Tippah County Sports

Tigers use fast start to roll past long time rival Kossuth

Ripley got started fasted and finished Strong as they rolled past Kossuth on Friday night.

Ripley jumped out to a 21-0 lead midway through the first quarter and got a career night from running back Keegan Strong as they rolled past the visitors from Kossuth 41-14. The Tigers moved to 2-0 on the season.


Strong took the opening play from scrimmage 71 yards for a touchdown and that set the pace for the contest.

Kossuth started their possessions with a fumble and a three and out and the Tigers capitalized on both with a pair of touchdown passes from first year starter Jack Reid.

A thirty-yard touchdown pass on a nice adjustment to the ball from Michael Turner and a 6 yard pass to Evan Goolsby and the Tigers had a big lead early. They would rely on the running game and strong defense from there out on a night that had on and off rain showers early in the contest.

The Aggie offense would get going in spurts, highlighted by a pair of Hank Eaton touchdown passes, but turnovers and the big early deficit was too much for Kossuth to overcome.

Strong would add scoring runs of 65 and 11 yards and the Tiger offense would put up 270 yards on the ground, 215 of them from Strong.

Ripley has now won 7 straight against Kossuth, who they have played since 1940.

Ripley hosts Choctaw County next week for homecoming while Kossuth welcomes Tishomingo County.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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