The DeKalb County Tigers improved to 2-0 on the season with a 21-13 win at Stone Memorial in Crossville Friday night.
The Tigers' first points came on the strength of a 22 yard field goal by kicker Matthew Poss with 3:34 left in the first period.
The Panthers jumped out front 7 -3 with 11:48 to go in the second period on a 50 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Brady Wattenbarger to Austin Helton. The P.A.T. by Patrick Robinson was good.
Matthew Poss added another field goal for the Tigers from 27 yards with 2:58 left in the half to cut the Panthers' lead to 7-6.
Stone Memorial's Patrick Robinson lined up for a 39 yard field goal attempt in the closing seconds of the second quarter but the Tigers blocked the kick and the score at halftime remained 7-6 in favor of the Panthers.
DeKalb County mounted a 71 yard scoring drive to open the third period Dustin Warner capped the drive on a six yard touchdown run. Matthew Poss converted on the P.A.T. and the Tigers went back on top 13-7 with 5:38 left in the quarter.
The Tigers extended their lead on a nine yard touchdown pass from quarterback Steven Jennings to Aaron Patterson. Jennings then tossed a two point conversion pass to A.J. Mooneyham and DeKalb County was up 21-7.
The Panthers made the score 21-13 with 6:36 left in the fourth period on a 32 yard touchdown scoring pass play from Quarterback Brady Wattenbarger to Austin Helton. The P.A.T attempt by Patrick Robinson was no good.
The Tigers will play their home opener next Friday night, September 6 at 7:00 p.m. against district foe Livingston Academy. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.