The Whippets were looking to bounce back from two tough losses to Philadelphia and Grenada when they hosted Ridgeland last Friday night.
Unfortunately the Titans had other ideas and defeated the fast dogs 31-13.
Ridgeland took a 3-0 lead early in the first quarter on a Tre Taliaferro 36-yard field goal and scored once again in the fourth quarter on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Titan quarterback Parker Lohman to Derrian Harrington.
The Titans led the Whippets 10-0 after the completion of the first quarter.
Ridgeland started the second quarter strong when Lohman found Xavier Marion on a 53-yard strike to push the Titan lead to 17-0.
Later in the second quarter Ridgeland running back Gary Adams found the end zone on a 1-yard run to help his Titans take a 24-0 lead into the half.
The third quarter did not start out well for the Whippets when Titan quarterback Lohman raced 72 yards for a touchdown to increase their lead to 31-0 over the Whippets.
Not yet willing to relinquish victory, the Whippets defense stood strong for the rest of the game by not allowing the Titans to score again.
Jamari Roby found the end zone on a 10-yard run, PAT failed, and in the fourth quarter the Whippets defense put points on the board when Wilson Teague picked up a Titan fumble and ran it in for a score from 83 yards out to cut the gap somewhat and push the score to 31-13 in favor of the Titans.
“Early on, I didn’t feel like we fought as much and came out with a little bit of a blank look on our faces instead of a competitive drive,” said Whippet head coach Tyler Peterson. “We’ve got to make good decisions and when you’re running the option you’ve got to take what the defense gives you, and throws are the same way. We have to get everybody clicking on all cylinders because it takes all 11 doing their job every time. We’re still fighting that nine or 10 doing it while one or two are not--we’ve been really close on a lot of plays.”
Offensively the Whippets were led by Jabri Selmon who had 50 yards on 11 carries, Jamari Roby had 23 yards on three carries with a touchdown, Deavalon Edwards had 22 yards on four carries and Kendric Riley had eight yards on one attempt.
Quarterback Tim Wade was 2-6 passing for five yards and carried the football eight times for 15 yards.
Defensively the Whippets were led by Orlando Hill with 10 tackles, Kendric Riley with nine tackles and Darrius Morgan with seven stops.
Brian Carter intercepted a pass and Wilson Teague picked up a Titan fumble and ran it in for a score from 83 yards out.
The Whippets start Region 4-4A Friday night when they travel to Camden to take on Velma Jackson for a 7:30 p.m. contest.
Whippets fall to Patriots
The Kosciusko Whippets were fresh off an emotional quarterfinal series victory over Tishomingo County when the Lewisburg Patriots came to town on Thursday night.
Spring drills end for area high schools
The Ethel Tigers finished up spring football during the second week of May and coach Paul Dees said his team accomplished a lot in the days that they had to work together. The Kosciusko Whippets finished spring training with a victory over Northeast Lauderdale 16-14 last Friday night and head coach Tyler Peterson was pleased with the progression that the Whippets are making
Myer wins state, Hill finishes third
The third time is the charm for Mitchell Myer at the 4A MHSAA State Track Meet. In 2011 Mitchell finished fourth with 11-00.00 and in 2012 he finished sixth with a leap of 11-00.00. On Monday, May 13, Mitchell vaulted 12-06.00 to capture his fifth victory to stay undefeated for the year.
To the wire, Kosy defeats Braves
The Kosciusko Whippets were in good shape after Friday night’s 8-0 win over the visiting Tishomingo Braves, but a set-back in Iuka on Saturday, a 3-2 loss, put the fast dogs’ season in jeopardy.
KHS hires Greenleaf
The Kosciusko School Board met Monday night and approved the hiring of new Whippet basketball coach Eleazarus Greenleaf.
On the Porch with Dirk: How great Thou art
Here I am, the last day of turkey season and a monsoon of rain is dousing Attala County.
It is real easy to get depressed in weather like this, especially after a season like I have had.
Tigers finish season 15-13
The Ethel Tigers were fresh off a thrilling first round sweep of French Camp when they traveled to Stringer on Saturday for game one of the best-of-three series.
The Tigers would drop game one 5-3.
Game one had been pushed from Thursday to Saturday due to inclement weather, pushing game two to Monday night in Ethel, to which the Tigers fell once again, 7-2.
Kosy moves to third round
The Kosciusko Whippets had a bitter taste in their mouths from 2012’s playoff series loss to New Albany in three games.
That taste is clearly better now, and New Albany was once again the foe.
Kosy boys and girls track head to State meet
The Kosciusko boys and girls track teams participated in the North State Track meet at Pontotoc on May 4 and will be sending one boys and four girls to the Class 4A State Meet at Pearl on May 13
Martin inducted into Hall of Fame
Railford “Randy” Martin was inducted into the Holmes Community College Sports Hall of Fame on April 25.
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