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October 26, 2023

Tipton’s hat trick surges offense in crucial win

Rhea Chowdhary
Senior wide receiver Baron Tipton brings in one of his three touchdown receptions on Thursday against Dallas Jesuit at Ford Center in Frisco. Coppell defeated Jesuit, 42-23, in the Division II Region I Area playoffs as a comeback effort in the third quarter fell short by Jesuit.

FRISCO – The ball travels towards the end zone as Coppell senior wide receiver Baron Tipton is facing man-to-man coverage by the Dallas Jesuit defense. As the referee’s hands go up in the air, Tipton is falling on the ground with the ball in his hands. 

“Whenever the ball goes into the air, I know I am going to try and make a play on the ball,” said Tipton, a North Texas commit. “I’m so fortunate that I have coaches willing to call my number, and that I have Eddie placing the ball exactly where it needs to be for me to make a play on the ball.”

Tipton had a massive game with three touchdowns and 84 receiving yards. 

“He did a great job,” Coppell offensive coordinator Heath Naragon said. “We had a gameplan coming in and the execution was really well done.”

The game started off well for Coppell with a five play, 60yard drive ending in a nineyard fade route to Tipton in the end zone. 

After a methodical drive from Jesuit, the Rangers managed a field goal in their opening drive. 

Coppell started its second drive looking to build on their lead. After a end zone heave to Tipton that was incomplete, there was an offsides call which canceled the play. Three plays later, the coaches called Tipton’s number again with junior quarterback Edward Griffin throwing a nineyard fade route to Tipton for the touchdown. 

After a turnover on downs by the Cowboys, they found an opportunity to put Jesuit on their heels early. After already amassing a 14-3 lead, on the second play of Coppell’s third drive of the game, Tipton was seen doing a backflip in the end zone after a 55yard bomb by Griffin to Tipton down the middle of the field. 

“I love being able to go out there and give it my all,” Tipton said. “The play calling allows me to embrace my role as a receiver and I really love the coaches and Eddie for the job that they do.”

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Namir Awan
Namir Awan, Staff Photographer
Namir is a junior and a 2nd year staff writer for The Sidekick. Namir loves to watch and play basketball and football. Namir enjoys learning about history because he likes learning about the past. He also loves to play video games with his friends; his favorite game is Rocket League. Namir also works at Kumon; he enjoys working there because he enjoys helping kids learn math and reading. Namir is excited for this upcoming year as he goes into his second year of being on The Sidekick. You can contact him at [email protected].
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Rhea Chowdhary, Video Editor
Rhea Chowdhary is a junior and the video editor of The Sidekick. She produces, assists and collaborates on videos of the community of Coppell, and creates lots of multimedia content in general. You can contact her by email ([email protected]), and follow her work on Instagram (@rhea.chowdhary) and X (rhea_chowdhary).

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