TRM wins 80th Battle of Murder Creek rivalry game
Published 9:28 pm Friday, November 3, 2023
The W.S. Neal Eagles hosted the T.R. Miller Tigers in the 80th Battle of Murder Creek.
In the first half of play, each team would be forced to punt the ball keeping the game tight on both sides of the field.
At the end of the first quarter, the game was tied, 8-all.
It would be late in the second quarter before TRM would pull ahead and put another TD on the board taking the lead by a score of 15-8.
That would be the score going into the locker rooms for both teams.
As the second half of play began, the Tigers would take possession first receiving the kick from the Eagles.
The tigers would take nearly half of the quarter of play to find the end zone and add more points on the board. With a good extra-point kick, TRM took the lead, 22-8.
The Eagles received the kick from the Tigers but would find difficulty making much move down the field forcing them to punt the ball away.
As the Tigers get possession, they would quickly turn it into a TD taking the lead 29-8, late in the third quarter.
As the punt is aimed at the Eagles, an odd kick gives the Tigers a chance to jump on the ball to take the possession away from WSN. That possession would prove to be fruitful for the Tigers as they end up punting the ball away.
A bobble on the Eagle catch ends up with a fumbled ball. The Tigers would take advantage and grab the loose ball to get possession just four yards from their goal line. It would only take a couple plays to find the end zone and up the score to 36-8.
Although the Eagles would get another chance at the ball, it would be a possession that failed to make enough gain to find the end zone. The Eagles are forced to punt to the Tigers with less than 2 minutes to play.
The clock ticks down to double-zeros to end the game with a Tiger victory in the books.
FINAL FROM EAST BREWTON:
W.S. Neal Eagles 8
T.R. Miller Tigers 36
Both teams will begin play-off action next Friday night. For details and previews, see the Wednesday edition of The Brewton Standard