opponents, including Mobile Christian (both losses), Cottage Hill (both wins), and Hillcrest Evergreen (TRM win and Flomaton loss).

The two teams faced off last year for the first time since 1970 on TRM’s Homecoming night, a game the Tigers won 35-21. “Soup” Campbell had a huge day for the Tigers, rushing for 253 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries.

TRM’s defense held Flomaton to just 151 yards of total offense.

This year, the team’s defenses have played significantly different in region games. TRM is allowing 21 points a game in those contests, while Flomaton has allowed nearly 40, including two 50-point outings.

The Tigers’ head coach Andrew Thomas said that Flomaton’s offense leans heavily on the quarterback, and stopping him will be vital for TRM to get the road win.

“They’ll spread you out,” Thomas said. “The offense runs through the quarterback, but if we can stop him in space and tackle well we should be fine. If we can tackle him and be physical on the line we should have a good chance at beating them.”

Forecast: Expect much of the same from last year from the running game. The Tigers should be able to put up points if it comes out and attacks early. It will be a physical game, but the Tigers should be able to pull this one out and move to 5-2 with three games left on the schedule.