FireAnts weekly update

07/01/02 FireAnts Press Release

Rangers Win Over 'Ants, 49-15

The Tupelo FireAnts lost to the Louisiana Rangers 49-15 on the road in Alexandria, LA, this past Saturday.  This was a must win game for Tupelo.  With the loss, the FireAnts will not advance into post-season play.

WR Kevin Cooper and QB/RB Damon Smith scored the two Tupelo touchdowns on the night, and DB Eric Bingham also gained a safety early in the game.

QB Todd Jordan completed 8 of 15 passes for 44 yards while Damon Smith was 2 of 12 for 18.  Both 'Ants QB's had threw one interception during the game.

Cooper led the receivers with 5 catches for 38 yards.  Rushing, Calvin Thomas ran on 8 attempts for 19 yards.

The real story of the game revolved around penalties, with both Louisiana then Tupelo coaches getting the boot in the first quarter of play.  Tupelo was penalized 10 times for 56 yards, while Louisiana was 13 for 102 yards.

Tupelo's record now falls to 4-9 on the season.  The FireAnts will play their regular season finale this Saturday at the BancorpSouth Center versus the Winston-Salem Energy.  Kickoff is at 7:05pm.

FireAnts Finale

The Tupelo FireAnts will take on the Winston-Salem Energy this Saturday in the Hill.  This is the final home game of the 2002 season for Tupelo.  Come on out and show you support this Saturday at the BancorpSouth Center.  Kickoff is at 7:05pm, with doors opening at 6:00pm.  If you can't make it to the game, listen live on your home for FireAnts Football, WBIP 99.3FM.

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

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