The DeKalb County Tigers celebrated a homecoming victory Friday night over the visiting Cannon County Lions 42-0.
The Tigers are now 2-4 on the season and will travel to Livingston Academy next week. The Wildcats are 5-1 on the season and 2-0 in Region play. Cannon County falls to 0-6 on the season.
After getting the ball on a Cannon County turnover at the Lions 20 yard line, DeKalb County Quarterback Tyler Cantrell threw a 20 yard touchdown pass to Paxton Butler with 8:20 left in the 1st period. The PAT by Andrew Fuson was good and the Tigers led 7-0.
The next score came as the Tigers capped a 52 yard drive on a 40 yard touchdown pass play from Quarterback Axel Aldino to Braxton Linder with 10:41 left in the 2nd period. Andrew Fuson added the extra point for a 14-0 Tiger lead.
DeKalb County extended its advantage on a 2 yard touchdown pass play from Aldino to Bradley Miller, capping a 74 yard drive. Fuson’s PAT gave the Tigers a 21-0 lead with 2:30 left in the 2nd period.
After the Tigers blocked a Cannon County punt, Jesse Smith scooped up the loose pigskin and raced 25 yards for a Tiger touchdown with 48 seconds left in the 2nd period. Fuson booted the extra point and the DeKalb County lead at halftime was 28-0.
The Tigers cashed in on two more Cannon County turnovers in the second half. After a Lions interception by Tiger Bradley Miller, DeKalb County capped a scoring drive on a 15 yard pass from Quarterback Axel Aldino to Riley Sexton with 7:53 left in the 3rd period. Fuson added the extra point and the Tigers held a 35-0 lead.
On the ensuing kick-off, the return man for Cannon County fumbled in the air and DeKalb County’s Bradley Miller grabbed it and rambled 25 yards for a touchdown with 7:30 left in the 3rd period. Fuson booted the PAT and DeKalb County went on to win 42-0.