The DeKalb County Tigers have punched their ticket to the TSSAA Class 4A Playoffs after defeating the Cumberland County Jets 16-8 at Crossville in the last game of the regular season Friday night.
The Tigers (3-7 overall, 1-3 region), who finished 4th in Region 3, will travel to Lewisburg next Friday night to take on Marshall County (7-3 overall, 5-0 region) who finished 1st in Region 4.
The only score of the first half Friday night came on a 45 yard touchdown pass play from Tiger quarterback Tyler Cantrell to Bradley Miller. Andrew Fuson added the extra point and DeKalb County led 7-0 with 11:49 left in the 2nd period.
The Tigers scored twice in the 3rd period. Andrew Fuson booted a 32 yard field goal to give DeKalb County a 10-0 advantage. Grayson Redmon then caught a touchdown pass from Tyler Cantrell good for 79 yards. The extra point try was no good but DeKalb led 16-0 with 2:08 left in the 3rd period.
After a fumbled punt, the Jets scored on their next possession with 11:44 left in the 4th period on a 27 yard touchdown run by Jacob Kerley. They added 2 more points on the conversion but DeKalb County went on to win 16-8.
WJLE will have LIVE coverage next Friday night, November 3 from Marshall County. Kick-off will be at 7:00 p.m.