Ripley races to first half lead and holds on for big road win over Kossuth

For the second week in a row, Ripley found themselves with a halftime lead against a quality opponent.

The Tigers were able to seal the deal with a victory this go around as they picked up a hard fought 23-13 win over Kossuth.

Ripley jumped on the Aggies early as they were firing on all cylinders both offensively and defensively, forcing a pair of first quarter touchdowns that led to a pair of Jamal Brooks rushing touchdowns.

The Tigers got a Tristan Vandiver touchdown pass to Sentavius Hunt from 26 yards to give Ripley a 21-0 lead halfway through the second quarter.

And that is when things got wonky.

In the final 4 minutes, Kossuth got a pair of Kota Wilhite touchdowns, recovered and onside kick and picked off their second pass of the first half to cut the halftime deficit to 21-13.

The Tigers and Aggies then found themselves in a defensive struggle in the second half. Fortunately for the Tigers, that is just their kind of game.

Ripley got a pair of sacks and an interception from Jamal Brooks and a Shaundell Carter sack for a safety for the only points of the second half as Ripley closed out the victory for the second year in a row at Kossuth.

Photo Credit: Larry Glidewell

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