After getting their first victory of the season last week against Grundy County, the DCHS Tigers will try to make it two in a row as they host the Cannon County Lions for Homecoming tonight (Friday).
Kick-Off is at 7:00 p.m.
(CLICK LINK BELOW TO HEAR TIGER TALK WITH COACH STEVE TRAPP AND TIGER PLAYERS JESSE SMITH, DAVID BRADFORD, AND AXEL ALDINO)
Tiger Coach Steve Trapp said after the first four weeks of disappointment, it felt good to get a win last week.
“Any time you can walk away on Friday night and the scoreboard has more points in your favor it makes for a better weekend. It makes the week’s worth of preparation worthwhile. I was really proud and touched to see the joy on the guy’s faces after the game because we put a lot of time, effort, and energy into being the best that we can be and we have not really been rewarded a whole lot so far during the regular season so it was just good to see these guys celebrate with each other and have that feeling of accomplishment after a week’s worth of work following a football game,” said Coach Trapp.
DeKalb County is 1-4 with losses to Warren County 26-10, Upperman 49-27, Stone Memorial 38-16, and Watertown 59-21. The lone win was against Grundy County 27-7.
Cannon County is winless with losses to Red Boiling Springs 14-0, Jackson County 20-19, Sequatchie County 48-6, Moore County 35-6, and Upperman 34-14.
“Cannon County has a true identity which is a little bit different from what they have been in the past. They know what they want to do. Offensively, they want to eat the clock. They are going to offer a heavy dose of the run game and then they will mix in some play action. They have a big six foot, four receiver on the outside who has made plays in every single game as far as catching the ball. Sometimes its a one man route and its him. A lot of times it will be our one guy on their one guy and we’ll see who makes the play. For us it’s going to be our All-State corner Bradley Miller so he needs to prove his worth in that regard. They like to use a lot of compressed formations with a lot of big guys running the ball. I think they took a lineman and put him in the backfield. Defensively it looks like they want to bring a little bit more pressure which is what we expect. Last year when we played them they had a little bit different defense so I’m also expecting something from them that we haven’t seen on tape this year as well,” said Coach Trapp.
Last week, Tiger quarterback Tyler Cantrell left the game in the second period due to a sprained ankle. Coach Trapp said whether he sees action tonight will be a game time decision.
The DCHS Homecoming Day Parade will be today (Friday).
The parade schedule is as follows:
*Parade leaves the high school: 12:45 p.m.
*Band performs at Northside Elementary School: 12:45 p.m.
*Parade arrives at Smithville Elementary School: 1:00 p.m.
*Parade arrives at Northside Elementary School: 1:20 p.m.
*Band leads the parade to the public square
*Parade arrives at the public square: 1:50 p.m. followed by a pep rally and band performance on the square.
WJLE will have LIVE coverage of the football game 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 Jesse Smith. David Bradford, and Axel Aldino.
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