The Macon County Tigers took down the DeKalb County Tigers 62-34 on Senior night in Smithville Friday evening.
DeKalb County drops to 2-7 on the season (0-3) in the region. Macon County improves to 7-1 (3-0).
The last game of the regular season for the Tigers will be in two weeks, Friday October 27 as they travel to Cumberland County. A win would get them in the state play-offs.
In the game Friday night, Macon County struck first on a 53 yard quarterback keeper by Seth Carlisle for a touchdown with 9:56 left in the 1st period. The PAT attempt was no good but Macon County led 6-0.
Macon County’s Chris Oliver intercepted a DeKalb County pass and returned it 20 yards for a pick six. The PAT was good and Macon County led 13-0 with 9:37 left in the 1st period.
After a Macon County miscue on a punt attempt, DeKalb County took over on the visitor’s 20 yard line and scored two plays later on a 1 yard run by Jesse Smith. Andrew Fuson booted the PAT and DeKalb County trailed 13-7 with 6:38 left in the 1st period.
Macon County struck again, this time on a 79 yard touchdown pass play from Carlisle to Ethan Jenkins with 5:42 left in the 1st period. The PAT was good and the visitors led 20-7.
Macon County got a safety after sacking DeKalb County quarterback Tyler Cantrell in the end zone late in the 1st period and went up 22-7
The first score of the 2nd period came on a 14 yard touchdown strike from Carlisle to Chris Oliver. The PAT attempt was no good but Macon County extended its lead to 28-7.
DeKalb County drew closer on a 7 yard touchdown pass from Tyler Cantrell to Braxton Linder. Fuson added the extra point and the home team trailed 28-14
Macon County took a 35 to 14 lead with 3:29 left in the 2nd period on a 3 yard touchdown run by Noah Likens. The PAT was good.
The visitors got one more score before the end of the first half on a 29 yard touchdown pass from Carlisle to Curtis Oliver. The PAT was good and Macon County led 42-14.
Macon County took a 48-14 advantage on a 60 yard quarterback run by Carlisle with 9:40 left in the 3rd period. The PAT attempt was no good
DeKalb County closed the gap on a touchdown pass from Tyler Cantrell to Grayson Redmon. Fuson added the extra point and the hometown Tigers trailed 48-21.
Macon County then scored on a 5 yard touchdown pass from Carlisle to Curtis Oliver. After the conversion, the visitors led 56-21.
DeKalb County scored twice in the 4th quarter, the first on an 11 yard touchdown pass from Cantrell to Paxton Butler. Fuson tacked on the extra point and DC trailed 56-28.
The last touchdown of the game for DeKalb County came on a 19 yard pass from Cantrell to Christian Ferrell with 3:45 left. The PAT attempt was no good. The score was 56-34.
Macon County added its last score on a 44 yard touchdown run with 1:13 left. The PAT try was no good and the final score was 62-34 in favor of Macon County.