Students at DeKalb County High School were already in high spirits with a week of homecoming activities but the football team gave them even more to celebrate with a 20-10 victory over the visiting White County Warriors on Friday night.
Earlier in the day, the annual homecoming parade was held with the caravan traveling from the school to downtown
With the Tiger's homecoming opponent being the Warriors, the floats in the parade had a Tiger versus Warriors theme.
The parade featured Homecoming Queen Kidman Puckett and her court, the DCHS Fighting Tiger Band, lots of decorated cars and trucks, county and city law enforcement officers, and fire fighters, among others. The event concluded with a pep rally on the square led by DCHS Football cheerleaders.
The Senior Class took first place with their float
Second place went to the Sophomore Class
The Junior Class received third place
Fourth place went to the Freshman Class
The FCCLA Club took fifth place
Meanwhile in the game Friday night, neither team got on the scoreboard in the first period. But the Tigers would score on the first play of the second period as Quarterback Lucas Phillips rambled 49 yards for a touchdown. The P.A.T. by Zach Taylor was good and DeKalb County led 7-0 with 11:47 left in the half.
White County scored with six minutes left in the second period on a two yard touchdown run by Devin Davidson. The P.A.T. by Austin Hall was good and the Warriors tied the game at 7-7.
Austin Hall gave the Warriors a 10-7 lead with 3:12 to go before halftime on a 33 yard field goal..
The Tigers answered on the ensuing kick-off as Will Molander raced 80 yards for a Tiger touchdown with 2:55 left in the half. The P.A.T by Zach Taylor was good and DeKalb County led 14-10
Taylor tacked on a 33 yard field goal on the last play of the second period and the Tigers led at halftime 17-10
The only score of the second half came on another 33 yard field goal by Zach Taylor with 9:46 left in the third period and DeKalb County went on to win 20-10
The Tigers, now 4-0, will travel to Carthage next Friday night to take on the Smith County Owls in an important district showdown. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.