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Bolivar Falls Short Against Ripley

Bolivar Central’s two and a half quarters of football weren’t enough as the Tigers fell 42-13 to Ripley in Ripley on September 3.

“We need to work harder,” said Bolivar Central Head Coach Hayden Williams. “And we need to execute better on special teams.”

The special teams cost the Tigers three time outs during the game as the punting unit was late on the field each time.

Bolivar (0-2, 0-1), who fell behind 13-0 in the first half, managed to tie the score at 13 on a Kejuan Fentress 1 yard run with 5:29 left in the third quarter, but that was it for the Tigers as Ripley (3-0, 1-0) then scored on four straight possessions to put the game away.

Fentress led Bolivar in rushing with 61 yards in 15 carries. Quarterback Carson Howell was 4-9 for 49 yards and an interception in the air for the Tigers, who managed only 138 yards in total offense while giving up 388 yards to Ripley.