After opening the season with back to back road games, the DeKalb County High School Tigers will play their first home game of the season Friday night, September 1 as they host the Stone Memorial Panthers. Its also their first region contest.
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Although some consideration had been given to postponing the game to Saturday night because of the threat of heavy rain, the game will be played Friday night as scheduled.
The Tigers are 0-2 with losses to Warren County 26 to 10 and to Upperman 49 to 27.
“We have been very inconsistent but the truth of it is there is an experience factor. We have a lot of new faces out there. We only have three or four who have had that Friday night action. That is not an excuse by no means but a realism. But really as bad as the first two weeks have been, it just sets the stage for a bigger moment tonight because this week’s game, unlike the last two has play-off implications so our guys just have to keep their focus,” said Tiger Coach Steve Trapp on WJLE’s Tiger Talk Program.
Stone Memorial is 1-1 with a season opening loss to East Ridge 35-14 at home and a road win at Scott County 21-14 last week.
“They run that Wing-T offense and try to establish ball control and move the chains to keep their opponents offense off the field. Defensively they will try to eliminate the big plays. They have done a good job against us on that in the past. They will try to make us throw the ball underneath and rally to the football and then try to win the line of scrimmage battle. We’ll have to play very well. We’ll have to play fast and physical and make this a good football game,” 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 Bradley Miller, Braxton Linder, and David Bradford.
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
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