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03/14/02 Fire Ants Press Release

'Ants Kick Off Season This Week in Biloxi

The Tupelo FireAnts will kick off the 2002 NIFL season on the road against the defending champs, the Mississippi Fire Dogs this Saturday.  Biloxi, while one of the top teams in the league last year has faltered as of late, losing to the Louisiana Rangers, 23-21 this past weekend in their first game this year.

The FireAnts are coming into the season with some talented players in the lineup.  With the combination of experienced players from last year's roster combined with some new talent, the FireAnts are expecting another successful season on the turf. 

Roster Nears Finish...FireAnts Add 10 New Players

The FireAnts have just about put the tap on the opening roster, with the signing of ten new players to the 25-man lineup.  Included in the ten players signed as of late are former Tupelo High and Mississippi State University Quarterback Todd Jordan, former Bulldog Kicker Jeff Walker, along with Wide Receiver Jason Clingan who played on the collegiate level at Ole Miss.  The new signees include:





Curtis Beals


Chicago, IL

Lakeland College

Jason Clingan


Pontotoc, MS

University of Mississippi

Cory Hill


Jackson, TN

Lambuth University

Todd Jordan


Tupelo, MS

Mississippi State Univ.

Allory Lockridge


Tupelo, MS

Glenville State College

Cory Roberson


Sheboygan, WI

Lakeland College

Homer Ryland


West Point, MS

Carsen-Newman College

Reggie Smith


Amory, MS

Missouri Southern Univ.

William Stewart


Pontotoc, MS

Mississippi Valley State

Jeff Walker


Grenada, MS

Mississippi State Univ.

Home Opener April 6th in The Hill!

The 'Ants will kick off the 2002 season at home April 6th versus the expansion Oklahoma Crude at the BancorpSouth Center starting at 7:00pm.  Individual tickets are now on sale at the BancorpSouth Center Box Office by calling (662) 841-6528.

Season Tickets On Sale Now

It is not too late to order FireAnts season tickets!  Don't miss out on seven home games of football action at a great price.  Season ticket packages start as low as $35.  For more information, or to order your tickets today, call (662) 620-BITE.

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