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Southeast Tigers eye home division win

By By Josh Taylor/The Meridian Star
Sept. 26, 2001
After losing a close 17-13 district decision last week against Carthage the Southeast Tigers gear up for another division game at home versus Heidelberg Friday night.
With the Tigers standing at 2-2 for the season and 0-1 in their division there is still a good shot at the playoffs.
Due to this year's shift in re-districting four out of the seven teams in District 5-3A will be heading to the playoffs.
This leaves the Tigers with a pretty good shot at some post-season action.
Friday night's game with the Heidelberg Oilers will be pivotal in the hunt. The Oilers come into the game with an 0-4 record after a 31-0 pounding by West Lauderdale last week.
The Tigers main strength continues to be senior quarterback Ben Reed. Reed scored both of the Tigers touchdowns last week.
Reed is a threat through the air with his strong arm as well as a threat on the ground. He is not afraid to run.
The offense is only stronger with the likes of Travis Reed at running back. Behind a strong offensive line he continues to put forth a consistent effort all season.
The Tigers defense is hanging strong with the play of LaPatrick Carlisle.
Other standout play for the Tigers has come from such players as Roderick Baskin, Matt Raines, Willie Hood, and Steven Willis.
Overall, the Tigers have a solid team. Head coach Dwane Taylor knows how to motivate the kids to play the best they can.
Friday night should present a clear picture on where the Tigers stand in regard to the playoffs.
Later in the schedule the Tigers will be facing Newton County, Philadelphia, Choctaw Central, and the 3-1 West Lauderdale Knights in district play.
Friday night's game is sure to be an exciting showing of Southeast skill and spirit.