Tigers drop home opener to Watertown, 28-14

September 3, 2007

The DeKalb County Tigers fell to 0-2 on the football season, after a 28-14 loss at home to Watertown, Friday night in Smithville.

Watertown scored the first two touchdowns in the game, as Blaze Eaton broke off a 17-yard run in the first quarter, and Ethan Patterson reeled off a 78-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Brent Collier put the Tigers on the board with a three-yard touchdown run, late in the second quarter, to make it a 14-6 game at the half.

Eaton added his second touchdown early in the third quarter, and Aaron Fountain returned a Tiger fumble 44 yards for a score, as the Purple Tigers took a 28-6 lead in the third quarter. DeKalb County put the final score on the board in the fourth quarter, as Matthew Lawrence ran in from 20 yards out. Hunter Poteete added the two-point conversion, but the Tigers ended up on the short end of the 28-14 final.

Watertown out-gained DeKalb County in total offense, 256 to 235. Rushing, the Tigers carried the ball 41 times for 126 yards, led by Poteete, with 54 yards on 22 carries. Lawrence had36 yards on five carries, while Brent Collier carried the ball seven times for 21 yards. The Purple Tigers were led by Patterson, with 87 yards on two carries, and Eaton, who had 75 yards on 16 carries.

Passing, Poteete completed 8 of 15 passes for 109 yards, with one interception. For Watertown, Dalton Phillips completed 10 of 16 passes for 102 yards.

Steven McCormick led the Tiger receivers with three catches for 41 yards, while Caleb Tramel had two catches for 27 yards.

DeKalb County will travel to Greenbrier for their Region 4-3A opener, this Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.

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