FireAnts weekly update

04/21/03 FireAnts Press Release

FireAnts Take On Beaumont This Weekend

The ‘Ants take on a familiar foe this week as the Beaumont Drillers visit the BancorpSouth Center this Saturday starting at 7:05pm.  This is the second meeting between these two teams this season as the FireAnts dropped a 33-10 decision at Beaumont in the season opener for both teams.  Tupelo’s record is 0-4 on the season, 0-3 in the Atlantic South Division.

Tupelo comes into the game this Saturday after a bye week break.  The ‘Ants lost their last game on April 12th against the Austin Rockers, 42-27.  The player of the game for the FireAnts was Wide Receiver Darryl Carter, who hauled in four pass receptions for 53 yards and three touchdowns.

The Drillers head to Tupelo with a record of 4-1, including a 3-1 mark in the Atlantic South Division.  Beaumont’s season-opening four-game winning streak was snapped last Saturday night as the Drillers were defeated at home by the Lake Charles Land Sharks by a score of 61-20 at the Beaumont Civic Center.

Don’t miss out as these two teams clash again, with the ‘Ants looking for their first win of the season.  Saturday’s game will be a battle of former Mississippi State Quarterbacks, as Matt Wyatt leads the ‘Ants and Derrick Taite commands the shotgun of the Drillers.  Saturday’s game kicks off at 7:05pm at the BancorpSouth Center in Tupelo.  For more information, call the FireAnts at (662) 620-BITE.

Meet the Red Hots & FireAnts QB Matt Wyatt at Tupelo’s Walk America

Members of the Tupelo FireAnts Red Hots dance team along with FireAnts Quarterback Matt Wyatt will be in attendance at the March of Dimes Walk America in Tupelo this Saturday.  The Red Hots along with Matt Wyatt will be signing autographs and meeting walkers and supporters at Ballard Park starting at 10am.  Come on out and support Walk America.  For more information about the March of Dimes or Walk America, call (662)  844-6901.  During Saturday’s game at the Hill, the top Walk America participants will be recognized by the Tupelo FireAnts during halftime activities.

‘Ants Around Town

FireAnts players along with Burnie, the FireAnts Mascot head to local schools this week as they make stops at Itawamba Attendance Center in Fulton on Tuesday, South Corinth Elementary on Wednesday, and Aberdeen Middle School on Thursday.  If you would like more information about having the FireAnts at your local school or community event, call the FireAnts Office at (662) 620-BITE.




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