The DeKalb County Tigers were able to celebrate a win for the first time this season after swatting the Grundy County Yellow Jackets 27-7 Friday night in Smithville.
Both teams are now 1-4 .
DeKalb County grabbed the lead with 4:30 left in the 1st period on a 3 yard touchdown run by David Bradford. The PAT attempt by Andrew Fuson was no good but the Tigers led 6-0. The scoring drive was set up after a Nick May interception of Quarterback Hagen Cash. May returned it to the Yellow Jacket 18 yard line to put the Tigers in the red zone.
DeKalb County went up 8-0 with 3:46 left in the 1st period when Grundy County Quarterback Hagen Cash grounded the football after being hemmed in the endzone by the Tiger defense.
The Tigers extended their lead with 3:27 left in the 1st period on a 28 yard touchdown pass play from Quarterback Tyler Cantrell to Bradley Miller. The 2 point conversion attempt failed but DeKalb County led 14-0.
Grundy County’s only score of the game came on a 78 yard touchdown pass play from Quarterback Hagen Cash to Evan Nunley. The PAT was good and the Yellow Jackets trailed 14-7 with 1:35 left in the 1st period.
After Tyler Cantrell left the game in the 2nd period with an injury, Axel Aldino came in at Quarterback for the Tigers.
Kicker Andrew Fuson connected on a 37 yard field goal with 5 minutes left in the 2nd period to put the Tigers up 17-7.
After a Gundy County turnover, the Tigers found themselves at the Yellow Jacket 5 yard line but couldn’t cash in on a touchdown. However Andrew Fuson booted an 18 yard field goal with 2:40 left before halftime to give DeKalb County a 20-7 advantage.
The last score of the game came with 2:59 left in the 4th period on a 4 yard quarterback keeper by Axel Aldino. Fuson added the extra point for a 27-7 lead. The scoring drive was set up after Aldino found Braxton Linder on a 70 yard pass play that put DeKalb County on Grundy County’s 4 yard line.
DeKalb County will host Cannon County for Homecoming next Friday night, September 22. The game kicks-off at 7 p.m. WJLE plans LIVE coverage.