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.