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          The Tigers were ranked fourth in the ASWA pre season poll after finishing the 1993 season with a 9-4 record. They lost in the third round of the playoffs to Pike County. As had become the custom in Brewton, anything short of a state championship was a disappointment. The 1994 Tigers had every intention of meeting those expectations.


  T.R. Miller             36  
  Andalusia             8  

          T.R. Miller opened the season with a 36-8 win over Andalusia on the road.




  T.R. Miller 0   21   6   0   27  
  Elba 0   0   0   0   0  

          In week two, the Tigers jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead as quarterback John Hart tossed two touchdown passes. He added another in the third to Jason Madden for 43 yards and a 27-0 lead before Elba got anything going on offense. Hart completed 7-of-8 passes for 156 yards to pace the offensive attack. Ashley Kaiser ran 34 yards for Miller's second touchdown.


  Jackson 6   12   0   0   12  
  T.R. Miller 0   14   3   7   24  

          The third ranked T.R. Miller Tigers overcame an early 6-0 deficit to beat the undefeated Class 5A Jackson Aggies 24-12 in front of the home crowd. Benny Campbell scored on a 10-yard run to give Miller a 7-6 lead and a few minutes later Ashley Kaiser raced 13 yards for a touchdown after a fumbled snap on a field goal attempt. Jackson came right back with a long drive to cut the margin to 14-12 at the half.

          Kaiser booted a 26-yard field goal and Carlos Montgomery put the game out of reach on a 5-yard touchdown run to wrap up the scoring. The defense held Jackson to just 37 yards rushing on the evening and limited them to minus 8 yards of offense in the second half.


  T.R. Miller 6   6   19   7   38  
  Alba 0   0   0   0   0  

          T.R. Miller traveled to Bayou La Batre to meet the Alba Sharks in week four of the season and came home with a 38-0 shutout victory. The Tigers led 12-0 at the half but broke the game open with 19 third quarter points.

          Ben Campbell ran 13 yards for a touchdown and John Hart found Jason Madden open for a 12-yard score in the first half. Anthony Carmichael grabbed an interception and Tim Grant blocked a punt to set up two of the Tiger's touchdowns.


  Escambia County 0   6   0   6   12  
  T.R. Miller 0   21   14   0   35  

          The No. 2 ranked Tigers moved to 5-0 on the season with a 35-12 win over Escambia County at home the next week. Tailback Benny Campbell rushed for 96 yards on 13 carries and scored two touchdowns. Josh Peters scored on a blocked punt by Carlos Montgomery to break open the game in the second quarter. Ricky Middleton returned an interception 66 yards for another score as the Tigers took a 21-6 lead at the half. 

          Campbell scored on a one-yard run and fullback Tristan Moore capped off the scoring with a 2-yard run in the third quarter for a 35-6 advantage.


  Pace 0   0   0   0   0  
  T.R. Miller             26  

          The next week, the Tigers defeated Pace, Florida 26-0 for their second shutout of the season. Tim Grant returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown. Carlos Montgomery scored on a 1-yard run and Adrian Hudley raced 22 yards for a touchdown.

          Quarterback John Hart tossed a 9-yard scoring pass to Scott Sasser for another touchdown. The win avenged a 19-9 loss to Pace last year.


  T.R. Miller 7   6   6   7   26  
  Grand Bay 0   0   0   0   0  

          The Tigers moved to 7-0 with a 26-0 win over Grand Bay on the road to open Area play. Ricky Middleton blocked a Grand Bay punt and returned it five yards for a touchdown early in the game. Carlos Montgomery scored on runs of 14 and one yards as the defense played great for their second shutout in a row.


  Hillcrest 0   0   0   0   0  
  T.R. Miller 13   14   7   9   43  

          The Tiger defense registered their third straight shutout win in a 43-0 rout of Hillcrest of Evergreen. Jeff Wilson ran for two touchdowns and the defense limited Hillcrest to minus one-yard rushing and just 43 yards of total offense while registering a safety.

          Wilson scored on runs of 1 and 4 yards as the Tigers built a 27-0 halftime lead. Tristan Moore scored on a 24-yard run and Ben Campbell raced 11 yards for another score in the second half.


  T.R. Miller 7   0   6   0   13  
  Clarke County 0   8   0   0   8  

          A 7-1 Clarke County team hosted the Tigers in week nine of the 1994 season. The Tigers came home with a hard fought come from behind 13-8 win. Benny Campbell opened the scoring on a 25-yard run for a 7-0 with 3:10 left in the first period.

