Undefeated Red Devils Host 3-3 Stebbins for Homecoming Game
Written by Gary Gregory
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 00:00
A few years ago, a Tippecanoe-Stebbins football game would have been considered a Red Devil cupcake.
Not anymore. This is 2013 and the Indians are anything but a pushover.
Just ask Coach Kent Massie of Tecumseh. a team that edged Stebbins 17-14 on Friday. The difference in the game -- a 25-yard field goal in the second quarter.
According to Massie, Stebbins can strike anytime, especially on "big plays."
For example, the Indians two touchdowns included an 80-yard run and a 53-yard pass play.
The Red Devils, who put a 49-19 pasting on Bellefontaine for their sixth straight win, host the 3-3 Indians in this year's annual Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 11.
Last Friday, in their first Kenton Trail Division game at Bellefontaine, the Red Devils scored in every quarter for a total of seven TDs, including one on an interception by Austin Robbins.
Meanwhile, the Chieftains scored three TDs, including one on an interception.
Tipp senior Jacob Hall rushed for 148 years to up his season total to 872 rushing yards. Fellow senior Cameron Johnson gained 130 yards.
Quarterback Ben Hughes connected with receiver Sean Ford to open the scoring on a 48-yard pass play. Robbins scored his TD on a pick-six with his 31-yard interception. Johnson completed the 21-point first period burst with a 3-yard run.
Bellefontaine scored two TDs in the second period, but Tipp answered with a 15-yard score on a Zack Blair to Matt Davis connection from the 15-yard line.
Hughes slithered in for a 3-yard score in the third quarter and Hall scored on runs from the 8-yard line and from the 16-yard line.
Senior kicker Taylor Clark was perfect with his seven extra points.
After the Red Devils played the Indians, three tough opponents remain on the regular season schedule.
On Oct. 18 the squad travels to New Carlisle to face Tecumseh.
On Oct. 25 the squad travels to Kenton Ridge, who dropped a 28-14 decision to Shawnee.
And the season finale on Nov. 1 the Springfield Shawnee team visits Tipp Park for a bunch of computer points in Region 10.
The Red Devils now stand in eighth place in Region 10. The 6-0 Braves stand in fourth place in the same region.
Since the top eight teams advance in the Division II playoffs, a lot in riding down the stretch.
Incidentally, the Braves have defeated the Red Devils three years in a row. Without question, the Red Devils are a team looking for redemption on Nov. 1.
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