FireAnts weekly update

06/17/02 FireAnts Press Release

In State Rivals Gain Advantage Over 'Ants

The Tupelo FireAnts lost to the Mississippi Fire Dogs, 45-29, Saturday night at the BancorpSouth Center.  Both teams played a pretty even game, but key miscues lifted the Dogs over the 'Ants.

RB Chris Rainey and QB Damon Smith (2) both rushed for Tupelo TD's on the night.  On the defensive end of the game, Carnell Houston converted on a fumble recovery resulting in an 'Ants touchdown.  Biloxi shut down all offensive production for the 'Ants in the third quarter, and gained the advantage in the game.  With momentum shifting their way, the Dogs were able to put the "bite" on the 'Ants overall game, resulting in the 45-29 victory.

With playoff hopes for Tupelo still looming, the FireAnts will make the playoffs if:

·          Tupelo goes 3-0 and Alexandria goes 1-2


·          Tupelo goes 2-1 and Alexandria goes 0-3 AND Tupelo beats Alexandria

Tupelo's record drops to 4-7 on the season, 1-2 in the Atlantic East division.  Biloxi improves to 3-8, 2-1 in the Atlantic East division.

Up Next...The ThunderCats

The FireAnts take on the Tennessee ThunderCats this Saturday at the BancorpSouth Center starting at 7:00pm.  The first 500 people through the door will receive a free FireAnts bumper sticker, courtesy of WLOV Fox 27.  Feel the burn of FireAnts football…this Saturday.  For more information, call the FireAnts at 620-BITE.

'Ants in June

June 22nd-Home vs. Tennessee Thunder Cats

June 29th-Away vs. Louisiana Rangers

FireAnts Fever Tuesday Night!

Join us for our weekly radio show, FireAnts Fever!  FireAnts Fever airs every Tuesday night on WBIP 99.3FM starting at 6:00pm from Cici's Pizza in Tupelo.  Don't miss FireAnts Fever, broadcasted live from Cici's Pizza in Tupelo from 6:00-7:00pm every Tuesday night this season!  Come on down to Cici's or listen live on WBIP 99.3FM.

'Ants Hit the Books in June

Members of the Tupelo FireAnts team will visit local libraries in Northeast Mississippi during the month of June.  As part of summer reading programs across the area, don't miss FireAnts players at a city near you this month!

Monday, June 17th

Bruce Library


Tuesday, June 18th

Memorial Library in Vardaman


Thursday, June 27th

Houston Library


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