Hometown Showdown
SSHS' Lewis, Miller facing off on Sunday

Bobby "Butch" Burney | News-Telegram Sports Editor

Oct. 21, 2006 - Two of Sulphur Springs' most visible sons will face off on Sunday.

Damione Lewis and Caleb Miller, the town's two current NFL players, will be playing against each other Sunday when Lewis' Carolina Panthers visit Miller's Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The game will be televised on FOX at noon.

Because the players are both on defense - Lewis is defensive tackle and Miller is middle linebacker - they won't actually be going against each other, but they will be on the field together.

SSHS assistant principal Dwayne McMeans, who was head coach when Miller was a senior and assistant coach when Lewis was a senior, will be making the trip to Cincinnati along with a few other fans and friends.

Lewis graduated from high school in 1996, while Miller was a 1999 SSHS graduate.

Miller is third on the Bengals in tackles with 28, including 18 individual stops. Lewis has seven tackles and two sacks.

The game is pivotal for both teams. Carolina is 4-2, while Cincinnati is 3-2 and coming off two consecutive losses.

Older Archives

Looking for News-Telegram Sports and News Archives for January 2004 - November 2008