The Smith County Owls came to Smithville Friday night and cruised to a 53-21 victory over the DeKalb County Tigers.
DeKalb County drops to 2-6 on the season while the Owls improve to 5-2.
The Owls scored four of their eight touchdowns in the game during the 1st period. The first one came on a 1 yard run by Bryant Goolsby with 9:32 left. Goolsby added the extra point for a 7-0 Smith County lead.
After a mishandled DC punt, Jayden Apple recovered and raced 22 yards for a Smith County touchdown with 7:54 left in the 1st period. The PAT was good and the Owls led 14-0.
After a Tiger turnover, the Owls got the ball and scored on the next play via a 60 yard run by Carson Hacket with 6:16 left in the opening period. Goolsby tacked on the extra point to give the visitors a 21-0 advantage.
The Owls extended their lead on a 13 yard touchdown run by Shermar King with 2:34 left in the 1st period. Goolsby booted the extra point to give Smith County a 28-0 cushion.
DeKalb County got on the board with 10:10 left in the 2nd period on a 10 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Tyler Cantrell to Braxton Linder. Andrew Fuson’s extra point was good and the Tigers trailed 28-7.
Shermar King scored the second of his three touchdowns of the game with 7:42 left in the 2nd period on a 21 yard run. Goolsby’s PAT put the Owls out front 35-7.
Smith County’s Carson Hackett threw a 10 yard touchdown pass to Shermar King with 4:07 left in the 2nd period. The PAT attempt was no good but the Owls owned a 41-7 lead
The Owls took their largest lead with 7:06 left in the 3rd period on a 19 yard touchdown run by John Ross Hord. The PAT try was no good but the Owls held a 47-7 advantage.
DeKalb County cut into the Owl lead on a 67 yard pass play from Tyler Cantrell to Bradley Miller with 5:57 left in the 3rd period. Andrew Fuson booted the extra point and the Tigers trailed 47-14.
Cantrell later found Braxton Linder on another touchdown pass play. Fuson tacked on the extra point to cut the Smith County lead to 47-21.
The Owls added one more score in the 4th period on an 80 yard touchdown run by Trevor Dickens. Goolsby's PAT was good but the Tigers lost 53-21.
DeKalb County will play its last home game next Friday, October 13 against Macon County (6-1, 2-0). The Tigers will have a bye week on October 20 and conclude the regular season at Cumberland County on October 27. A win against either Macon County or Cumberland County or both would qualify the Tigers for the state play-offs.