FireAnts look ahead to home opener

04/01/02 Fire Ants Press Release
After starting out the season with a loss against the defending NIFL Champs, the Mississippi Fire Dogs, 21-11, the FireAnts are now ready to rebound, starting with the home opener this Saturday night at the BancorpSouth Center.

This past weekend's game saw the debut of Tupelo High/Mississippi State QB Todd Jordan.  Jordan, completed 10 out of 24 attempts for 71 yards and 1 touchdown.  Tupelo's lone TD of the night came at the hands of Kevin Cooper, who totaled 16 receiving yards in the game.

Now, the 'Ants are getting ready for the Oklahoma Crude as they try to gain some momentum.  The Crude is currently 1-1 on the season, losing their first game 63-3 against Sioux City and winning this past weekend versus Houma, 31-29.

Saturday's home opener kicks off at 7:00pm at the BancorpSouth Center. 

FireAnts vs. Fire Dogs Notables

·          In this first game of the 2002 season, FireAnts Kicker Jeff Walker sailed a 46-yard field goal through the uprights.

·          DB Eric Perks gained one interception versus the Fire Dogs.

·          RB Chris Rainey led the 'Ants in rushing, gaining 39 yards.

FireAnts vs. Fire Dogs Wrap Up

March 30, 2002

Score 11 21
First Downs 5 10
Rushes-Yards (NET) 15-38 28-111
Passing Yards (NET) 54 27
Passes Att-Comp-Int 29-10-1 16-7-1
Total Offensive Plays-Yards 46-92 46-138
Fumble Return Yards 0-0 0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards 5-86 0-0
Interception Returns-Yards 1-16 1-13
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1
Penalties-Yards 6-35 6-39
Possession Time 29:41 30:19

'Ants in April

Saturday, April 6th

Oklahoma Crude at Tupelo FireAnts

7pm-BancorpSouth Center

Saturday, April 20th

Tupelo FireAnts at Houma Bayou Bucks

7:30pm-Houma Terrabone Civic Center

Saturday, April 27th

Ohio Valley Greyhounds at Tupelo Fire Ants

7pm-BancorpSouth Center

All home and away games are broadcasted live on WBIP, 99.3 FM and also on the internet at

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