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Tupelo Football Team History


Tupelo Golden Wave
Tupelo High School

4125 Cliff Gookin Blvd. Tupelo, MS
Stadium: Renasant Field
Colors: Blue & Gold
Coach: Johnny Hill


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1919  <-- 1996 <- 1997 -> 1998 --> 2021

1997 Season Highlights
 Johnny Hill enters his 2nd season as Head Coach at Tupelo.
 The Golden Wave finished 3rd in District 1.
 
1997 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 29  @ Brandon    29   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 5  @ Louisville    15   12   W       
 Fri., Sep. 12  vs. Amory    33   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 19  vs. West Point    28   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 26  @ Columbus   *  30   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 3  vs. Starkville   *  10   21   L       
 Fri., Oct. 10  vs. Southaven   *  26   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  @ South Panola   *  0   26   L       
 Fri., Oct. 24  vs. Grenada   *  26   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  @ Horn Lake   *  21   16   W       
 Fri., Nov. 7  vs. Greenwood   *  21   14   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 14  @ Warren Central    24   14   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 21  vs. South Panola   *  0   14   L       2nd Round Playoffs 
 
1997 Season Totals
  Record10-3
  Points Scored263
  Scoring Average20.2
  Points Allowed152
  Defense Average11.7
  Opponents Record98-62
  District Record5-3
  Home Record5-2
  Away Record5-1
  
1997 Class 5A District 1 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   District Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
South Panola 14-16041093-1128368-030632  Ed Stanley
Starkville 10-33601831-155245-218297  Chuck Friend
Tupelo 10-32631521-124285-3134105  Johnny Hill
Grenada 6-52422490-19264-3150173  Neil Hitchcock
Horn Lake 8-42962183-4150183  Donnie Wiltshire
Greenwood 2-92473162-5177221  Terry Moore
Columbus 3-71623121-679226  Roy McCrory
Southaven 1-10982921-670211  Trey Allman



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