          Clarke County took an 8-7 lead with three minutes left in the first half. Carlos Montgomery scored on a 10-yard run with 9:16 remaining in the third quarter to give the Tigers a 13-8 win over a tough Clarke County squad.


  W.S. Neal 0   0   0   0   0  
  T.R. Miller             33  

          T.R. Miller defeated W.S. Neal 33-0 in the renewal of their rivalry the next week to close out the regular season. More importantly the win gave the Tigers the Class 4A Area One championship with a 2-0 record. The 10-0 Tigers were ready to make another playoff run in 1994.

          The win also gave coach Jamie Riggs the most wins in team history as a coach with a 63-11 record. 


  Daleville 0   7   7   0   14  
  T.R. Miller 9   0   8   7   24  

          In a first round game, the Tigers rolled past Daleville 24-14. Jason Madden got the Tigers on the scoreboard first with a 29-yard field goal and a 30-yard Carlos Montgomery touchdown run made it 9-0. Daleville returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown to cut the lead to 9-7 at the half.

          In the third, Daleville took a 14-9 lead before Miller recaptured the lead on a 6-yard run by Benny Campbell and a two point conversion. Tim Grant wrapped up the scoring when he picked up a Daleville fumble and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown to assure the victory.


  T.R. Miller 7   14   6   6   33  
  Abbeville 0   0   0   6   6  

          Carlos Montgomery scored three touchdowns on runs of 1, 1 and 3 yards as Miller remained unbeaten with a 33-6 win over Abbeville on the road. The Tigers took a 21-0 halftime lead and coasted to the second round win. The Tigers advanced to the quarter-finals for the ninth time in the past eleven season with a perfect 13-0 record.


  Clarke County 7   0   0   8   15  
  T.R. Miller 7   14   13   14   48  

          The Miller Tigers were set to meet the Clarke County team they had defeated 13-8 just one month earlier but this time the game would be played in Brewton. The home field advantage was huge as the Tigers rolled to a 48-15 win over the Bulldogs from Grove Hill.
 
          Carlos Montgomery scored on touchdown runs of 3 and 6 yards, and tossed a 21-yard scoring pass to Scott Sasser, to lead the Tigers attack. Quarterback John Hart completed 7-of-13 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown while Tristan Moore gained 95 yards rushing on 13 carries and scored another touchdown. Miller took a 21-7 halftime lead that grew to 34-7 by the end of the third quarter.


  T.R. Miller             13  
  Lanett             7  

          The Tigers defeated Lanett 13-7 in the third round in a battle of defenses. The semi-final win propelled the Tigers to the state championship game against an undefeated Cleburne County team that had given up a total of 43 points all season in fourteen games. No team had scored more than seven points against them.


  Cleburne County 6   0   0   0   6  
  T.R. Miller 7   7   13   0   27  

          In the title game, Benny Campbell rushed for 131 yards to lead T.R. Miller to a convincing 27-6 victory over Cleburne County. The Tiger's defense held Cleburne County to 67 yards on the ground and 150 total. The Miller offense shredded a Cleburne County defense, that had allowed an average of only three points a game all season, for 336 total yards.

          Before 8,000 fans in Brewton, the Tigers came back form an early 6-0 deficit to score 27 unanswered points and a 14-6 lead by the intermission. Campbell raced 35 yards for the first touchdown and Montgomery added a 2-yard scoring run in the first half. Tristan Moore scored on a 29-yard run and Montgomery closed out the scoring with a 7-yard run in the third.

         The title was the fourth for Miller after having won championships previously in 1969, 1984 and 1991. The 1994 T.R. Miller Tigers were the first to finish with a 15-0 record in the school's storied history.

          Coach Jamie Riggs was named coach of the year by the ASWA. Quarterback John Hart and defensive back Tim Grant were selected to the ASWA all-state team. Carlos Montgomery and Scott Sasser were named to the honorable mention team.




T.R. Miller
1994

9/2 36 Andalusia . . . . . . . . . 8
9/9 34 Elba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
9/16 24 Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . 12
9/23 38 Alba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
9/30 35 Escambia County . . . . 12
10/7 26 Pace FL . . . . . . . . . . . 0
10/14 26 Grand Bay . . . . . . . . . 0
10/21 43 Hillcrest Evergreen . . 0
10/28 13 Clarke County . . . . . 8
11/4 33 W.S. Neal . . . . . . . . . 0
11/11 24 Daleville * . . . . . . . 14
11/18 33 Abbeville * . . . . . . . 6
11/25 48 Clarke County * . . . . 15
12/2 13 Lanett * . . . . . . . . . . 7
12/9 27 Cleburne County # . . . 6

453 15-0 102

* Playoff game
# State championship game




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