Tigers Lose Catfight at Livingston Academy

Tigers Lose Catfight at Livingston Academy

The DeKalb County Tigers battled the Livingston Academy Wildcats on the road Friday night but fell short losing 29 to 18.

The Tigers drop to 2-5 on the season and 0-2 in the region. The Wildcats improve to 6-1 and to 3-0 in region play.

DeKalb County took the lead on its first possession driving 74 yards for a score. Jesse Smith got the Tigers on the board with a touchdown run and with Andrew Fuson’s PAT DeKalb County led 7-0 with 9:12 left in the 1st period.

A 27 yard field goal by Tee Beaty put the Wildcats on the board with 6:08 left in the 1st period to cut the Tiger led to 7-3.

Andrew Fuson booted a 26 yard field goal with 5:28 left in the 2nd period to extend the Tiger lead to 10-3, capping a 64 yard DC drive.

On the ensuing kick-off, the Wildcats made a return to the Tiger 30 yard line and then drove for a score on a Wade Neely 3 yard touchdown run with 2:41 left in 2nd period. Beaty’s PAT tied the game at 10-10.

Livingston Academy grabbed the lead with 31 seconds left in the 2nd period on another 3 yard touchdown run by Wade Neely, capping a 61 yard drive. The PAT attempt was no good but the Wildcats lead 16-0 at half time.

The only score in the 3rd period came on a Mitchell Ayers 4 yard touchdown run for Livingston Academy with 6:13 left in the 3rd period capping an 84 yard drive. Beaty booted the extra point and the Wildcats pushed their lead to 23-10.

Beaty kicked a pair of 33 yard field goals in the 4th period with 10:36 to go and then with 6:45 left in the game to extend the Livingston Academy advantage to 26 to 10 and then to 29 to 10.

The last score of the game came on a 27 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Tyler Cantrell to Braxton Linder. Cantrell added the 2 point conversion on a quarterback keeper but the Tigers could draw no closer and lost 29 to 18.

DeKalb County will host Smith County (4-2) next Friday night, October 6 in Smithville. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m. WJLE will have LIVE coverage.

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