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HS Football: Ripley Tigers looking powerful

RIPLEY – Ripley coach Chad Cook was looking for a lot of improvement from Week 1 to Week 2 and he found it Friday, as the Tigers controlled every aspect of their home opener against the North Pontotoc Vikings, running away with a convincing 49-7 win. “The thing that stood out to me is we […]

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Tigers dominate Vikings in 42-point win

RIPLEY–The Ripley Tigers dominated all three phases of the game against the North Pontotoc Vikings, rolling to a 49-7 win. Ripley improved to 2-0 ahead of next Thursday night’s home game against the Falkner Eagles. Ripley coach Chad Cook said he was looking for improvements after they struggled at times but rallied late to beat […]

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Ripley hosts North Pontotoc

North Pontotoc Vikings (1-0) at Ripley Tigers (1-0), 7 p.m.  The Skinny  –Ripley has defeated North Pontotoc the last two season, including a 46-27 road win in 2013.  –North Pontotoc’s Xavier Cullens scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and caught a 10-yard TD reception in the Vikings’ 28-20 win over Bruce last week.  –Caleb Nelson, […]

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Joe Bowl 2014: Wildcats rally for win over Eagles

WALNUT–The Walnut Wildcats overcame a nine-point third-quarter deficit to the Falkner Eagles and claimed a 28-21 win in the 13th Joe Bowl. Trailing 21-20 following a 70-yard kick return for a score by Armani Linton, the Wildcats took the lead for good on an 8-play, 66-yard drive capped by a 18-yard TD run by Will […]

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KEDRICK STOREY: I didn’t pick your team to win the Joe Bowl

WALNUT–I liked Falkner to beat Walnut when fall football practice started earlier this month. The Eagles entered the year with lots of experience, lots of third-year starters in the ranks. Coach Quess Hood was surprised about how much knowledge the players had retained. Then I watched a couple of Walnut practices. I also saw them […]

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No “extra” motivation needed for tonight’s Joe Bowl

WALNUT–On Monday, a person or persons from Falkner tried to add some “extra” motivation in the run up to tonight’s Joe Bowl. It was not welcomed with open arms. “What you’re doing is helping the other team that’s down the road,” said Fakner Coach Quess Hood. “It’s not helping us. It’s firing Walnut up, if […]

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Joe Bowl 2014: Both sides understand stakes in the North Tippah rivalry

WALNUT—It’s not Duke/North Carolina, Red Sox/Yankees or Mississippi State/Ole Miss, but it’s a rivalry. It’s a rivalry with a trophy that both teams want to hoist, showoff in their school’s principal’s office and brag about for 365 days. It’s the Joe Bowl. The annual North Tippah gridiron clash between Falkner and Walnut kicks off tonight […]

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Tippah County scores for Tuesday Aug. 26

VOLLEYBALL  The Ripley Lady Tigers (2-5) claimed a 3-1 road win over H.W. Byers 25-17, 25-18, 18-25 and 25-10 on Tuesday. Lauren Byrd led Ripley with 11 aces, a block, six kills, 26 assists and just one error on seven attempts. ‘Bethany Jones had a team-high seven kilLs, while Darby Patizus added five. SOFTBALL Falkner […]

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What To Watch For: Aug. 25-30

Upcoming varsity games for Tippah County schools for the Week of Aug. 25-30: SOFTBALL Monday, Aug. 25 Jumpertown at Blue Mountain, 5 p.m. Falkner at Hickory Flat (DH), 5 p.m. Walnut at Biggersville, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 Walnut at Hickory Flat, 5 p.m. Jumpertown at Pine Grove, 5 p.m. Falkner at Blue Mountain, 5 […]

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REWIND: Eagles’ offense looks impressive, Tigers rally, Wildcats let one slip away

Week 1 of the high school football season is in the books and after talking to all three coaches–Falkner’s Quess Hood, Ripley’s Chad Cook and Walnut’s John Meeks–here are few thoughts on each team as they move to Week 2. Falkner 57, Middleton (Tenn.) 0: The Eagles did exactly what a team should do to […]

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