The DeKalb County High School Tigers will hit the road again tonight (Friday, August 25) as they visit the Upperman Bees at Baxter.
(CLICK LINK BELOW TO LISTEN TO WJLE'S TIGER TALK FEATURING COACH STEVE TRAPP AND TIGER PLAYERS GAGE DELAPE, NICK MAY, AND ANDREW FUSON)
Coach Steve Trapp, speaking on WJLE’s Tiger Talk program, said he is hoping his team will bounce back after a disappointing 26-10 season opening loss at Warren County last Friday night. “When you play as badly as we did last week that’s not the tone we want to have for the rest of the season but these guys have an opportunity tonight to make it right. As far as what areas need improvement, that’s all of them. There is no area that cannot be improved. It’s the whole program,” said Tiger Football Coach Steve Trapp.
Upperman is stinging from a 52-7 season opening loss last week at Cookeville.
“Offensively they (Upperman) return their quarterback but they have a lot of new skill position guys and linemen. It looks like they are doing some similar things they have done in the past. Last year they came down here and started doing some different stuff with the Wildcat using some of the bigger running backs that they had so we’ll have to be ready for something like that. Defensively it looks like they are still running that 4-2-5. We just have to make sure our guys understand that and are ready to play mentally. That’s been the biggest thing we’ve harped on all week,” said Coach Trapp.
Kick-off is at 7 p.m. and WJLE will have LIVE coverage on AM 1480/FM 101.7 and LIVE streaming at www.wjle.com with the Voice of the Tigers John Pryor and Luke Willoughby.
WJLE’s Pre-Game shows begin with “Coach to Coach” at 5:00 p.m. featuring former UT football coach Phillip Fulmer and former UT assistant coach Doug Matthews with broadcaster Larry Stone talking Tennessee and SEC football.
“Coach to Coach” is followed by “Murphy’s Matchups at 6:00 p.m., a look at Tennessee High School Football from Murphy Fair with commentary on games and coaches interviews.
“Tiger Talk” airs at 6:30 p.m. with the Voice of the Tigers John Pryor interviewing Coach Steve Trapp and Tiger players Gage Delape, Nick May, and Andrew Fuson.
The game kicks off at 7:00 p.m. with play by play coverage on WJLE with John Pryor and color commentary by Luke Willoughby.
WJLE thanks our sponsors of Tiger football:
*DeKalb Dental Center
*Wilson Bank & Trust
*Caney Fork Electric Cooperative
*Gill Automotive (DeKalb Tire & Service)
*Charles D. Atnip Realty & Auction Company
*Liberty State Bank
*DeKalb Funeral Chapel
*St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital
*Three Star Mall
*Bert Driver Nursery
*Alexandria Auto Parts
*Woodbury Insurance Agency
*Optimus Pest Solutions
Tiger Talk sponsors:
*Woodbury Insurance Agency
*Jim’s Tire & Alignment
*A Degree Above Heating & Cooling
*Belk Grocery and Sporting Goods
“Coach to Coach sponsor: