On the first drive of the game, the Ripon Tiger football team allowed a 64-yard touchdown pass to Campbellsport last week Friday.

That was about the only mistake the defense made the entire game.

The Tigers allowed just 79 total yards the rest of the way, including just eight in the second half, en route to a 26-6 road victory.

“It was a miscommunication between the kids,” Ripon head coach Ronell Hubanks said of the early and only touchdown they gave up. “They came out and didn’t communicate like they were supposed to and big plays happen; it’s part of football. Once they settled in and got back to the grind and started talking to each other and rotating like they were supposed to, then you saw our defense shut them down. We had a great defensive plan and scheme going with the coaches and players.”

The Tigers’ offense also was impressive in the game against Campbellsport (0-2 conference, 2-2 overall), though it took it a little while for it to get going.

Max Huseboe and Cody Merrill got the attack started late in the first quarter as they connected on a 52-yard pass and catch to take the ball to the Cougars’ 17-yard line.

Braydon Brewer then took care of the rest as he rushed the ball into the end zone on the next play.

It was one of two touchdowns in the game for him as he also found pay-dirt on the first drive of the second half to give Ripon a 13-6 lead.

Read the full story, which includes information on a big game from Cody Merrill, in the Sept. 14, 2017 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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